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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Friday, Dec. 8th

We practised commenting on three passages from the novel, linking them to the themes we have discussed.  We then each chose a character from the novel and listed his or her CHARACTER TRAITS.  Fill out the worksheet I gave you with quotations from the novel showing how your character SPEAKS, what OTHER CHARACTERS’ OPINIONS OF HIM/HER are, his or her APPEARANCE, his or her ACTIONS, and any COMPARISONS made of this character.  Consider which of the themes this character helps to illustrate.

Next class, you will use this sheet and your notes and novel to write a CHARACTER SKETCH.  If you wish to do a presentation instead, while everyone else is writing their essay, you will prepare your speech with an outline and powerpoint slides. The speeches will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 14th.

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Wednesday, Dec. 6th

We continued discussing chapters 21-31 of  To Kill A Mockingbird, this time focusing on

  • how despite the unjust verdict for Tom Robinson, “things are not as bad as they seem”…but also considering how this “gradual” progress may not be good enough according to Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech
  • examples of hypocrisy…and how Jem and Scout react to these
  • the “longest journey” as Bob Ewell enacts his last act of revenge, and how Boo Radley comes to the rescue…

We have a little more to discuss next class before we start our unit project. If you haven’t finished the novel yet, be sure you do so before Friday.

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Term Two Assignments

  • Journal entry on coping with injustices with humour…/5…Dec. 4th
  • Character Study…/60…Dec. 12th
  • Annotation of “Harrison Bergeron”…/10…Dec. 18th

TOTAL MARKS SO FAR…75

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Monday, Dec. 4th

We went over the papers you wrote last class, and then we started discussing chapters 21-31.  If you haven’t finished the novel yet, please do so by next class.

Today, we looked at how the characters deal with INJUSTICE, from crying to becoming jaded to using humour to cope.  We wrote a journal entry on the humour examples we watched in class.

We will carry on with chapters 21-31 next class.

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Thursday, Nov. 30th

We wrote the speech analysis or original speech today to wrap up Term One.

Please read to the end of the novel for Monday.

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Tuesday, Nov. 28th

We went over how to analyze a speech today using Martin Luther King Jr.’ s I Have A Dream as an exemplar.  Prepare, WITHOUT USING THE INTERNET OR ANY PUBLISHED SOURCES, to write either an ANALYSIS of Atticus’ summation speech on pages 271-275 OR your own original speech on justice, prejudice, growing up, or gender equality.  Use the novel, your own experiences, films, or other books you have read for examples.  This essay is worth 60 marks.  Come PREPARED.

Continue reading the novel.  Aim to FINISH IT by Monday, Dec. 4th.

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Thursday, Nov. 23rd

We “re-enacted” the trial scene in chapters 16-20, and then we watched the film version of it to compare notes.  On Thursday, Nov. 30th, you will be writing an analysis of Atticus summation speech on pages 271-275.  We will discuss this further on Tuesday.  Please keep reading ahead in the novel.  Try to finish the novel as soon as you can.  We will be working on the remaining chapters on Monday, Dec. 4th.

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Tuesday, Nov. 21st

We finished watching and discussing Mississippi Burning today, and we will be relating it to the novel over the next few classes.

We discussed chapters 12-15, and focused on the use of RHETORIC.

Please make sure that you have read chapters 16-20 for next class.

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