As you spend the period working on your Tabloid article rough draft, please take a moment to reflect on the past three weeks in class and answer the attached self-evaluation. This does not count for "marks" but is rather a good discussion starter so both you and I can touch base on where you are in your learning.
Don't forget that Edgar Allen Poe's the Tell Tale Heart is required reading for homework this weekend. The great thing is, if you forgot your text at home, there is a version here.
See you Monday!
Today we are going to briefly look at the concept of Point of View in a story, and take a brief note.
The content organizer for last night's reading, The Jade Peony, has also been posted here.
I am also looking forward to hearing the "best of the best" Tandem stories from a few days ago.
Weekend homework? Your Venn Diagram assignment...take your time, make rough drafts, and truly think this one through :)
I am looking forward to the nominations for best Tandem stories (to be read in class on Friday). I can't wait to see how all of you applied your creative minds to the structure of a short story.
Today, we are going to take a more indepth look at the short story, Moonface, that was assigned for homework and complete the following discussion sheet.
Today we need to finish up the Tandem stories (best story wins a prize...mmmmm!)
Grammar bootcamp will look at homophones.
We will also be starting our exploration of different short stories, so you will need to bring your textbook to class.
Today we will be working on the parts of a short story, and the tandem writing exercise that we did not get the time to work on during Friday's interruption-plagued class.
It was very nice to meet all of you yesterday. I am sure you found the whole day a little overwhelming, but I assure you that you will become very comfortable with Grey Highlands over the next few days. Once you figure out where all your classes are, and how the bells work, you'll be more than half way there :)
As I mentioned in class today, all the materials for the course will be posted on this website on a daily basis. You should get into the habit of double-checking here everyday (make it a favourite in your browser), especially if you miss class or need some extra help with the concepts that we covered in class. I am always just an email away, and if you leave a message at the bottom of the blog entry, it also gives your classmates an opportunity to help you with your questions as well (as, opposed to popular belief I do not live on line 24-7).
The course outline that was handed out yesterday can be downloaded here.
The questions that are meant to frame your introduction are posted here as well. You should be aiming for at least a two-page entry into your response journal. Make sure you double check the expectations outllined on the rubric before you submit your work.