Wed. January 5, 2011
  • HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY
  • 
  • HOW TO WRITE A LETTER
  • POETRY
  • CURRENT EVENTS PRESENTATIONS
  • HOW TO MAKE A ROUGH COPY POSTER!

  • Grammar booklet work (copy 8 extra booklets)
  • Collect POW Qs - mark in 5 minutes and return or just do homework check /2
  • Current Events task assigned and work in library....
  • While students research their task, I meet with them one-on-one regarding wiki articles and any overdue/missing work
  • * print off missing task reports for all students
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
  • poetry class - did Garth Brooks and POW poem and discussed metaphors
  • POW poem Qs for homework
Teacher To Do List:

GIVE INTEGRADE REPORT - MARK AND MISSING TASKS!! - BEFORE BREAK!!

  • mark Advertisements AND ALL WORK HANDED IN
  • complete wiki marking rubric
  • give feedback on wiki articles and discuss with class
  • HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY
  • HOW TO WRITE A LETTER
  • POETRY
  • CURRENT EVENTS PRESENTATIONS
  • HOW TO MAKE A ROUGH COPY POSTER!

Tuesday, Dec. 14
  • Students improve wiki articles
  • Students put up our artist posters


Monday, Dec. 13
  • Grammar booklet - review concept, do more exercises - Quiz Friday
  • COMPLETE WIKI RUBRIC: Go over 4 sample articles (GET/MAKE ARTICLES) with class with rubric in hand - they mark and discuss why (may improve tomorrow - final chance to change)
  • Internet video - complete and respond... or use YouTube ones? - read new essay on internet?
  • GOALS before end of year: write 2 essay, write 2 letters, poetry unit, rough design of posters
  • Talk with Amelia re: her privilege of 3 articles


Wednesday, Dec. 1
  • Did Section 1 and 2 in Coordination/Subordination Grammar Booklet - Due tomorrow
  • Wiki Day - time to work on Article #3

Tuesday, November 30
  • Grammar
  • Analyse own news article: 5Ws plus how, then label parts
  • Now write your own: show students video to use if no ideas
  • CREATE and PROVIDE writing template for writing news article - do outline only?

Monday, November 29
  • Introduce new grammar booklet
  • Show students wiki on overhead - brainstorm what makes visuals look good, pick standard font, VOTE on colours, etc., show how to insert link/images - post required elements - e.g. Title, Author
  • WIKI - what makes a good article - brainstorm ideas for me to make Rubric
  • WIKI - extra tasks for grade 12s - design (harmonize) and make rubric? and also organizes pages and what goes where
  • mark Done/Posted articles on Student Tracker poster - make LIST FOR 202 tomorrow at lunch (post Ask For Help!!) on board

Thursday, Nov. 25
  • Give students a tour of wiki on overhead projector
  • Show them how to insert Link, Image, Video, etc.
  • Students upload article #1 and try to get #2 done
  • Article #2 is DUE MONDAY!!

Wednesday, Nov. 24
  • Room 202 at lunch, Yunus and ?
  • Make lesson plan related to Media - watch film?
Tuesday, Nov. 23
  • library booked for website work!
  • first wiki articles completed, research started on #2

Monday, Nov. 22
  • mini lesson on ?
  • Advertising - make paragraph from De-coding handout
  • Create their own ad - need magazines, scizzors, glue, markers, big paper, etc.
  • They must do a similar paragraph on back of their own ad...

Friday, November 19
  • Homonym Quiz
  • Homework Check - Advertising Techniques and De-coding worksheet
  • Workblock for website articles
  • To Do: improve bulletin board, ensure all students have an assignment, post in envelopes Research Guides and Steps sheets and create checklist for students to use in writing articles?, get wiki up and named and start to post images and articles - show them!, work on it in class and they can watch me on overhead.....
  • Get everyone on wiki

Thursday, November 18
  • Homonyms Lesson II
  • Techniques used in ads - handout and magazine search for examples of each
  • De-coding an ad - handout and short answer response de-coding of an ad they think is powerful
Wednesday, November 17
  • Homonyms Lesson I
  • Media survey and discussion - magazine advertising response
Wednesday, November 10
  • Freewrite #6: What kind of products are advertised to teenagers today? How do they try to make you want and need these things?
  • Class discussion on results of freewrite. Discuss how adverstising tries to influence us. View a few ads.
  • Students read article (page 1 &2 of booklet) "Creating Consumers", how the industrial revolution created the need for advertising
  • Students answered questions, below, based on article
  • Question #1: What historical changes changed people from producers (makers of things) into consumers (buyers of things)?
  • Question #2: Why did advertisers create logos and cartoon characters to associate with their products?
  • Question #3:

Tuesday, November 9
  • Short Story Test - FULL CLASS

Monday, November 8
  • Go over Short Story Test quickly
  • Hand out Advertising examining booklet and go to library to look at magazines

Friday, Nov. 5th
  • how to write a Theme paragraph (10 minute lesson)
  • Students do paragraph response on the theme of the story

Review for short story test Monday


Thursday, November 4th
  • open class with video from one of the Inspiring Artists!
  • Read novels and Reading Logs (25 minutes)
  • Mini-lesson on Theme (how to find it, how to state it) and
  • SHORT STORY TEST: MONDAY, NOV. 8th

Wednesday, November 3rd
  • open class with video from one of the Inspiring Artists!
  • Read novels and Reading Logs (25 minutes)
  • Complete Story Maps for short story "The Statue of Liberty Factory" (20 minutes)
  • Mini-lesson on Theme (how to find it, how to state it) and how to write a Theme paragraph (10 minute lesson)
  • Students do paragraph response on the theme of the story
  • SHORT STORY TEST
FRIDAY, NOV. 5th


Tuesday, November 2nd
  • Student complete assembly of their "Artist That Inspires Me" poster (20 minutes)
  • Present posters to each other in small groups (15 minutes)
  • REMINDER: bring independent reading novel tomorrow

Monday, November 1st
  • Students assemble their "Artist That Inspire Me" posters
  • HYDRO OUTAGE - delayed ability to finish this task

Friday, October 29th
  • Students complete multiple choice (exam) questions on short story "The Statue of Liberty Factory"
  • Students work in groups to discuss exam questions and best responses
  • Students work in groups to discuss story though Guiding Questions and fill in terms/details on Story Map
  • Story Map handed in at end of class
  • Artist Biography DUE today
  • Reminder: All parts of Artist Poster Project are due Monday, November 1st

Thursday, October 28th
  • Free Write #5: A Time I Stood Up for What Was Right (or perhaps a time when I did not and wish I did....)
  • Return to Short Story Unit: read story "Statue of Liberty Factory".
  • Discuss story as a class and respond to questions.

Wednesday, October 27th

LAST DAY FOR IN-CLASS WORK ON ARTIST POSTER

  • GOOD COPY OF ARTIST BIOGRAPHY IS DUE FRIDAY, OCT 29
  • Gave out Overview of whole "Artist That Inspires Me" project and went over it with the class
  • Half the class spent in library finishing rough drafts (and printing a copy of them) and working on Personal Responses and writing up the information on the piece of art that will be highlighted on poster

Today's Handouts:
  1. Artist That Inspires Me project overview

Tuesday, October 26th
  • Marked student work handed back, including Reading Logs
  • Read independent novel (20 minutes)
  • Do a Reading Log entry (#7) (10 minutes)
  • Continue Research on artist in computer lab

Monday, October 25th**

  • Reminder of all steps of biography: Questions, Research, Rough Draft, Peer Edit, Good Copy
  • Mini-review of "hamburger" elements of a good paragraph
  • Distribute and discuss Peer Edit forms
  • Continue research on artists in computer lab
  • If students complete research, then it's time to get a peer-edit of your work

GOAL: students should aim to complete their research today and be working on their rough draft