Tuesday, May 23rd

We briefly discussed “Old Maggie” (21) and what she is used for in Waknuk before watching a clip from Pan’s Labyrinth.  We then wrote a commentary connecting the clip to the use of fear in the novel. We then discussed chapters 4-5.

Please read chapters 6-7 for next class.

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There are only FOUR WEEKS left, so if you are not passing (check the I-report below), you must do something about this as soon as possible.  Complete all remaining work to the best of your ability.

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Wednesday, May 17th

We discussed chapters 2-3 of The Chrysalids and wrote about how our simulation exercises illustrated points in the novel.  These records were handed in at the end of class.

Please read chapters 4-5 for next class.

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Monday, May 15th

We worked through chapter one of The Chrysalids and did two simulation exercises:  “the mutant hunt” and “the telephone game.”  Consider what points these two exercises make about the novel.

Read chapters 2-3 for Wednesday’s class.

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENT

There are only FIVE WEEKS left, so if you are not passing (check the I-report below), you must do something about this as soon as possible.  Complete all remaining work to the best of your ability.

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Thursday, May 11th

The Dead Poets Society readings were presented today.  If you have not handed in your texts from previous units yet, please do so a.s.a.p..

We continued our hypothetical story one week later, one month later, and 10 years later.  These were handed in at the end of class.

Please finish reading chapter one of The Chrysalids for next class.

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENT

There are only SIX WEEKS left, so if you are not passing (check the I-report below), you must do something about this as soon as possible.  All late work from the Poetry Unit must be handed in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on it.

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Tuesday, May 8th

We finished The Dead Poets Society and planned the groups and roles.  You will be presenting next class.  If you are playing “Knox,” you will have to do your poetry reading to someone outside of class and film it before next class.

We started the introduction to the next unit with a hypothetical visualization of what you would do to survive a nuclear attack. We will carry on with this next class after the poetry presentations.

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENT

There are only SIX WEEKS left, so if you are not passing (check the I-report below), you must do something about this as soon as possible.  All late work from the Poetry Unit must be handed in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on it.

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Friday, May 5th

We continued watching and discussing Dead Poets Society in preparation for the POETRY READING you will do on May 11th.

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENT

There are only SIX WEEKS left, so if you are not passing (check the I-report below), you must do something about this as soon as possible.  All late work from the Poetry Unit must be handed in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on it.

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Wednesday, May 3rd

The parodies on Marlowe were returned.  If you haven`t handed yours in, do so a.s.a.p..

We started wrapping up the poetry unit with a composition on the hashtags you came up with, incorporating six lines of poetry before starting Dead Poets Society.  You will be doing a poetry reading inspired by the film.

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Monday, May 1st

The White Hatter presentation took place today.  Please hand in your parody on “The Passionate Shepherd…” if you haven’t done so already.

We will be writing a composition to wrap up the poetry unit next class.

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Thursday, April 27th

We finished off the presentation on the lyrics you have chosen, AND we read and discussed “Ozymandias” (14), and “A Poison Tree”(191).   With all the lines you have collected from your  classmates choices and from the poems we have read from the text, you categorized the lines and named the categories with a hashtag.  This was handed in at the end of class.  We will be using these lists next class.

Finish your own parody of “The Passionate Shepherd…” on any topic you like.  It must have:

  • six quatrains
  • aa,bb,cc,dd, etc. rhyme scheme
  • iambic tetrametre in each line
  • appropriate imagery
  • three literary devices such as: similes, metaphors, alliteration, allusions, etc.

This is due on Monday, May 1st.

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Tuesday, April 25th

We continued to present song lyrics and commentaries on them.  We also read and discussed Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” (25), and the parody of it by Ogden Nash called “Love Under the Republicans (Or the Democrats)”.  We also read an example of a parody that a former grade 10 student wrote.

Now, it’s your turn.  Write your own parody of “The Passionate Shepherd…” on any topic you like.  It must have:

  • six quatrains
  • aa,bb,cc,dd, etc. rhyme scheme
  • iambic tetrametre in each line
  • appropriate imagery
  • literary devices such as: similes, metaphors, alliteration, allusions, etc.

This is due on Monday, May 1st.

The remaining 8 people will present their lyrics and commentaries next class. Everyone should have a running list of their favourite lines from EACH song.

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