English 10 (Miss Richards)

My email is: vrichards@stjohnbrebeuf.ca No Red Ink Grammar Website Image result for june is coming meme JUNE IS COMING!  JUNE IS COMING! The end of the year is nigh! Beware the missing assignments! Here is a list of current assignments that might be missing...
  1. To Kill a Mockingbird Duotang
  2. Poetry Duotang
  3. Poetry Final Project
  4. Act 1 Summary (point form) Romeo and Juliet
I'll keep updating the list as new things come up!  Don't let the assignments slide, get them done and handed in! Thanks!       May 7th, 2017 Image result for monday meme Good evening students!  I wanted to make sure that you knew what was happening this week so that no one comes to class unprepared!  Please make sure that you have your Independent Novel Study book with you each day this week.   Please remember that we are now in crunch time for the majority of your classes, if you are given time to get work done... it is recommended that you not waste it.  Don't know what to do?  Ask.  Don't have anything to do... I highly doubt that.  Ask instead of just sitting there.  See?  Easy solutions! Monday:  REVIEW FOR TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD QUIZ Once we are finished with the review, you will be expected to complete you noredink.com quiz in class. After this, you will have time to work on your final project.  It is due May 18th. Tuesday:  Time to work on Final project Wednesday: Watch the film Thursday: Watch the film Friday: Work on Final project if needed MONDAY, MAY 15TH- WE ARE HAVING OUR FINAL QUIZ FOR TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD AND BEGINNING OUT POETRY UNIT.   April 24th, 2017 LEAPING LIZARDS BATMAN! Image result for LEAPING LIZARDS BATMAN Another week begins, and more work to be done!  Please make sure that you are coming to class prepared each day.  Leaving things in your locker does not count as being prepared by the way... *cough cough* You know who you are! So this week I am looking to make sure that there are no overdue assignments to be handed in. I am missing many assignments that are including the Short Story, Independent Novel Study (INS): Vocabulary section, and now we have the Jim Crow Laws and INS: Writing section that are due. GENERAL REMINDER THAT THE NOREDINK.COM MATERIAL WILL BE DISAPPEARING ON THURSDAY EVENING.  DON'T LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE! Tuesday: Time in class to work on reading and reflecting on the novel.  New questions will be given. Wednesday: Discussion on themes (group work) please bring your colouring tools! Thursday: Time in class to work on reading and reflecting on the novel. Friday:  We will be working on Exam prep.  Bring all your materials in case you finish early. WE WILL BE FINISHING THIS NOVEL STUDY BY MAY 12TH.  If you are running behind, be warned!  Final quiz and assignment will be due that day. Image result for be warned meme         April 18th, 2017 Whoa!  Long time no see!  Well, I hope that everyone had a great Easter with their families and took the time to relax... Now it is time to get back to work! Monday: No School! Tuesday: Using the Chromebooks, we are working on either the Jim Crow assignment (listed below) or the Independent Novel Study (Writing section). Chapters 17-20:  Write 1 page on what you have observed about one or more of the major themes discussed so far.  The themes are: 1) racism, 2) justice, 3) social structure, and 4) unwritten social rules Wednesday: Come prepared with colouring tools! Thursday: B block will work on NoRedInk and finish character assignment C Block is being missed for Mass. Thursday's schedule looks like this: A Block- 8:35-9:25AM B Block- 9:30- 10:20AM Break - 10:20-10:30AM D Block- 10:35-11:30 AM Mass- 11:30AM Friday: Jim Crow Assignment is due and we will be looking at comparing and contrasting then (the 1930's) to now.  Get thinking in advance! For your information: Jim Crow Law A GUIDE TO PREPARING A WORKS CITED   GENTLE REMINDER!  INDEPENDENT NOVEL STUDY (WRITING COMPONENT) IS DUE ON MONDAY, APRIL 24TH) Image result for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD MEME   BE AWARE! FRIDAY APRIL 7TH THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-11 IN TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD MOVIE POSTER IS ALSO DUE ON FRIDAY! INDEPENDENT NOVEL STUDY (WRITING COMPONENT) IS DUE APRIL 24TH. APRIL 3RD, 2017 It's been a while... Sorry about that. Let's look at the week TUESDAY: Continued time to work on A) To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) reading and comprehension questions, B) TKAM Movie Poster Assignment or C) Writing Component for the Independent Novel Study WEDNESDAY: Review of Chapters 1-7 (review sheet to be given).  Any extra time will be given to working on assignments or working ahead. THURSDAY: Review of Chapters 8-11 (review sheet to be given).  Short Answer questions will be assigned to prepare for Quiz.  Beware the Spiderman Question! FRIDAY:  TKAM Chapters 1-11 QUIZ (Multiple Choice and Short Answer).  Movie Poster is due. To Kill a Mockingbird Audio Book     March 6th, 2017 We will be finishing up with the Writing Circles tomorrow.   I will make copies of edited work for those people that had their pages messed up by moi. I will give you the remainder of class to make changes to your story on the Chromebooks. DUE DATES: Independent Novel Study (Vocabulary section only) due FRIDAY MARCH 10 Story Assignment (Good Copy, Rough Draft and all Edited Documents) DUE FRIDAY MARCH 10. Please come see me if you have any concerns. Ms. Richards       March 3rd, 2017 STORIES ARE NOW DUE WEDNESDAY,MARCH 8th, 2017 (BOTH SECTIONS) Well... as you can see... I am not here today.  I have been called away to help with the Grade 9 Retreat.  I was so looking forward to seeing all of you today and for the B Block, to be doing our writing circles.  Unfortunately, we won't be doing that today. So here is what I am asking for... B Block- You have Chromebooks to work on your stories (yes, have one more look over them so that on MONDAY we can do the WRITING CIRCLES!). I have received some Fables, but definitely not all of them.  Please hand those in as quickly as possible!  Thanks! Once you are done that, please work at your Independent Novel Study (vocabulary section first please).  Once you are done that, have a look around www.noredink.com  to continue looking at the lessons like last time.  I've copied them below so you can find the instructions easily.  Once you have completed that, you have the rest of class to work on whatever is needed. It's time for another noredink.com session.  Today's mission; go into the tab titled Lessons and check out under the Components of a Sentence I (a little more than a third down the page)
  1. Identifying Complete Subjects 1
  2. Identifying Pronouns as Subjects
    1. Click on the individual lessons.
    2. Read the instructions carefully.  There is a lot of valuable information there.
    3. Complete the section located at the top of the information box that says Practice This!  I will be creating a new assignment soon.  It is best to practice now!
C Block- PLANNING 10 is happening during this block.  Make sure you are using your time effectively.   YOU CAN TRY TO EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS- I WILL TRY TO ANSWER WHEN I CAN   February 28th, 2017 It is with great sadness that I have to admit that I am home.  I am sick (hack, cough, PLAGUE).  So rather than go in and give the rest of you whatever butt kicking germ I have caught, I stayed home in bed.  Don't be jealous.  Unlike you, I have to make my own chicken soup when I get hungry 😛 For both 10B and 10C- You have access to the Chromebooks for class today.  There are two tasks that you need to be working on.
  1. You should be able to send me the 1 page document that I need for Thursday's Writing Circles.  Share it with me when you can.  Please remember that I need these by about 5pm Wednesday for printing.
  2. It's time for another noredink.com session.  Today's mission; go into the tab titled Lessons and check out under the Components of a Sentence I (a little more than a third down the page)
    1. Identifying Complete Subjects 1
    2. Identifying Pronouns as Subjects
      1. Click on the individual lessons.
      2. Read the instructions carefully.  There is a lot of valuable information there.
      3. Complete the section located at the top of the information box that says Practice This!  I will be creating a new assignment soon.  It is best to practice now!
  3. Did you get all of that done?!  Wowee!  Read.  Read your book for your Independent Novel Study.  Work on the Vocabulary section.  Start looking at the other sections and get some ideas together for that.  Just don't say that you didn't have anything to do!
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me throughout the course of your class.  I will be in front of my computer for the day to answer questions.  Email is of course the best way.  Unless you have a dinosaur, then send a dinosaur, that would be awesome. Image result for dinosaur meme Have a great day everyone!  Stay healthy and remember that on Wednesday there is no B block with it being Ash Wednesday.   Ms. Richards         February 27th, 2017 This week is a little wonky with a few small disruptions to our regular schedule. Please remember to bring your Independent Novel Study book to class each day.  Vocabulary section is due on or before March 10th (no extensions given). 10B- Tomorrow you will be working on your Fable for the first 1/2 of class.  The second half we will be working on our last story for the unit. 10C- Tomorrow we will be working on the last story of our unit (continued from Monday) Wednesday there is Ash Wednesday Mass, we will be missing B Block. Thursday- Writing Circles.  Here's what that looks like:
  • Please send me 1 page of your story (typed) before 5pm on Wednesday, March 1st.  I will be printing them out in packages for Thursday's class.
  • Look to the white board upon arrival on Thursday, please seek out your group.  Sit together and wait for instructions.
  • Your task is to read your page of your story and look for constructive feedback.  You will be giving feedback on other stories so please make sure that you are using your time wisely.
FRIDAY- Planning 10 will be replacing English 10C.  Please make sure that you are prepared for the class.     February 23rd, 2017 ALERT! 10B- Tomorrow you will have access to the Chromebooks to work on your Short Story. 10C- Tomorrow we will be taking a look at a new Short Story.  Bring paper to write on, we will be taking notes on some of the different terminology for short stories.  Thanks!     February 22nd, 2017 Wednesday!  It's Wednesday! 10B- Tomorrow's class (THURSDAY) will be used for Planning 10.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL MATERIALS YOU NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR WORK.  Chromebooks will be provided. 10C- Chromebooks will be provided to work on your story.  Please come prepared to do so.  At the end of class I will ask for you to share/email me your work as you have it so far.  Thanks! February 21st, 2017 10B- Please read the story "Joy Riding" in the short story package you received in class today.  If you were not in class, please see the link below for the story.  Please complete page 52, question number 2 for tomorrow. Feeling Good Looking Great Crossroads 10C- We will not be having Silent Reading tomorrow (Wednesday) so come prepared to discuss Fables.  What are they?  How are they different than other types of stories? For BOTH CLASSES: Please make sure that you are working on your short stories and that you have marked down the important dates listed below. Quick reminder that the used toy and games drive for the Prison Ministry is still ongoing.  The last day will be Friday to bring things in.  Let's make someone's day! Thanks!     February 20th, 2017 Heyo glorious students! Just a couple of quick reminders.
  1. I am still waiting on essays from some of you.  Get those in ASAP.
  2. Your GRAMMAR QUIZ is TOMORROW!
  3. 10B  The newest assignment has several due dates.  The first of those dates is coming up soon.  I will be giving you time with the Chromebooks to be able to start typing out the story that you are crafting on FRIDAY so please come prepared.
  4. 10 B- We will be having our Writing Circle on Tuesday, February 28th.
  5. 10C- The newest assignment has several due dates.  The first of those dates is coming up soon.  I will be giving you time with the Chromebooks to be able to start typing out the story that you are crafting on THURSDAY so please come prepared.
  6. 10C- We will be having our Writing Circle on Monday, February 27th.
    February 17th, 2017 Happy Friday!  In the hopes that everyone has a great weekend, I wanted to make sure that my students are up to date on what we are doing in class and the current assignment due dates. B Block- We will begin our new assignment on Monday.  Come prepared to write some awesome plans for a story! C Block- Monday you will be given the criteria for the different parts of the new assignment, a vocabulary sheet and we will go over some more basic vocabulary. DUE DATES: We will be having a short Grammar Quiz on Tuesday February 21st (not for marks) please look over the different types of sentences and parts of speech before then. Independent Novel Study- The Attack of the Vocabulary is due on March 10th.  This is the last day before Spring Break and there will be no extensions given. Hero Assignment is now overdue.  Please email me ASAP to discuss if you have not handed it in yet. It's Story Time assignment will have two due dates.  All written work must be handed in by March 6th.  We will be recording the stories between March 6th and March 10th. FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Here is a website that you can use to listen to more stories from the Vinyl Cafe.  RIP Stuart McLean http://tunein.com/radio/Vinyl-Cafe-p337/ 8 Parts of Speech Sentence Types story time assignment       February 13th, 2017 Hello my lovely students! Please come to class prepared tomorrow.  You MUST bring your Independent Novel Study book with you as we will begin the class with silent reading. If you have not sent me your essay, please bring it to class to hand in.  Anyone who emaileed me their good copy should come to class with their rough draft/planning so that final marks for the assignment can be tallied up. Thanks!     February 8th, 2017 Alright, we are nearly there!  Today.. work.  I ask that Thursday and Friday you make sure that you are caught up on everything that you have been assigned this week.  Come the first day back in class there will be a list of things that you will supposed to have completed.
  1. Did you email me your Hero assignment?  If you have, FABULOUS!  If you haven't, please do so before dinner time tomorrow.
  2. Have you signed up for noredink.com?  If you haven't, please do so immediately so that I can track the work that you are supposed to have completed.
  3. Please make sure that you have read and answered the questions for "Feeling Good, Looking Great"
  4. Many of you haven't sent me a link concerning your book for the Independent Novel Study... Let's get on it!
Thanks for the good work!  Looking forward to next Tuesday, since Monday is Family Day. Ms. Richards   February 7th, 2017 Oh boy!  Do I ever have a treat for you.  You are going to like this one.. I am asking you to do homework... online. I know.  This is as scary for me as it is for you.  Bear with me though, this could turn out to be quite awesome if it all goes the way I know it will! Please sign up in www.noredink.com as a student.   The easiest way to do it is to use your google account.  If you don't want to, you can sign up using other options. For 10B- please use the classroom code of: awesome kiwi 46 For 10C- please use the classroom code of: five goat 63 (No, I didn't choose those classroom codes) Once you are signed up and logged in, please choose the correct grade (10th, just in case you forgot 🙂 and then your interests based on the photos there.  They will be giving you questions and examples based on your interests so have fun! Once you have your interests chosen, you will see two assignments that are available.  Please complete the Diagnostic first.  Once you have done that, go have a look in the Practice tab (Adjectives specifically).  When you feel like you have that down, go check out the other assignment!  Both assignments are due by the end of the week.  Please make sure that you get signed up for the correct class so that I can track these practices and quizzes. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you are having trouble accessing the website or finding your way around! Ms. Richards   February 6th, 2017 Well!  What an interesting change in events.  Seems I won't be seeing you at all this week!  That being said, this is not going to be a vacation week for my students!  Each day I will post a lesson or assignment that I would like to you complete by next Monday.  Please make sure to come prepared to class NEXT TUESDAY. All "Hero" Assignments should be shared with me by Wednesday so that I can begin marking them.  Please put "Hero Assignment" followed by your name as the message in your email so that I can mark it received.  I will make changes in Google Docs and record a mark on my end for the good copy and organization criteria.  I will pick up the rough draft and planning at the beginning of our next class. Have questions?  Don't hesitate to email me throughout the course of the day. I will be keeping a close eye on my email. Oh, and if you find yourself with nothing to do (ha ha! I know, right?) you can send me a link to the novel you are considering for your Independent Novel Study (chapters.ca or goodreads are good sites to check out). Thanks in advance for all the awesome work I know I am going to see this week and next! Ms. Richards (February 5th, 2017) Heyo Grade 10 students! Happy Snow Day!  I hope that you take the time today to relax a bit, and complete the work that I am assigning below.  Please read the instructions carefully and come prepared for class.  ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE THE FIRST DAY BACK. Class work for Monday, February 6th, 2017 Please read the article entitled "Feeling Good, Looking Great" in the accompanying document, complete the questions located on page 35 (after the article).  For the last question, please come prepared for a class discussion that will happen first thing next class. Feeling Good Looking Great Crossroads Oh!  And please sneak a peak at the Independent Novel Study criteria as well! INDEPENDENT NOVEL STUDY Are you stuck on a book to pick?  Here is a short list of possible books you could look into... Possible Books  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Chronicles of Narnia  by C.S. Lewis Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Princess Bride by William Goldman Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse   Thank you for getting the work done!  See you soon! Ms. Richards       Well hello there Grade 10 English!  Welcome to your second term!  It's been a blast teaching you so far! Monday (January 30th)- Intro to class.. what to expect and how it is going to happen.  You can find the course outline below. English 10 2nd Term Tuesday (January 31st)- Read "Action Hero" from our Crossroads text.  Thorough class discussion about what a hero is and how perception can change how we view people and situations. HOMEWORK: BRING IN A PHOTO OF YOUR HERO. If you do not have access to a printer, please email me the photo and I will print it for you. Wednesday (February 1st)- Working through the theme of Heroes, students received their first written assignment.  Please see the criteria sheet below for more details. Heroes writing assignment Thursday (February 2nd)- We continue our look at shorts stories.  Today will involve a new story from our Crossroads textbook and a look at different important terms to remember throughout the rest of our unit. Friday (February 3rd)- We will be using the Chomebooks to type out our Heroes essay.  Please come prepared to do so.  Bring in your rough drafts to edit and look over before typing. DUE DATES:
  • YOUR MOVIE/EMAIL FORMS NEED TO BE BROUGHT IN ASAP
  • BRING IN YOUR NOVEL TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT FOR THE INDEPENDENT NOVEL STUDY
  • MONDAY FEBRUARY 6TH- HEROES ASSIGNMENT IS DUE!!
                        We're almost there!  Please make sure that you have all your written work in to me by January 20th.  I will not be accepting written work the day of the exam unless we have made arrangements beforehand. I would like to have in my hands before the 20th: Reading Responses 1 and 2 Reflections 1, 2, and 3.  I am posting the questions below so that you can catch up if you missed one. Act/Scene Cards that you have been working on while reading the play. TUESDAY JANUARY 17TH- Please bring your rough copy of the 3rd reflection so that we can edit them in class.  Bring a physical copy, not a digital one.   REFLECTION QUESTIONS:
  1.   Juliet says, “That which we call a rose/by any other name would smell as sweet/ So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called…” Is this true? If Romeo was adopted at birth, and therefore did not use “Montague” as his last name, would he be the same person?  How much of who we are is genetic and how much is a result of our environment?
2.     In Times New Roman, 12 font, 1.5 spacing.  Choose one of the following questions.        Answer in 200 words or less.  Please use "_____"(II. i. 1-10)
  • Question: Looking back at Romeo and Juliet’s relationship, do you think that this type of love is real, or is it simply lust? Why or why not?  Provide proof from the play.
  • OR
  • Question: What do you think of Juliet being chased by several potential husbands at the same time? Consider her age now… Are all the characters in the first two acts in agreement that she is proper marrying age? Provide proof to support your claim.
3.    1.5 Spacing, Times New Roman, 12 font please!  Make your point, there is no specific word count for this reflection.
  • The prince decrees at the end of the play that some people will be pardoned and some punished. Who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Choose the character you think is the most responsible for their deaths of these lovers.  Support your answers with direct quotations from the text.

OR

  • The main characters of the play are Romeo and Juliet. Which character changes the most and how does that affect the outcome of the play? Support your answer with direct quotations from the text.
  Week of January 3rd to 6th Tuesday: we will begin reading Act III Wednesday: Continue reading Act III- Discussion on major themes presented so far.  Bring original information sheet that was given when we began the play. Thursday: Grammar Lesson and Short Reflective writing assignment Friday: Finish Act III Week of December 12th-16th Tuesday:  we read Act II sc. i-iii and completed the following reflection.  If you have not already shared the document with me, please do so ASAP.
  • Juliet says, “That which we call a rose/by any other name would smell as sweet/ So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called…” Is this true? If Romeo was adopted at birth, and therefore did not use “Montague” as his last name, would he be the same person?  How much of who we are is genetic and how much is a result of our environment?
Wednesday: Reading Act II sc. iv-vi (don't forget your Act/Scene cards) Thursday:  Writing assignment based on what we have read so far.
  • In Times New Roman, 12 font, 1.5 spacing.  Choose one of the following questions.  Answer in 200 words or less.  Please use "_____"(II. i. 1-10)
  • Question: Looking back at Romeo and Juliet’s relationship, do you think that this type of love is real, or is it simply lust? Why or why not?  Provide proof from the play.
  • Question: What do you think of Juliet being chased by several potential husbands at the same time? Consider her age now… Are all the characters in the first two acts in agreement that she is proper marrying age? Provide proof to support your claim.
Friday: Work on Independent Novel Study and written assignment. (short class so come prepared) DUE DATES January 4th- ACT I and II Reflection January 6th- Reading Response 3.2 ONGOING NEWS Do you have missing assignments?  Are they sitting in your binder or on your computer, lost and forgotten?  Get them in to me so they can be marked! All missing work needs to be either handed in to me directly or shared with me by January 3rd.   Week of Nov 7th - 10th Monday: Students will be completing review assignments in preparation of their novel study test on Tuesday Tuesday: To Kill A Mockingbird Novel Study Test Wednesday: Reviewing To Kill A Mockingbird Test Thursday: Work on rough draft of Oral Speech Assignment. Planning page is due next Wednesday November 16th Friday: NO SCHOOL Monday: NO SCHOOL   **Speech Planning Page ONLY due on Tuesday November 15th** This Includes:
  1. Choice of speech topic made and approved by Mr. Knowles
  2. Clear Topic Sentence
  3. A paragraph plan of what you intend to talk about in each paragraph...in point form.....does not need to be written out (that's a rough draft).
**Independent Novel Study Part 3: Reader Response #1 is due Thursday November 17th** independentnovelstudy oral-speech-assignment   Week of Nov 15th - 18th Monday: NO SCHOOL Tuesday: Finishing planning page and working on writing rough draft of speech. Wednesday: Planning page is officially due. I will be checking the planning page in class and providing feedback, but these WILL NOT be handed in. Thursday: Independent Novel Study (INS) part 3: Reader Response 1 is due.  Will have chrome books in class to do research for speech and type up rough copy Friday: Planning 10 (NO ENGLISH CLASS) **Rough Copy of Speech Due Tuesday November 22nd** Week of Nov 21st - 25th Monday: Working on rough copy of speech and rehearsing/practicing speech Tuesday: Final edits on rough copy of speech. **Rough copy due** Wednesday: Presenting Rough Copy of speeches for PRACTICE Thursday: MASS, no class today. Friday: Presenting Rough Copy of speeches for PRACTICE **Good Copy of speeches DUE on Tuesday November 29th** ** ALSO!!! Rough copy of speeches must have signs of corrections and editing.** Save

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