Ms. Cabel

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Writing 110 on the GG Times!

Posted: December 5, 2011

Check out this awesome news report from Gretna Green Elementary School.  It highlights our time with the students last Wednesday.  Also, be sure to pick up a copy of the Miramichi Leader today - there is a full story on our visit.

Posted: December 1, 2011

Writing 110: The quick write today was a response to a New York Times article on shark finning.  I am attaching the article - please comment on one of the three questions on the bottom of the article.  Read Mitch Albom's "A Sensless Death in the Age of Anger".  Highlight the following for Monday:                    1. elements of story                    2. the author's central idea/purpose                    3. evidence to support the argument                    4. examples of writer's craft   English 112: Work on your projects!  Also, read chapter 10 for Tuesday's class.  Today, we answered questions on chapter 9 in class.  If you did not finish them in class, finish for homework for Monday:            1. Jack is now a very powerful leader.  Discuss the following descriptions and explain what they say about his power:            Page 149  - "...Jack, painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol."            Page 150  - "...authority sat on his shoulder and chattered in his ear like an ape."            2. Page 151-152.  There is a new reason for the dance.  What is it?  Why have the words changed?            3. What is the tragic irony of Simon’s death? When you look at the language which describes the murder, what have the  children become?                                                                                          4. What happens to the parachutist?  Why is this important to the plot of the novel?   English 10: Work on the individual homework that you have been given for your project.  Also, read chapters 21 and 22 for Tuesday (there will be a reading check).    
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Posted: November 30, 2011

Here are some pictures from our visit to Gretna Green Elementary School.  Be sure to check out my web link to the GG webpage, where there are more pictures and articles on the visit.

Posted: November 30, 2011

Please read to the end of chapter 20 for tomorrow!

Partners in Literacy

Posted: November 30, 2011

Enjoy these pictures from our day at Gretna Green!

Posted: November 30, 2011

Wow, what a morning!  Today our Writing 110 class visited Gretna Green Elementary School to share our storybooks and writing lesson plans with the students.  We were a bit nervous at first, but after the first 15 minutes, the students were naturals!  We all walked away feeling enriched.  Thank you to Mr. Comeau, Ms. Simmons, and the Gretna Green staff for hosting us at your school.  Check out my "links" to be brought to Gretna Green's image gallery from the morning.  I will also be uploading my own pictures and videos shortly.

Posted: November 28, 2011

Writing 110: Books must be ready for binding tomorrow.  Remember to get your waiver forms signed. English 112: Read up to p.133 for tomorrow. English 10: Read up to the end of chapter 19 for tomorrow's class.

Posted: November 24, 2011

The Writing 110 students will be travelling to Gretna Green Elementary School on Wednesday, November 30th to present their storybooks and teach their writing mini-lessons.  The students must have waiver forms signed by their parents or guardians, and returned to me.

Posted: November 24, 2011

English 112: Read up to page 133 for Tuesday.  Friday and Monday are project days. English 10: Read chapter 16 for tomorrow.  Today was a project day.  Students worked on their proposals - a reminder that these proposals need to be handed in to me ASAP.  I am attaching the project information below.
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Posted: November 22, 2011

English 112: Today we read and discussed chapter 6.  Please read chapter 7 for Thursday.  Tomorrow is a project day! English 10: Today is project day - we will be working on our proposals.  Please read to the end of chapter 14 for Wednesday.

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