Have a restful, safe, and fun-filled Spring Break. See you back here on March 27th.
Week of March 6
-Monday to Wednesday-work on your character analysis essays in class
-Read Cinderella for Tuesday’s class and complete the inversion Chart for Cinderella & The Necklace (Tues.)
-Character Analysis Papers must be uploaded to your G Drive on or before Friday, March 10th at the beginning of your English 12 Block
-Reading Comprehension #2 on Friday during class
Week of February 27th
-Ten Year Plans are due this week March 3rd
-Continue working on the Character Analysis
-intro paragraphs are due on Thursday, March 2nd
-Ash Wednesday Mass
-FINAL Papers are due on March 10th
-Review of Integrating Quotations (handout)
-Submit the first set of Reading Comprehension Scores at the end of class on Friday; Read Cinderella for Tuesday’s (March 7th) class
Week of February 20th
-Come to class on Monday prepared to discuss The Necklace; summary, message, and irony
-Prepare graphic organizers for one of the main characters from The Necklace
-Complete your ten year plan 2017-2027
(Focusing on Health, Personal, and Career Goals)
-two presentations this week: MADD and Bully Awareness
-No A Block on Thursday ( Mass Day Schedule)
Week of February 6th
-For those of you who have uploaded your biographical writing…THANK YOU
-if you have not uploaded/shared your biographical writing, please do so ASAP
–For Monday, February 6th please complete the following descriptive writing activities (all of which are in your handouts…here’s an extra copy…
Student handouts for February 2017–
-Chart of Senses and Colour Connotations
-Details of an object
-and Favourite Place
-and yes point form is acceptable for some of these exercises (use your discretion)
For Tuesday (7th) and Wednesday (8th), please continue to work on the Descriptive Writing exercises outlined in your February Handout Package (linked above).
-drawing ( you will need a partner for this one)
-Evoking or Empathy for given characters
Once you have finished your Descriptive Writing Activities, read over the specifications for an upcoming Persuasive Writing Class. In preparation for your class, write two paragraphs (about 150 words each).
-One on what you believe to be the greatest invention of all time
-another on a more controversial topic (something that you are quite opinionated about-either strongly opposed to or in support of… )
-DO NOT UPLOAD your descriptive and or persuasive writing to the G-Drive, it will be assessed in class next week
-Reminder: SC will continue the PRISON Ministry Toy Drive Collection next week.
Week of January 30th
-Welcome to English 12 Semester Two
-Please peruse the English 12 Student Handouts
-we will open our semester with biographical interviews
-Have a blessed Candlemas Day
English 12 Student handouts February 2017
Week of January 16th
-we will work in the computer lab this week so please go there immediately after the morning bell
-for those of you who submitted your synthesis, scores were emailed back on Saturday evening.
-continuing with provincial preparation; synthesis, paragraph, composition, and two more reading comprehension exercises before Friday
-re-writes and re-submission will be accepted up to January 19th
Week of January 9th
-Please note that I am away on Monday for a Curriculum In-Service Day
-We will be working in the computer lab this week, so go straight to the lab after the first bell
-for those of you who have not submitted last Friday’s synthesis essay, please do so asap
-for those of you who did submit your synthesis for January 6th, I have assessed and returned your papers with comments via email
-Login to the BC provincial exam site and work on the e-exams that are posted
-complete and submit via email with a paragraph, synthesis, or composition
-if you have not already done so, please re-do and re-submit a reading comprehension score
-you can also work on any previous paper that you would like to have re-assessed
-PLEASE make sure that you have booked your GRAD photo session
Week of January 3rd
-Welcome back and Happy New Year
-Submit your re-writes on or before January 13th
-Reminder to book your grad photo sessions online
-Major Focus this week: Synthesis Essay
-upcoming…provincial prep package
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay Safe!
Week of December 5th and 12th
-Rhetorical Analysis Time
-be prepared to start presenting in small groups on Tuesday
-Reviewing Adverts, Photos, Music, Commercials, Posters, etc.
–rhetorical-analysis-2016-web-edition–Reminder to bring Gift cards for our
Sponsored Families for Christmas 2016
-Book chat on Friday, December 9th (bring snacks) TB re-scheduled
Week of November 28
-assembly in the gym on Monday morning for the beginning of Advent
-Meet in the Computer Lab for Classes Monday-Wednesday
-Hamlet Papers are due on Wednesday
-complete with citations and bibliography
-Upcoming projects: Advertising and Rhetorical Analysis
-start paying attention to commercials…more info to follow!
Week of November 14th and 21st
-Continue with Hamlet
-Hamlet Research Essay Paper due on November 30th
-Hamlet Essay Options:
or The Lion King Synthesis
-Submit your Concrete Poems
Email your fourth Reading Comprehension Scores ASAP.
Student-Teacher conferences this week to review your current assessment (%)
Week of November 7th
-Friday’s Synthesis Essays will be returned on Monday
-Our feedback session will be on Tuesday
-Introduction to Hamlet
-re-capp of Sunday’s readings
-In-class Reading Comprehension on Thursday
-Last call for FWP…email yours today!
-Hamlet Research Paper Assigned on November 10th Due on November 30th
The week of October 31
-Friday’s Synthesis essays will be returned with feedback on October 31st
-Perusing Synthesis Essay sample responses
-Free Write Poetry
-Visual Poetry Class
-Small group poetry discussions and share-out sessions
-meet in the computer lab on Friday for Synthesis Essay #2
Halloween, All Saints, All Souls: What’s the Difference?
The Week of October 25th
-Tuesday (I am poems…Samples posted throughout out
-Please email your completed I am Poems this week
and put your name and I am in the SUBJECT line of your email
-Afrika Road (personal response: writing from
the perspective of an animate object or place)
-Class Discussion of the role of place in Literature with reference to Afrika Road and History Lesson
-Poetry Response on Friday in the lab
-introduction to Synthesis Essay Writing
-Mass Day Schedule on Thursday
The week of October 17th
-History Lesson by Jeannette Armstrong
-Find an image for your concrete Poem
-Character Analysis Papers were returned on October 17th
(Please read the suggested edits and resubmit accordingly)
The week of October 11
-Putting the finishing touches on our Character Analysis Papers
Quirky Canadian Spelling Links
The week of October 3
-on Monday we will review and discuss Friday’s Compositions
-Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be designated to James Joyce’s A Little Cloud
-Student-Teacher conferences will be ongoing this week, to edit and talk about introductory paragraphs for the Character Analysis Paper
The week of September 26th
-Last call for Biographies
-Your persuasve writing exercises are now DUE!
-Submit your Ten Year Plan
-Read A Little Cloud
-Let the character analysis process begin
-Bring two different colour highlighters daily
The week of September 19th
Monday: Compositions from last Friday will be
given back today with descriptive feedback.
Tuesday: We will finish our Persuasive Writing
Exercises-Greatest Invention and Controversial Issue
Wednesday: Biographies are due today. Please email your final copy to me for printing.
We will work on our Ten Year Plans.
Thursday: Please note that we will lose Block A: Mass Day Schedule.
Friday: Altered schedule for the Terry Fox Run. Block A will be one hour.
The week of September 12th
Monday: Compositions from Friday, September 9th will be given back today
Tuesday: Continue working on Biography Questions and Interviews
Wednesday: Continue working on the Biography Questions and Interviews
Thursday: Finalize your Biography Write ups and email them by next Tuesday
Friday: In class Composition in the Main Lab
email@example.com Please Include your name, assignment topic, block, and date in the SUBJECT line of each email that you send to me this semester.
The week of September 5th at a glance
Recommended Web Links
English 12 Provincial Preparation Notes Please click this link for a comprehensive breakdown of very helpful suggestions for the Provincial Exam . Good Luck!!!
Past Provincial Exams from the BC Ministry of Education Please click this site for access to past provincial exams, specifications, and other resources.