anneb on May 25th, 2011

Use this tool to plan your compare and contrast essay.

anneb on May 23rd, 2011

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.

anneb on May 13th, 2011

Assignment due dates:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat Sun

Poetry Worksheet due on Google Docs

Poetry reading practice (bring poem)

Poetry readings
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Poetry readings
20 Poetry portfolio due
Poetry readings
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Prepare for Soc. Sem on IT and privacy

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Soc. Sem. on IT and privacy




Booktalks Solutions Research due on your blog

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Last day of school

anneb on May 12th, 2011

Here is the MDG solution assignment. This is due Friday 27th May.

anneb on May 11th, 2011

Booktalks will take place the week of May 23rd. Use the notes from Mrs. Kelsey’s presentation to prepare your talk. Here is Mrs. Kelsey’s PowerPoint on  with advice on how to give an excellent booktalk. Click here to see when you are presenting.

anneb on May 10th, 2011
What poetry does at its very best is to make the reader feel.
Feel deeply and truly.

-Jane Yolen

Poetry Vocabulary

  1. Click to Download the Poetry Worksheet
  2. Copy and Paste it into a Google Doc.
  3. Complete the worksheet.

Due Monday 16th May

Poem Search

Using 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

Poetry Writing

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.

anneb on May 4th, 2011

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.

anneb on May 2nd, 2011


Following your excellent peer reviews of the short stories, please use that information to revise and edit your short stories.

anneb on April 29th, 2011

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.

anneb on April 20th, 2011

Check out this new research resource MASHPEDIA– very cool.

Here are your assignments to be completed by next Thursday.

  1. Finish your MDG essay. You need to use all the feedback you have received on your essay.
  2. Write two paragraphs on the Hunger posters. Click here for instructions.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.