Apr. 12, 2012

9A - Finish good copies of Time Travel Story. Due at the End of Class

9B - Time Travel Movie (with discussion and analysis)

Time travel story due.
1. Brainstorm Questions on Time Travel
2. Outline
3. Rough draft (with visible editing, signed by Mr. Olsen in class)
4. Thoughtful comments from at least 2 other students
5. Good copy.

Apr. 11, 2012

9A - No Classes - Convivencia
9B - Peer Editing and Comment Writing.

Apr. 10, 2012

Semana Santa Story time - Oral discussion, sharing of Vacation Experiences.

Review of Dialogue Assignment Corrections for Dialogue in Stories.

Time Travel Story - Peer Editing

Mar. 30, 2012

9A - Time Travel Story - Editing and Proofreading
Peer Editing Activity
9B - Time Travel Story - Rough Draft Writing

Mar. 29, 2012

9A - Time Travel Story - Rough Draft Writing
9B - Finish Dialogue Assignment
Continue Outlines.

Mar. 28, 2012

9A -
Finish dialogue Assignment
Continue Outlines.

9B - 1/2 class - visiting Science Fair 11:10-11:40
Continue dialogue assignment. Peer sharing and editing.

Mar. 27, 2012

Mini-Lesson: Writing Dialogue

Assignment: write a 1/2 to 1 page dialogue with at least two characters speaking

Mar. 26, 2012

Class Discussion / Story Brainstorm

Begin Time Travel Story - Outlines.

Mar. 23, 2012

Finish "The Sound of Thunder"
Complete Questions. p. 514 #1,3,4,6-10

Mar. 22, 2012

Continue Reading Story

Assignment: Cause and Effect Chart
Create a cause and effect flowchart for the events described in the story on p. 502-503
Starting with the cause: "Someone steps on a mouse in the year 60 million BCE"
Include a chain of at least 7 effects to follow this.

Mar. 21, 2012

Quickwrite Assignment.
Where would you go if you could travel through time? The past or the future?
Would you go to some other region of the world or stay here?
How would time travel affect your life? (1 paragraph ~1/2 page)

Preview Questions p. 514 #1,3,4,6-10
Read "The Sound of Thunder," p. 222 Interactive Reader

Read to p. 226

Mar. 20, 2012

Notes introducing the story, "The Sound of Thunder," p. 499

Vocabulary Game - using 10 words p. 498

Mar. 16, 2012

Poetry Test on:

- Identifying Poetic Devices (Alliteration, Metaphor, Repetition, Simile, etc.)

- Analysing Poems

Mar. 15, 2012

Review for test - Poetry Term Review Powerpoint

Practice Analysis - "The Courage That My Mother Had" p. 461

1. Read the poem. Look up any words that you do not understand in the dictionary.
2. Read the poem out loud. Look at the structure of the poem. How many stanzas are there? Is there a rhyme
or rhythm that gives it a particular feeling?
3. Look through the poem slowly and try to find examples of figurative language (metaphor, simile and personification).
Look for examples of imagery and sensory language. How do these things affect you? What do they express?
4. Read the poem again thinking about the speaker. What kind of person are they? What is their situation? How do
they think and feel and what are they trying to express?
5. Read the poem one last time again. Write down what you think the theme or message of the poem is.

Mar. 14, 2012

Ballad Performances

Mar. 13, 2012

Due today:
Final copy of Ballad with
Alliteration and Onomatopoeia
and Scanning Marks ( / u )

Practice Ballads for oral performance

Mar. 12, 2012

Notes on Alliteration and Onomatopoeia (see last slides of powerpoint)

Add these to the ballads

Corrections on Extended Metaphor Assignment.
This must be completed in class. All students not finished may complete corrections in recuperation

Mar. 9, 2012

Ballad Writing

Mar. 8, 2012

Ballad Writing Assignment

Peer editing and review.

Finish class notes on Sounds of Poetry
Onomatopoeia and Alliteration

Mar. 7, 2012

Questions p. 467 #1-9 in pairs

Comparison / Contrast Chart p. 467

Mar. 6, 2012

Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement
Stories of the Civil rights Movement.asf

Introduction / notes on Ballads (see assignment)

Reading / Discussion "The Ballad of Birmingham" p. 464
Oral class reading, practicing the rhythm of the Ballad
Reading "The History of the Ballad" p. 466

Mar. 5, 2012

The must be approximately 150 words long
Scanning practice.
Worksheet, tongue twisters and "The Bat"

due in class.
Oral Exam: Reading Tongue Twisters.

Mar. 2, 2012

Notes on Rhythm and sound elements in Poetry

Example Video:

Time to work on Extended Metaphors.
The must be approximately 150 words long

Mar. 1, 2012

Entre Nous - Extended metaphor pictures due.

Reading and class interpretation of “Fog” p. 440

Mini-quiz on “Fire and Ice” p. 441

Work on Extended Metaphors (due Monday)

Feb. 29, 2012

Finish the "Entre Nous" extended metaphor drawing assignment.

Corrections Practice - Symbol Mini Research Projects.

Extended Metaphor writing Assignment

Feb. 28, 2011

Poem Reading:
"Boy at the Window" p. 451 Class discussion and guided interpretation.
Discussion on Personification and Tone

Song with lyrics "Entre Nous"

Assignment : Draw an illustration of one of the Extended Metaphors in "Entre Nous"
You must include a full quotation and labels. Your drawing should be coloured
Picture quality / creativity /3
Labels and quotations /3

Feb. 28, 2011

Begin Corrections Chart

Record errors for Poe essay and place in file with chart
Record errors for Symbol Mini-project
Do corrections for Symbol Mini-project (handed back in class today)

Feb. 21-24, 2012

Culture Week. No classes.

Feb. 20, 2012

"Where I'm From" Poem's due. Use lots of Imagery and Sensory Language

In-class performances of poems (participation marks)

Finish Scarlet Ibis group analysis.

Feb. 17, 2012

Low rider videos and poem "Tiburon" p. 430
Discussion about Simile of a Low Rider Car compared to a Shark

Notes on Figurative Language - Similes, Metaphors, Personification

Group assignment in class (participation marks)
Students find and write examples of Figurative Language from "The Scarlett Ibis"

Feb. 16, 2012

Finish "Where I'm From" Poems
(due Monday)
To be presented to the class

Feb. 15, 2012

Share Imagery examples from last class

Read "A Blessing" (p. 202 of Interactive Reader)

Do the Imagery Chart, pointing out the examples and types of imagery

Begin the "Where I'm From Poem Assignment"

Sensory word list (handed out in class)

Feb. 14, 2012

Both 9A and 9B - Symbol Projects Due

Begin Poetry Unit.
notes on Imagery and sensory language

Assignment: From the Imagery Powerpoint above. Select 3 of the categories (flower, city, animal, etc.)
from the practice on the last slide and write 2 images for each one. One pleasant, and one unpleasant.
Be sure to use Sensory language.

Feb. 13, 2012

Symbol research should be complete in preparation for this class
Time to work on symbol paragraphs and drawings.
Editing conventions / Peer review.

Feb. 10, 2012

Test on Symbolism / Allegory and "Golden Kite, Silver Wind" "The Scarlet Ibis"

Feb. 8, 2012

Prepare materials for Student Led Conferences
Work on Symbol Project
Project due Tuesday. All research must be complete by Monday to dedicate time in class to writing.

Feb. 7, 2012

Finish "The Golden Kite, Silver Wind"
Symbol chart for the story, interpreting the meaning.

Symbol Project. Each student will be assigned a symbol.

For homework, due tomorrow (9A and 9B), you must
have researched information about your symbol and brought the notes to class.
We will work on the assignment in class (paragraph writing, drawing, etc.)
For the research, you must find and record 1 page of notes on
1. The different meanings for the symbol,
2. The history of the symbol. Where did the meanings for this symbol come from?

You must have the sources for your information written down.

Feb. 6, 2012

Video on Symbolism in Bible and other literature.
Notes on Allegory (same ppt. as Symbolism notes)

Introduction video to the Cold War.

This explains some background for the Cold War
and the nuclear arms race between The United States and the Soviet Union.
The story we are reading next class "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind," is an allegory
about this arms race.
Read "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"

Feb. 3, 2012

Finish The Scarlett Ibis

Symbol chart

Due Monday

Feb. 2 2012

Reading: The Scarlett Ibis and interactive reader notes

Feb. 1, 2012

Vocabulary Assignment.
Write the words and definitions of these 10 vocubulary words and compose
a paragraph containing all 10 words used correctly. Pay special attention to what
KIND of word it is. ie. Don't use a noun like it is a verb, etc.

Due in class.

Preview of the story, The Scarlett Ibis

Begin Reading the Scarlett Ibis.

Jan. 31, 2012

Notes on Symbols. Example Symbols in class

Symbol Description Assignment (see powerpoint). For These 5 symbols
(1. snake, 2. eagle, 3. Spring, 4. owl, 5. a white flag), write all the things that they
symbolize in our culture, and where that symbolic meaning comes from.
Due in class.