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Posted: September 28, 2015

Posted: September 25, 2015

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Tue, Sep 29/15 9:00 pm
Adults often try to intervene or influence children when bullying occurs.  Based on the short stories Day of the Butterfly, The Doll's House, and your own experiences, do you think adults can effectively help combat bullying? Two pages.  Typed.  Double spaced.  Font 12. TNR.     Value: 30

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  

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