Friday, Jan. 19th

We went over the chapter two worksheet after you handed it in for marking. Then, Chloe, Olivia, and Katrina presented on chapter three.

Please finish the chapter three worksheet, and hand it in on Tuesday.

Read chapter four.  Phoebe and Laura will be presenting on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd.

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Wednesday, Jan. 17th

It is REALLY IMPORTANT for you to attend every class and get every assignment done.  The worksheet from chapter one was collected at the beginning of class, as will all the subsequent worksheets.  We went over the answers, and then, Dean, Evan, and Angelo presented on chapters two.  I went over a few other details like the connotations of Napoleon and Snowball’s names, and PROPAGANDA techniques.  We then worked on the worksheet for chapter two.  This is due at the beginning of Friday’s class.  Late work will not be accepted, so be sure to complete your assignment and hand it in ON TIME.

Please read chapter three for Friday when Chloe, Olivia and Katrina will present.

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Monday, Jan. 15th

We did a reading quiz on chapter one of Animal Farm, followed by Sai, Eric, and Hugo’s presentation.  This group did a thorough job of the chapter and has set the standard for the rest of you.

We went over a few points and then we worked on the Chapter One Worksheet for the remainder of class.

Please read chapter two for Wednesday when Dean, Evan, and Angelo will present.

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Thursday, Jan. 11th

We finished the notes on the Russian Revolution today.

EVERYONE needs to read chapter one for next class.  There will be a plickers reading quiz.

Sai, Eric, and Hugo will be presenting on chapter one.  Details on what is expected can be found on the post from Tuesday, Jan. 9th.

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Tuesday, Jan. 9th

We went over the PRESENTATION criteria for the Animal Farm  unit, and signed up for groups and chapters.  (50 marks)

Each group must:

  1.  explain AT LEAST TEN parallels between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution
  2. teach TWO new vocabulary words per person from the assigned chapter.  This includes a quotation in which the word is used, a definition, a synonym, the various parts of speech, and a demonstration of how it can be used in a sentence of your own making.
  3. explain and illustrate the SATIRE  TECHNIQUES used in the chapter.

The presentations start on Monday, Jan. 15th, so please make sure that ALL of you have read chapter one by then.

We continued the notes on the Russian Revolution for the rest of class.

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Friday, Dec. 22nd

We will continue our notes on the Russian Revolution through the film Stalin after the holidays.  Have a great time!

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Wednesday, Dec. 20th

We went over the expectations for the panel presentations on Animal Farm, which include showing how the novel is an allegory by illustrating the parallels between characters, setting, and plot in the novel and in history; discussing the SATIRE, in terms of the humour techniques, the flaws it points out, and the possible change it provokes.  You should also teach two new vocabulary words per person by using them in your own sentences.

We went over SATIRE by watching and discussing a clip from Monty Python on the “black knight.”  After this, we continued watching Stalin and discussing/ writing on notes on this episode of history.  We shall continue this over the next few classes.

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Monday, Dec. 18th

We tried to go over the annotations on “Harrison Bergeron,” looking for examples of HYPERBOLE, SIMILE, IRONY,and KEY WORDS and their connotations.  The washroom breaks were very distracting.  Please do what you need to BEFORE class.

We then went over the presentations you will be doing for Animal Farm, namely explaining the PARALLELS between the novel and the Russian Revolution, AND commenting on the SATIRE TECHNIQUES, as we tried to do with “Harrison Bergeron.”

We started discussing and taking notes on the Russian Revolution, with the use of the film called Stalin.  We will pick up from where we left off today on Wednesday.

If you miss class, it is UP TO YOU to get notes from someone who was here.

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Thursday, Dec. 14th

PLAGIARISM is when you claim someone else’s thoughts and words as your own.  This is intellectual theft, and the consequences are a ZERO, no make up assignments. DO NOT DO THIS.

We went over the results of the last composition on To Kill A Mockingbird.  Both Justin and Ali were absent, so we did not hear their speeches.

We started the introduction to Animal Farm with a discussion on EQUALITY.  Ideas were illustrated with a video clip and the short story, “Harrison Bergeron.”

For homework, ANNOTATE the story by colour coding the text.  Look for HYPERBOLES, IRONY, SIMILES, and KEY WORDS.  We will discuss these next class.

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Tuesday, Dec 12th

We wrote the BIOGRAPHY of a character from To Kill A Mockingbird today.  Ali and Justin will deliver their speeches on this next class before we start our next unit.

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