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Posted: September 12, 2011

1.) Start collecting lines from some of your favourite songs. Keep a running record of these lines in your notebook. We will be creating something as a class with these. 2.) Read!!!!!!! 3.) Finish Quick write: "Songs in my heart" for homework if not completed.

Posted: September 12, 2011

Valuable Reasons to Write: 1.     Writing is hard, but “hard” is rewarding. 2.    Writing helps you sort things out. 3.    Writing helps to persuade others 4.    Writing helps to fight oppression. 5.    Writing makes you a better reader. 6.    Writing makes you smarter. 7.    Writing helps you get into and through post secondary education. 8.    Writing prepares for you for the world of work.                        Valuable Reasons to Read: 1.    Reading is hard, but “hard” is necessary.  Hard is rewarding. 2.    Reading builds a mature vocabulary. 3.    Reading makes you a better writer. 4.    Reading makes you smarter. 5.    Reading prepares you for the world of work. 6.    Reading well is financially rewarding. 7.    Reading opens the door to post secondary and beyond. 8.    Reading arms you against oppression.  

Posted: September 9, 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher   This book is about a high school girl who commits suicide.   Before her death, she creates 13 audiotapes and sends them to a list of 13 people who she believes helped contribute to the reasons she wanted to kill herself.  It began with a rumour gone bad.......   Link to website:  http://www.thirteenreasonswhy.com/book.php

Posted: September 9, 2011

Please bring in a Notebook Journal by Monday.  If you cannot get a hard cover one, purchase a smaller 3 ringed notebook.   Remember that students should be reading a minimum of two (2) hours a week.  Get started this weekend.  :)  

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