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Posted: October 22, 2015

Students should be reading their novel every night.Students are to read the story "The Blues Merchant" (page 284) for tomorrow. There Will Come Soft Rain Creative Project The short story is filled with countless examples of figurative language and rich description.  Select one example and bring it to life by illustrating it.  You can draw, illustrate with the computer, etc but your illustration MUST be original. Due:  Monday October 26th EFFORT:  10 ACCURACY:  5 CREATIVITY:  5

Posted: October 19, 2015

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Posted: October 16, 2015

Students are to have a novel for Monday

Posted: October 16, 2015

Act 1, Scene 2   Shakespeare used the soliloquy to great effect in order to express some of the 
personal thoughts and emotions of characters   1.  Translate Edmund's soliloquy (lines 1 - 22).  Rewrite it in one of the following 
voices: a.  a Miramichier b.  a gangsta rapper c.  a hippy d.  a cowboy   Maintain the ideas of Edmund, but use language and diction which fits the voice you 
have selected.   NOTE:  Questions 1 is due Monday              Value 10   

Posted: October 1, 2015

If you missed the in-class novel assignment on Thursday (October 1st), you will be writing it Friday (October 2nd) starting at 11:45 in my room.

Posted: September 28, 2015

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