Ms. Irving's Homework
Drama 8
Communications 12
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Course outlines/Long Range Plan
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Grade 8 English
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EPIC 2019
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Active Living 10. 2019
 
Com 11: August 2018-Jan 2019

Jan. 7--watched 'From One Second to the Next' and commercials against texting and driving
Dec. 17/18: Finish assignment for Smoke Signals.
Dec. 13: Start written assignment for 'Smoke Signals'
Dec. 11-12: Watch the movie
Dec. 10: Finish reading 'Smoke Signals' in class
Dec. 4/5/6/7: Start reading screen play, 'Smoke Signals' by Alexie Sherman. We will read it aloud and discuss it, have some written assignments and watch the movie following the reading of the play.
Dec. 3: Class discussion about paragraph topics (write a third paragraph from the list I gave you) and read play aloud, 'The Salem Witch Trials.' and discuss persecution of people due to judgements
placed on them.
Nov. 28/29: Read 'Out on the Ice'. Discuss the story, the people mentioned, the events, and do questions for assignment.  
Nov. 26/27: Work on grammar sheets and do exercises on apostrophes, and commas. Start writing another paragraph from the list of topics provided.
Nov. 23 Discussion of issues with for or against points. Read over how to write paragraphs, break down of paragraphs and write one paragraph from the list of topics provided on your worksheet. Work
on grammar sheets and do exercises on pronouns, punctuation with periods
Nov. 19-22: Watch "Of Mice and Men' movie. Do response essay comparing the novel to the movie
Nov.13-14 : Read article on Tommy Prince, Canadian war veteran and hero. Write a response to his life.
Nov. 7/8: Read over War Poems and discuss. Do a collage or poem for Remembrance Day display downstairs.
Nov. 5/6:  Finish marking class work and do self assessment rubrics
Nov. 1: Mark tests and assess answers/writing for Mice and Men
Oct. 31: Finish up any questions/assignments not handed in
Oct. 30: test on Mice and Men
Oct. 29: Finish up chapters 5/6 reading
Oct. 26: Work on chapter 4 questions
October 25: Read chapter  4 Mice and Men
Oct. 24: Work on Assignment 3 questions
Oct 23: Read assignment 3 of Mice and Men
Oct. 22: Work on Assignment 2 questions
Oct. 19: Read chapter 2 of Mice and Men and start on assignment
Oct. 17/18: Discuss and watch news/read articles about marijuana legalization. Cover topics: driving while high, legal age, cross border concerns for Canadians, edibles, youth brain development and
marijuana, medical uses, legal issues
Oct. 12/16: Start reading "Of Mice and Men" and complete assignments 1.
Oct 9/10/11: Do assignment on the Breakfast Clubs and social groups in high school and society. After the questions are completed, do an essay incorporating the questions/ answers from the first part
of the assignment into an essay.
Oct. 4/5: Watch 'The Breakfast Club'
Oct. 1-3: Read aloud and discuss social groups in the play, 'The Breakfast Club.' Marks for participating by listening, discussing and if you choose to, reading a part of it.
Sept. 24-26: Read 'Scenes from a Very Long Marriage' and discussed. Writing assignment with questions and a creative one page assignment, 'What will your wedding be like someday, or a best friend's
wedding...'
Sept. 19/20/21: Read article 'I Shot My Dad, I Think I'm Going to Jail.' Write a one page response to the article. See me for questions and prompts to help with your essay response.
Sept. 18: Advertising articles: p. 138-144  Questions 1 abcdef, 2, 3
Sept. 13/14/17: Catch up on any missing assignments.
Sept. 7/10/11: Read 'The Wired Teen, 'p 173 and do questions 1 a,b,c, and 'It's Time 16 Year Olds Were Given the Right to Vote' p. 203 answer questions 1 abide, 3 do as a written assignment, 1 page on
something you feel passionate about that you think is unfair or needs to change
Sept. 5/6: Read 'Technology's Gender Gap'. p. 82  Work on analyzing which video games are popular with males/females and why. Which games do you like? Give descriptions of games.
Sept. 4: Read John Henry, discuss technology and how it's changed our workplaces, society  Questions p. 57 1abcde, 2  Read Mattie Sure Shot, p. 24 and answer questions 1 abc, 2
August 29-31: Read Sooshewan P. 45. Do questions 1 abc and for d, do a one page piece of writing on Rites of Passage.
August 24/27/28: One Mile of Ice p. 14, questions 1abcde, 2. Then there is a hypothermia assignment and short story to be written retelling the story from the horse's perspective.
August 22/23: Intro business letter. See Ms. Irving for the assignment. You will write a one to two page business letter introducing yourself.



Com 11: Winter Semester 2018

May 29-June 1st: Read essays, discuss and answer questions
May 28: Finish up writing assignments
May 24/25: Read essay 'Welfare As a Life Raft.' and answer questions 1,2,3,4,5 9 in complete sentences
May 22/23 Essay comparison of movie to play we read
May 16/17: 18: Watch movie 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.'
May 15: Work on written assignment for 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.'
May 7-14: Finish up any overdue work. Read aloud and discuss 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.' Talk about exploitation of First Nations people, mental ward patients, power and authority, and
lobotomy and electro shock therapy
May 1-4: Work on Hell and Back assignments; May 3 meet with Joe Calindino and ask questions and listen to his talk.
April 23-27: Finish up all 'Hell and Back' assignments and write your test, which will take 2 periods. All work and tests are due by Friday, May 4th.
April 19/20: Finish up 'To Hell and Back' assignments. If you are done, you can start writing the test.
April 17/18: Test on 'To Hell and Back'. If you don't write it today, you'll write it later on. Questions for Hell and Back are due in by  by April 23rd.
April 16: Start working on practice LPI or finish assignments, if not in yet.
April 12/13: Finish all questions and assignments
April 9, 10, 11: Read Chapters 13, 14 and do the following questions: (we stopped reading at ch 14, but all of the questions below are assigned and due)
Chapter 13: All questions
Ch. 14: all questions
Ch 15: q 41, Ch 17: q 45, 48, Ch 18 q 49, Ch 19 q 51.
Do all remaining vocabulary questions for ch. 13-19.
April 5,6: Finish up all work for report card marks.
April 3,4: work on questions for Hell and Back--everything up to chapter 12 questions is due, including vocabulary.
March 14/15/16: Read and discuss chapters 11-12 and finish up any questions you need to do.
March 12/13: Work on Chapter 8/9 of Hell and Back. If you are behind on anything, this is also a catch up period.
March 7/8: work on chapter 8 and do assignments for it. All assignments up to 8 should be done by next week.
March 6: Finish chapters 6/7 and assignments in class
March 5: Read chapters 6,7 and answer questions. You need to do: a) questions for the chapters b) vocabulary for the chapters c) additional  theme questions on the other sheet provided
March 1/2: Read chapters 4, 5 of To Hell and Back. Answer questions for chapters 4, 5 and do the 4 questions from the other sheets ( I put stars by the questions; there are 4 questions to answer in
addition to the ones on 4,5)
Feb. 27/28: Read Chapter 3 of Hell and chapters 1,2,3 questions are due tomorrow.
Feb. 20/21: Read chapters one and two of 'To Hell and Back.' Work on questions for the chapters.
Feb. 13-16: Work on Moodle--we will start a class novel next week.
Feb. 8/9/12: Work on Unit One of Moodle
Feb. 7: Go over grammar exercises, from nouns to adverbs and do exercises on sheets
Feb. 5,6: Work on Moodle and work on Unit 1
Feb. 2: Finish the Passages 11 work
Feb. 1: You will read from Passages 11 Mattie Sure Shot p. 28 and answer 1 ab, Fifteen p. 35 answer 1 abcd, and Sooshewan p. 36-45 1 abcde, 2 in complete sentence with details to back up your
opinions.
Jan. 30/31: Start working on unit 1 of Moodle. Moodle set up is now running. Intro letters good copies and rough copies are due in.
Jan. 26, 29th: Work on 'One Mile of Ice. '
Jan. 25: Read 'One Mile of Ice.' p. 14  and answer questions 1 abcde, 2, 4. I will also give you an assignment on alcohol and hypothermia. This will be due on Tuesday, Jan. 30th.
Jan. 22-24: Do intro letters. These are business letters you write to tell me about you. You will have to get the handout from me to do this. First write a rough draft and then make a good copy. I
will edit your rough draft with you.





Com 11 fall  session 2017
Jan. 8-12: Work on "Death Be Not Proud' analysis; test on Mask; exam prep
Jan. 3-5: Finish up Mask novel; work on assignments
Dec 18-20: Finish up any work overdue and get in assign. 9/10 of Mask
Dec. 14/15- work on Assignment 8 of Mask and do any catch up of assignments not in. Mark update given.
Dec. 11-13: Work on questions for assignments 6,7 and correct the tests from Friday.
Dec. 4-8: Finish questions to the end of assignment 6; do test on Ch. 1-5 on Frid. Dec. 8
Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Work on chapters 2-4 of Mask
Nov. 27: Work on Chapter 1 questions for Mask
Nov. 24: Read Chapter 1 of Mask. Start on questions for chapter one.
Nov. 23: Read 'I Shot Dad, I'm Going to Jail,' and discuss story. Write a one to two page review of the story. I have a list of questions you should address in your response.
Nov. 20-23: Work on questions and essay assignment for Breakfast Club.
Nov. 16/17: Finish watching the Breakfast Club movie.
Nov. 14/15: Start reading Breakfast Club. Students read aloud and get marks for participating in verbal component. Start movie.
Nov. 8/9: work on Curious Dog essay in class. Some will compare Rainman to novel, others just Curious and society, family and training to work with special needs
Nov. 6/7: Watch Rainman. Tomorrow do essay comparing Rainman to Curious Dog
Nov. 3: Finish assignments and novel projects
Nov. 2: Do Jake Burnett assignment
Nov. 1: Watch Jake Barnett, Child Genius. Do assignment about the interview.
Oct. 27/30/31: Novel projects: do one writing and one artistic project. Due on Friday, Nov. 3
Oct. 25/26: Test on the novel. Time to do test on Wed and Thursday's class.
Oct. 24: Work on Autism and Asperger's assignment
Oct. 23: Read chapter 8 in class
Oct. 19: Police report due for assignment 7
Oct. 18: Finish assign 7 reading. Start on police report
Oct. 17: read (start) for assignment 7
Oct. 16: Test on first half of novel
Oct. 12/13: Work on overdue assignments
Oct. 11: Announced that there will be a test on Friday, October 13th on pages 1-120 of Curious Dog.
Oct. 11: Working on assignment 6
Oct. 10: Some still finished 5, assignment 6 reading started in class
Oct. 5: Finish assignment 5
Oct. 3/4: Read assignment 5 together,  and work on letter to mother for assignment 5.
Oct. 2: Work on assignment 4
Sept. 29: Correct assign 3 and read assign 4
Sept. 28: Finish off assignment 3 of Curious

Sept. 27: Correct assign. 1/2 of Curious and work on assign. 3

Sept. 25/26: Curious Dog: Finish assignments 1 and 2, and any other overdue work you may have.

Sept. 22: work on assignments 1,2 of Curious Incident. Go up to number 7 on assignment 2.

Sept. 21: Read pages 1-19 and discuss, of Curious Incident of the Dog. Start questions for assignments 1 and 2.

Sept. 20  Technology's Gender Gap p. 82-85  1 ab and the following question:

Discuss three different video games that you have played (or look three up) Do a few sentences for each one describing:
a) What is the game about? What's the objective/characters/setting?
b) Are the games more enjoyable for males and females? Why?
c) Tell me about one game that you think would appeal to females and why. If it's not one you play, look one up and give the site you got it from. Length: 1/2 a page to a page

Sept. 19:Read and discuss 'Poetry and The Machine, ' The Mills, and answer questions on page 61
p. 79-81 Internet: Email opening Job Doors  Answer question 1abcd, 3

Sept. 18: John Henry p. 52-57  Do 1 abcde, and for 'e' do a 1/2 page about technologies in the workplace and ones used in life, that you think are most important.

Sept. 15: Read together ‘John Henry’ pages 52-57 Answer questions 1 abcde. For ‘e’ do at least half a page of writing and use detail as to what technologies have have the most impact in the
work force and in people’s lives, in your opinion. Back up your answers by detailing why you think what you think.

Sept. 14: Finish Rites of Passage and questions

Sept. 13: Read and discuss: Sooshewan: Child of the Beothuk 1 abcde, 2    Rites of Passage  1 page</font>
Talk about some or all of the rites of passage we discussed in class. Describe the ages/responsibilities that go with each right of passage. Do you agree with the ages and rules? Why or why not?
Rites of passage discussed: driving age, drinking age, 18 when marijuana is legal, hunting alone (18), buying cigarettes (18), moving out of parents, getting married, losing virginity….

September 11/12: Do alcohol research and hypothermia research; finish up retelling of story from horse's perspective if not done



September 11: Do alcohol research and hypothermia research; finish up retelling of story from horse's perspective if not done

Sept. 5-8: Finish the 'Choices' questions. Then read 'One Mile of Ice' (Passages 11) and do questions: 1abcde, 2, and 4. For number 4, write a longer paragraph of 5-7 sentences. You will also re-tell
the story from the horses perspective, re-telling the events leading up to and including the horse's death.

August 31/Sept. 1: Read the short story, 'Choices' in the Inside  book. p. 3-12, and answer questions number 1-7. For number 7, write at least a paragraph about a Canadian athlete who has been
paralyzed and how it has affected their life

August 29-30: Do the rough copy of your intro letter. Once done, you will edit it with Ms. Irving and give yourself a mark for the rough copy. Length: 1-2 pages; include all of the information asked
for in your letter
August 28: Intro letters, class expectations, marking scheme:  

Write an intro business letter to Ms. Irving --see outline given in class
Example:

Your first and last name   (Address from sender)
St. address(ie: 903 Fir St.)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A _ _ _ (put in your postal code)

Trena Irving
Porter Creek Secondary School
1405 Hickory Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4M4


Sept. 4, 2013  (put date after skip line)

Dear Ms. Irving:

Put the following information in sentences for your first paragraph:
Your full name
where you are from
where you live in Whitehorse
how long you've lived in Whitehorse

SKIP LINE

Paragraph 2: Schools you've attended, favorite teacher and why, favorite English activity or least favorite, Your goals in this class, your goals in school, your hobbies/sports/activities outside of
school written in detail, What you want to do for your career, what mark you want to get in this class, contact numbers (your cell phone and parents, I will destroy letters after you're out of my
class)

Last paragraph: a sentence or two to end your letter, in which you say something nice to the reader of the letter (example: I hope this will be a good class for me...)

Yours sincerely, (or truly,)

YOUR SIGNATURE HERE

your printed name here






June 5-9: Watched CBC Marketplace, 'Are We Racist?"  Do a one page response to the documentary, talking about people mentioned in the video. Leland, Rory and Mark, as well as the other people in
the stories. See assignment sheet for details.
June 5-9: Read in Passages 11, 'Wired Teen.' Write a paragraph to half a page, about what you do on the internet. (how many hours are you on per week and do you look at kijiji, text, go to chat
rooms, play video games, etc)  Also answer questions 1,2,3.
June 2: Finish off questions for 'Out on the Ice'
June 1:  Read 'Out on the Ice' and start questions
May 31: get caught up on any overdue work
May 30: Write short story
May 29: Read Daniel Trask's Vanished. Write a short story about how you think he disappeared.
May 26: Read from Passages, 'Just Fiddling with Stuff,' p. 225 and answer 1abcde, 2  Read 'It's Time 16 Year-Olds Were Give the Right to Vote' and answer 1abcde, 2
may 25: Finish up Truth questions
May 24: Read 'Truth' and answer questions
May 23: Current affairs: What if electric vehicles took over regular fuel driven vehicles in the next 8 years? Read and discuss article --response in one to two pages
May 18/19: Watch From One Second to the Next and respond in one to two pages about the stories you saw, prevention, and personal experience
May 17: Response to Cross Country check up interviews one to two pages
May 16: Listen to Cross Country check up interview on Texting and Driving. Discuss the topic and reasons why people do it. Marks for discussion, listening and verbal contribution.
May 15: Read in Scholastic magazine article about 'Following the Herd'. Write  a response to why we follow certain people/trends and when you've done that in your lifetime
May 11/12: Go over paragraph writing and how to structure paragraphs as mini essays. Do a paragraph on your own of your choice (i.e.: why hats should be allowed in school)  Read in Choices magazine
and discuss articles.
May 10: Read 'Choices', a short story from Passages 2 and do questions 1,2,3,4,56 on page 3-11
May 9: Read Choices story
May 8: Finish up any overdue work.
May 5: Breakfast club essay
May 4: MADD presentation
May 5: Write essay and do questions on social groups in the school, and which one you identify with
May 3: Read Breakfast Club play
May 2: Read Breakfast Club play
May 1: Discussion and read articles from Choices magazine
April 25-28: Read 'The Magic of Hockey'. Discussed and assigned an essay response. Started new Choices magazine.
April 20/21/24: Read and discussed articles from Choices magazine. Response of one page to different articles of interest
April 19: Response to 'I Shot Dad,' in essay style response
April 18: Read 'I Shot Dad, I'm Going to Jail.' Discussed
April 13: Finish up anything overdue. Report cards next week so adding in all work up to today
April 11/12: Essay comparison of Rainman and Curious
April 10: Watch Kim Peel--the real Rainman. Start essay comparison of Rain Man and Curious.
April 5/6: Watch Rainman--next week do comparison essay between Curious and Rainman
April 3/4: Watch 'Jake, Child Prodigy' and an interview with Jake and his mom. Will do a writing assignment about Jake and his unique abilities
March 14: Did test on the novel; worked on novel projects
March 13: Work on novel project--test is on Tuesday
March 10: Work on novel project for Curious Dog--test on novel is on Monday
March 9: Start novel project for Curious Dog
March 8: Finish novel in class. Complete assignment 7.
March 7: Read assignment 7 in class
March 6: Finish reading for assignment 7 in class
March 3: do reading for assignment 7
March 2: Complete assignment 6 in class
March 1: Read assignment 6 for Curious
Feb. 28: Finish assignment 5 and Autism assignment
Feb. 27: Finish internet research assignment on Autism
Feb. 23: Finish assignment 5 and do internet research today
Feb. 22 Work on assignment 5, letter assignment
Feb. 21 Sub: Read pages 76-112 of Curious Dog
Feb. 20: Work on assignment 4 and internet research on Autism
Feb. 16/17: Correct 1/2 and read 4; time to work on 4 on Friday
Feb. 15: Read 3 in class and do assignment for 3
Feb. 14: Finish reading for assignment 2 and give time to finish up to the end of 2
Feb. 13: Read to page 18 of Curious Incident of the Dog... Do assignment one questions and for assignment 2, do questions 1-6
Feb. 10: Death in Alaska: One page response to what he did wrong and what you do when you go out snowmobiling/camping outside in the winter to be safe.
Feb. 8/9: Rites of Passage piece of writing
Feb. 6/7: Read Sooshewan: Child of the Beothuk. p 36-45. Do questions 1abcd, 2. For #2, do a one page piece of writing on Rites of Passage. We discussed and made a list in class: drivers license,
hunting on your own, voting age, drinking age, losing virginity, moving out on your own
Feb. 3: Finish up any work not handed in.
Feb. 1/2: Work on questions for One Mile of Ice and start Hypothermia research questions. Work on short story--you are to pretend  that you are the horse and you are retelling the story from the
horse's perspective--length of your story is to be 1-2 pages. Use sentences and paragraphs.
Jan. 31: Read 'One Mile of Ice' and discuss. Passages 11, p. 15-23, work on questions 1 abcde, 2
Jan. 30: Give out Passages 11 books. Talk about winter, alcohol and safety. Do grammar exercises from grammar.com on Adjectives
Jan. 27: Finish up any letters not done.
Jan. 26: Work on rough draft of letter, self edit, have teacher edit and give mark with rubric. Do corrections, read over, and hand in good copy. Self assess with marking guide.
Jan. 25: Expectations, outline, marks for year, folders, and give intro letter assignment



Com 11: Falll session

Jan. 12: Write a 1 and 1/2 page essay in response to Mice and Men. Incorporate the points for differences between the novel and the movie.
Jan. 11: Finish movie and discuss differences between the novel and movie
Jan 10: Watch movie "Mice and Men"
Jan. 9: Finish test--watch movie 'Mice and Men'
Jan. 6: Test on novel -- chapter 1-6
Jan. 5: Finish reading for 5/6 and work on questions
Jan. 4: read and work on assignment 5  Mice and Men
Jan. 3: work on assignment 4 --Mice and Men
Dec. 16: Basketball game: whole school attends
Dec. 13/14/15: Read and discuss chapter 4 of Mice and Men; catch up on assignments
Dec. 9/12  Read and complete assignment 3 of Mice and Men
Dec. 8: Complete assignment 2 for M and M
Dec. 7: Read chapter 2 --'Mice and Men'
Dec. 6: Do chapter 1 assignment
Dec. 2/5: Start 'Of Mice and Men'--Read Chapter 1 and do assignment
Nov 29/30: work on questions, essay for 'I shot Dad, I'm going to Jail.'
Nov. 28: Read 'I Shot Dad, I'm Going to Jail." Discuss
Nov. 25: Read a play about King Tut aloud; discussed the Curlew's Cry
Nov. 24: Finish questions for Inheritor and then read and discuss 'The Curlew's Cry' p. 261
Nov 23: Read 'The Inheritor' pg 35-41. Answer questions 1-5.
Nov 21/22 Choices p 11,  do questions 1-6, #7 if you're all done.
Nov. 17/18: Read about Harold Backer and his disappearance. Had a question sheet to complete about his disappearance
Nov 16: Write a short story from the perspective of Daniel Trask. Use first person (I). In your story, write from the point of where he goes to live in the wilderness in Temagami. Write the story up
to the point where her disappears. You can use any genre: fantasy, realistic (i.e. animal encounter or drowning). Aim for one page, and please write in paragraphs.
Nov. 15: Read 'Vanished', the story of Daniel Trask. Discuss story as well as discuss spousal abuse/fighting and legal consequences of fighting
Nov. 14: Finish up overdue assignments
Nov9/10: Finish the writing response to the documentary; do a one page response to President Trump being elected.
Nov 8: Discuss the documentary and write a one page response to the documentary.
Stories we watched:
1) Dawn--lived on East side and found on Pickton's farm, DNA
2) Highway of Tears in BC--9 murdered young women, Ramona, 15
3) Daleen Bosee--teacher, 30 yr old, in Sask
4) Janice-professor, used to live on skid row in Sask, family trauma
5) Faye--sexually abused, making a difference on Vancouver Island

Nov. 4/7: Watch 'Finding Dawn', documentary about murdered and missing aboriginal women.
Nov. 3: Finish edited essay for Breakfast Club.
Nov. 2: Work on essay for Breakfast Club.
Nov. 1: Work on assignment for Breakfast Club: questions and essay
Oct. 31: Watch Breakfast club
Oct 28: Watch Breakfast Club
Oct 27: Finish Breakfast Club-start assignment
Oct 26: Read Breakfast CLub
Oct 25: Read Breakfast Club
Oct 24: Go over tests--read Breakfast Club
Oct 19-20: Finish off novel (condense so do ch. 14, 16, 17) and then do a test on Thursday on novel
Oct 18: Read chapter 12 and discuss sexual assault, drinking and safety, respect for women and in particular First Nations women
Oct 17: Correct 5/6; work on Chapter 11 which details a horrfic sexual assault. Discuss and defuse why it's included in the book.
Oct 14: Finish questions and any overdue work
Oct 13: Work on questions for chapters 7-10
Oct 12: FInish to the end of chapter 10 and do 7 questions on chapters 7-10
Oct. 11: Read chapter 6 of April Raintree and do questions
Oct 7: Read Jaws Article; talk about travel and education with sub, Ms. Gustofson
Oct 6: Work on chapter 5 questions
Oct. 5-- Read chapter 5 of April Raintree
Oct 4: Finish chapter 4 questions of A.Raintree, due tomorrow
Oct 3: Read Chapter 4 of April Raintree
Wed. Sept 28: Finish any overdue assignments
Tuesday Sept 27: Chapter  2 assignment for April Raintree --finish questions today
Monday, Sept 26: Finish April Raintree assignments for Chapter 1 and read Chapter 2

Friday Sept. 23: Finish off chapter one of April Raintree questions. Due today or Monday first thing.

Thursday Sept 22: Discuss April Raintree and female First Nations and violence/societal issues. Read Chapter 1 in class and discuss.

Wed. Sept 21: Finish 'Visitor' questions

Tues Sept 20: Finish Jewel questions and then: Read 'The Visitor' p. 117-125  Answer questions 1abcde, 2

Monday, Sept 19:  Jewel--No Turning Back
p. 106   Quest: 1. abc &nbsp;
2 a) How are risk taking and happiness linked? Give an example of somethign you did that was risky but the result made you happy and why.  
3) Jewel's mother encouraged her to follwo her dreams even though they had to become homeless to do it. Was her mom right in what she did? Why or why not?


Friday, Sept 16: Work on John Henry assignment, and read p. 82-85 'Technology's Gender Gap' and answer questions 1 ab, 2, 4
Number 2: Research which video games appeal to women and describe why, researching at least 2 websites. Describe the games and their objectives.
Contrast your own favorite video game (s) and why your games would not appleal to women.
Are there games that are gender neutral? List a few and explain how they are.

Thursday Sept 15: p. 27/28 Mattie Sure Shot, went over photo essay and discussed questions, read 'You Can't Win' p 62/63 and orally answered questions; 'The Computer' and orally answered questions;
read 'John Henry'  and do questions on p; 57  1 abcde, 2 answer all questions in complete sentences

Wed. Sept 14: work on Sooshewan questions and responses

Tuesday Sept 13: Read Sooshewan   p. 36-45 Passages
Answer in complete sentences:
1 abcd, 2
1 d--answer in half a page to a page. Tive examples of challenges of rites of passage that you or others your age may experience.
1 e How do you knwo when you've become an adult? What changs must you go through to be considered an adult in yor family's eyes?

Monday, Sept 12: Finish Alcohol and Hyperothermia--due today. Read Sooshetwan together and discuss in class.

Thurs. Sept 8/Friday, Sept 9: Creative writing for "One Mile of Ice'. You have to retell the story from the horses perspective, about 1/2 to 1 page of writing. Also, do the research assignment
on alcohol and hypothermia.

Wed. Sept 7:  Finish up question on 'One Mile of Ice' p. 14-23  1abcde, and 2. Write a 1/2 page retelling the story from the horse's perspective. Include the main points in your story. It can be
longer than 1/2 a page.

Tuesday, Sept 6: Hand in business letters. Read  and discuss, 'One Mile of Ice' -- questions for tomorrow

Wed. Aug 31-Sept 2: Finish off business letters. When done, edit with Ms Irving, signature and print

Tuesday, Aug 30/16:
Write an intro business letter to Ms. Irving

Example:

Your first and last name   (Address from sender)
St. address(ie: 903 Fir St.)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A _ _ _ (put in your postal code)

Trena Irving
Porter Creek Secondary School
1405 Hickory Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4M4


Sept. 4, 2013  (put date after skip line)

Dear Ms. Irving:

Put the following information in sentences for your first paragraph: </div>
Your full name
where you are from
where you live in Whitehorse
how long you've lived in Whitehorse

SKIP LINE

Paragraph 2: Schools you've attended, favorite teacher and why, favorite English activity or least favorite, Your goals in this class, your goals in school, your hobbies/sports/activities outside of
school written in detail, What you want to do for your career, what mark you want to get in this class, contact numbers (your cell phone and parents, I will destroy letters after you're out of my
class)

Last paragraph: a sentence or two to end your letter, in which you say something nice to the reader of the letter (example: I hope this will be a good class for me...)

Yours sincerely, (or truly,)

YOUR SIGNATURE HERE

your printed name here










Short story: Metaphors p. 81  questions 1-6 from Inside Stories II
Essay: p. 15 Living like Weasels, quest. 1,2,3,9, 10, 11

Monday June 6  p. 77  Leering has to stop quest 1,2,3, 4 5 ab, 6, 7 ab, 9, 10
Tuesday June 7 p. 81  Unreasonable Facsimile 1,2,3,4,5, 8
Wed June 8   Deficits    1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8,10, 13
Thursday June 9   p 138  Imelda questions 1, 2, 3, 7
Friday June 10 My home is not broken…1, 2, 3, 4,5
Monday, June 13  In Selfish Pursuit  1,2,3,4,5 10, 11, 12


June 6-13: Read essays and short stories in class.
June 1-3: Read various essays in class
Wed. May 25-31: finish up novel projects
Tuesday, May 24: Novel projects
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: Finish essays
Tues 17: Work on essay. Student are to take notes we did and draft up their own essay based on the essay outline we did together in class.
MOnday 16: MADD presenation
Friday 13: Finish essay points
Thursday: finish Rainman. Start comparison essay
Wed: Watch Rainman
Tuesday: Watch Rainman for comparison essay between Curious and Rainman
Monday, May 9: Watch Jake, Child Prodigy and TED talk with Jake. Start Jake assignment
May 6: Work on novel project for Curious Dog
May 5: work on novel project for Curious Dog
May 4: Finish off test on Curious Dog novel
May 3: Test on the novel, Curious Incident of the Dog
May 2: Last class to get any overdue assignments done and handed in.
April 29: work on assignment 8, end of story --do a story board
April 28: work on assignment 8, end of story --do a story board
April 27: finish reading assignment 8
April 26: read assignment 8, finish off any overdue assignments
April 25:  Work on assignment 7 in class
April 21/22: Read assignment 7 in class, and do assignment 7
April 20: Finish up assignment 6
April 19: Time to work on Assignment 6
April 18: Correct test and check answers. Read assignment 6 of Curious Dog and discuss
April 15: Finish up test, assignments 1-5
April 14: Test on assignments 1-5
April 13: work on letter assigment for Curious Dog, assignment 5
April 12: Read through assignment 5 of Curious Dog
April 11: Do grammar exercises--semi colons, commas, run on sentences
April 8: all work for the week (Curious Dog  Assignments 1-4 is due). TIme to finish assignment 4 and do some grammar exercises.
April 7: Finish reading assignment 4 and do questions
April 6: Read assignment 4 of Curious
April 5: work on assignment 3
April 4: Read assignment 3 of Curious Dog
APril 1: Work on Assignment 2
March 31: Read assignment 2 of Curious and discuss
March 30: Work on Assignment 1 of Curious
March 29: Start Curious Incident of the Dog novel. Read assignment 1 and do questions
March 25/28: Holiday
March 24: work on questions from the week.
Wed. March 23: p. 105  1-4, 7  Inside Stories
Tues March 22: p. 55 Inside Stories and answer 1-5
Mon March 21: Inside Stories  read The Inheritor and answer quesiton 1-5 p 41
Thurs March 3: Finish documentary response </div>
Wed March 2: Do a 1-2 page response, in sentences and paragraphs, on the 5 different stories focused on in the documentary. 1 Leeland, Rory and Mark  2 Bev Ann Fox and grandson   3 Actress in the
hijab, nicab and as her 'normal' self asking for Syrian refugee donations  4 University students with their real ethnic names and with their 'Mr and Mrs Smith' names  5) Mary, black lady in Nova
Scotia who filed a human rights complaint and won $8000
Tuesday March 1: work on documentary notes and response
Monday 29: Watch documentary, 'Are We Racist? '  Discuss.
Thursday Feb 25: Time to finish article summaries, John Henry assignment and 2nd descriptive paragraph
Wed Feb 24 Read two articles: 'Sasquash' and 'Underwater'. Summarize each article. Include main ideas, what the articles are about, people/important events in the articles....use sentences and
paragraphs, not point form.
Tues Feb 23 Work on another descriptive paragraph. Get teacher to edit it, re-do in a good copy, hand both copies in (marks for rough and for edited copy)
Monday Feb 22 Read John Henry from Passages 11 text book. Page 52  Do questions in full sentences with explanation: 1abcde, 2) a) 2 columns with positive and negative aspects to technology and
progress 2b) Theme of the story (main idea) in a few sentences  2c) 5 technologies you think are most important and why
Friday, 19: Finish off assignment 'Scenes from a Long Marriage.'
Thurs 18th: Finish good copy of paragraph. Read 'Scenes from a Long Marriage' and answer questions today and tomorrow for assignment
Wed. 17: Work on descriptive paragraphs--go over lesson and they will do a rough draft paragraph and a good copy
Mon Feb 15/Tues. Feb. 16: Work on written assignment for Breakfast Club --questions and essay
Friday Feb 12: Trade talk in library with Yukon College
Thurs: Feb 11: Watch Breakfast Club
Wed. Feb 10:Watch movie
Tues Feb 9: Breakfast Club play: read in class
Mon. Feb 8: Breakfast Club play: read in class
Fri. Feb. 5: Creative writing for "One Mile of Ice'. You have to retell the story from the horses perspective, about 1/2 to 1 page of writing. Also, do the research assignment on alcohol and
hypothermia.
Thursday, Feb. 4: Finish up question on 'One Mile of Ice' p. 14-23  1abcde, and 2. Write a 1/2 page retelling the story from the horse's perspective. Include the main points in your story. It can be
longer than 1/2 a page.

Wednesday, Feb. 3/16: Hand in business letters. Read  and discuss, 'One Mile of Ice' and do questions

Tuesday, Feb. 2/16: Finish off business letters. When done, edit with Ms Irving, signature and print

Monday, Feb. 1/2016:
Write an intro business letter to Ms. Irving

Example:

Your first and last name   (Address from sender)
St. address(ie: 903 Fir St.)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A _ _ _ (put in your postal code)

Trena Irving
Porter Creek Secondary School
1405 Hickory Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4M4


Sept. 4, 2013  (put date after skip line)

Dear Ms. Irving:

Put the following information in sentences for your first paragraph:
Your full name
where you are from
where you live in Whitehorse
how long you've lived in Whitehorse

SKIP LINE

Paragraph 2: Schools you've attended, favorite teacher and why, favorite English activity or least favorite, Your goals in this class, your goals in school, your hobbies/sports/activities outside of
school written in detail, What you want to do for your career, what mark you want to get in this class, contact numbers (your cell phone and parents, I will destroy letters after you're out of my
class)

Last paragraph: a sentence or two to end your letter, in which you say something nice to the reader of the letter (example: I hope this will be a good class for me...)

Yours sincerely, (or truly,)

YOUR SIGNATURE HERE

your printed name here



























































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