BOOKTALKS – We heard some good booktalks today.When everyone has presented you will get all your classmates’ feedback. Don’t expect to see a grade in PS until you have seen the feedback.
TODAY – continue to prepare for the seminar on Information and Privacy on Wednesday. It would be great if everyone contributed and shared their thoughts.
FRIDAY – your solutions report is due on your blog.
FIELD TRIP – don’t forget your signed permission form and money.
Assignment due dates:
Poetry Worksheet due on Google Docs
Poetry reading practice (bring poem)
|20 Poetry portfolio due
Prepare for Soc. Sem on IT and privacy
Soc. Sem. on IT and privacy
Booktalks Solutions Research due on your blog
Last day of school
- Click to Download the Poetry Worksheet
- Copy and Paste it into a Google Doc.
- Complete the worksheet.
Due Monday 16th May
Using Poemhunter.com or any other resource, find a poem that you like and has meaning for you. You will recite/read aloud your poem and present information on the poet and poem to the class. Click here for the rubric for this assignment.
Presentations will be Tuesday 17th May and Thursday 19th May
By Friday 20th May you need to submit a portfolio of your poetry. It needs to include at least 6 poems that you have written. Use this sheet to guide you in your revisions of your poems. Choose one to recite/read to the class.
By now you have written at least 6 poems in the 2-day poetry workshop. You will need these in class on Monday.
Your homework today
is to annotate the four poems given in class today, Arithmetic, Dreams, A Few Thousand Days and In the End. You will need to refer to your poetic devices sheet. You need to find examples of at least 10 terms on the sheet. You need to comment on specific lines you like.
Following your excellent peer reviews of the short stories, please use that information to revise and edit your short stories.
Happy Royal Wedding Day to all those celebrating the marriage of HRH Prince William of England to Kate Middleton. Cucumber sandwiches, scones, strawberries and cream will be served in their honour……
On a more serious note: Study for your vocabulary quiz on Monday and make sure your short story is in a printable condition by 7 pm Sunday when I will print it.
Check out this new research resource MASHPEDIA– very cool.
Here are your assignments to be completed by next Thursday.
- Finish your MDG essay. You need to use all the feedback you have received on your essay.
- Write two paragraphs on the Hunger posters. Click here for instructions.
- Work on your vocabulary. This needs to be finished by FRIDAY 22nd. You will need to divide the work among your group. Instructions are here.
- Write a short story. Writing resources are under the Resources tab at the top of this page. Check to make sure what are the essential components of a good short story.