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Posted: September 24, 2015

Students in my homeroom are reminded to bring back the data collection sheet. Article of the Week due tomorrow at the start of class. Students have read The Doll's House and are working on questions 1- 5. The Doll's House by Katherine Mansfield 1.  Why do all the girls want to see the doll's house?  What does seeing it represent? 2.  How are the Kelveys treated?  Why?  Be specific. 3.  Explain Else's last words. 4.  What are the similarities between the Kelvey children and the Sayla children?  Discuss. QUESTIONS 1 - 4 need supporting evidence. 5.  You have read two stories which deal with children mistreating other children.  Thinking over your own childhood, describe briefly a similar episode.  Students have one week left to complete reading their assigned novel.  I encourage you to complete the novel and then spend some time researching it on-line.  Look at characters, themes, and make sure you have an understanding of the novel.
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Posted: September 24, 2015

Students are reminded to read their detective novel nightly.  It must be completed by October 14th

Posted: September 22, 2015

Students need to be reading every night to ensure they complete their assigned novel for October 1st!

Posted: September 21, 2015

One of the five remaining quotes from Day of the Butterfly will be passed in tomorrow.

Posted: September 21, 2015

Due this coming Friday

Posted: September 18, 2015

Mrs. Maloney commits what her lawyer might call "a crime of passion". Does that justify her crime and what would your verdict be if you were a jury member at her trial? Explain. (1 page; typed; font 12; TNR; double spaced)  Due Monday.  20 marks  

Posted: September 17, 2015

Posted: September 14, 2015

Article of the Week due Friday at the start of class.  Must show evidence of close reading and have a one-page reflection.Period 1 = red duotangPeriod 4 = blue duotangPeriod 6 = green duotang For tomorrow (Tuesday), finish reding John Updike's A&P

Posted: September 10, 2015

Hello.Period 6 will be English 122

Posted: September 7, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year is upon us.  I trust all students have had a good summer and are ready to get the year underway.Good luck to all students especially the Class of 2016!

Posted: May 31, 2015

Posted: May 25, 2015

Reminder that research essay is due Thursday, May 28th. Sonnet poster due Monday, June 1st.

Posted: May 7, 2015

Plagiarism is a serious offense and students must ensure that all work passed in is their own and is properly cited.  A valuable resource on the topic is From the website:All of the following are considered plagiarism:turning in someone else's work as your owncopying words or ideas from someone else without giving creditfailing to put a quotation in quotation marksgiving incorrect information about the source of a quotationchanging words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving creditcopying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)