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Posted: March 13, 2012

Read "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan Cheet on Character Analysis (mother or daughter)   "The Sniper" sheet due Thursday

Posted: February 28, 2012

We will finish "Dead Poet's Society" tomorrow and start assignment for this in class.  It will be due Friday, March 2, 2012.

Posted: February 28, 2012

We read chapter 2 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  Point of view was discussed.   Homework:  Vocabulary exercise and 6 questions.

Posted: February 28, 2012

Today we looked at the elements of a short story and focused in on Point of View.  We read the story "Charles" by Shirley Jackson and discussed how the reader's experience would change with a different first person narrator.   Homework:  There is no real resolution to the story "Charles".  Write an ending for the story, resolving some of the issues (half page)

Posted: February 26, 2012

Look up Anti-Jewish propoganda from the era of WWII.  Bring in an example.  

Posted: February 26, 2012

Practice rants   Write about your favourite (or list favourite short story) and why you feel that way.

Posted: February 26, 2012

Homework: Complete stanza of poetry modeled after "Assignment Poetry"

Posted: February 21, 2012

Today we started the unit on short stories with the reading of "The Betrayal" by Timothy Findley   No homework

Posted: February 21, 2012

We continued the introduction into the poetry unit today.  We looked at two poems: "Class Assignment" and "Assignment Poetry"   Homework:  Write 2 verses modeled after the poem "Assignment Poetry"  
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Posted: February 21, 2012

Today we brainstormed a list of things that we knew about the Holocaust.  We then did a quick write on the poem "The White Flakes".  We had a geat and insightful discussion about the poem and history.  One of the themes in the novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is the Innocence of Children.  We will be exploring this in detail and depth throughout the study.

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