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Grade 8 English
Grade 10 English
English 10 2019
Active Living 10. 2019
 
May 27-31

English: Work on lines for the play, as part of Spoken English. Work on Health Education for PE and English with some writing assignments this week.

Drama: Get ready for the shows--rehearse, learn lines, know your part!!

PE: Dance for the show, baseball, football, spend outside time doing fitness activities

May 21-24:
English: Much work on Spoken English and working on the play. All writing assignments from last week are due.

PE: Outside cardio, baseball, hiking, dancing for the play

Drama: prepping for the production
Production starts next week: Friday, May 31st, June 3,4,5,6 and Sunday, June 2nd 7:00 pm and 8:30 shows for parents


May 13-17:
English: work on Spoken English (reading lines and dialogue for Breakfast Club) and marked for participation in this activity all week. Writing: Worked on an assignment about social groups in the
school, who we belong to and why. Discussion, examples, and a one to two page essay analyzing social groups, which one you belong to and why, etc.--the assignment sheet is in class with the details.

PE: Went for a cardio activity (walking 5 km), baseball practice (throwing, catching, batting), and hiking on the Forestry trails.

Drama: Went through pages 56-89. People should be off script. We will do an off script full rehearsal next week on Wed. May 22 and Thurs. May 23rd. Costumes need to be assembled. Shows will be:
Parent show (evening) Sunday, June 2nd, and class time shows (10:20-11:30) Friday, May 31st, Monday June 3, Tues June 4, Wed June 5, Thurs June 6th

May 6-10
English: Monday--verbal discussion of 'Are We Racist,' and Tuesday work on group presentation to be presented verbally on racism and topics from the documentary
Wed: PARTY Program, Thursday finish off group presentation and present in front of the class

PE: Gym (dodgeball and team activities) Monday, Tuesday walk , Wed PARTY program, Thursday baseball, Friday Millennium Trail walk

Drama: Work on pages 40-60 this week and dance with Dale on Tuesday and Friday.


April 29-May 3rd
English: Finish questions for 'Out on the Ice' and a 2 page response to 'Outsiders; How 856 Infiltrated into Whitehorse.' Watch 'Are We Racist', CBC Marketplace. Will do a spoken English /Drama
assignment on this next week.

PE: Baseball on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Canada Games Centre or cycling on Friday

Drama: Know pages 40-60 for this week. Memorize your lines at home!



April 23-26:
English:  Students will write Com 12 BCP on Friday April 26th. Students in English 12 will write Eng 12 BCP on Thurs. April 25th. Both exams happen in the morning, from 8:30-12:00.
Grades 10-11 students will work on an independent novel study and written responses/analysis of their novels. Friday we read 'Outsiders', an article on the 856 gang that established itself in
Whitehorse and discussed it. On Wednesday we read 'Out on the Ice' and did questions in relation to the article. These assignments will be due next week.

PE: Tues to the gym for active living activities, Wed is double English, Thursday is PE outside and Friday is CGC.

Drama: Run through of pages 1-40, both groups. Work on dances for intro and hallway scene. Work on pages 40-60 later in the week.

April 15-18:

English: Finish off any overdue work. Grade 12's work on BCP prep for English 12 and Com 12. Grade 10's who are finished will work on reading a novel independently. Grade 10's and 11's start an
independent novel study. Work on lines for play for Spoken English and memorization

PE: Do some outdoor activities and have PE in the gym on Monday.

Drama: Work on play, pages 1-20 and 21-40. Do blocking, memorization of lines, being in character, body language and tech.


April 8-11

English: work on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure through LPI practice. Go over summarizing, reading and comprehension questions, and essay writing. We did essay outlines for a topic and
wrote a 5 paragraph essay on whether high school PE is an important subject for students, agreeing or disagreeing (last week). Write the LPI test for marks. This will take a few classes and for the
rest of English we will work on line memorization.

PE: Some active living activities: dance, walking outside, and PE inside the gym working on hand eye coordination with basketball, badminton and hula hoop.

Drama: Line tests on pages 1-20. Know your lines, peer assess, and  rehearsal of various scenes and some blocking, lights, sounds and character building exercises.

April 1-5

English: work on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure through LPI practice. Go over summarizing, reading and comprehension questions, and essay writing. We did essay outlines for a topic and
wrote a 5 paragraph essay on whether high school PE is an important subject for students, agreeing or disagreeing.

PE: Some active living activities: dance, walking outside, and PE inside the gym working on hand eye coordination with basketball, badminton and hula hoop. Friday we will go to Mt. Sima

Drama: Auditions for roles in the play and peer assessments. Rehearsal of various scenes and some blocking, lights, sounds and character building exercises.

March 25-March 29:

English: Poetry sheets should be done and handed in, as well as poems 1, 2 and 3. This week we will work on grammar and usage, following the LPI prep section on grammar and usage. We will go over
reading comprehension, summaries and essay writing.

PE: Monday: Outside for a walk 1.5 hours  Tues/Wed: Double English, no PE  Thurs: CGC in the afternoon  Friday: Drama presentation in the afternoon

Drama: Monday: Games featuring improv tag, and spacial awareness by switching seats  Tues: Debate session presentation  Wed/Thurs/Fri: Read over script again and start acting out some of the scenes
from Breakfast Club



March 4-8:
English: Finish up poetry handouts. You will have completed Poetry Exercise 1, 2, and 3 from the second handout, 'Childhood, Adolescence and Growing Up.' We will finish reading through the poems, and
discussing them in class.

PE: Monday: PE in the gym, working on badminton  Tues/Wed: Double English, no PE  Thurs: Double PE, we will go walking around Hidden Lake  Friday: CGC

Drama: Finish watching Breakfast Club movie, and read over the script in class.



Feb. 25-March 1

English: Today we went over poems from the handout, 'Childhood, Adolescence, Growing Up,' and read Poems 1,2,3,4, and 6. Students are to answer questions under 'Discussion and Analysis' for poems
1,2,3,4, and 6. They will have more time tomorrow to do this in class.
Feb. 26: We read over the remaining poems, so now we've covered poems 1-10 (didn't do 5). Students are responsible for doing the questions 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10. There was some class time today and a
bit more tomorrow.

PE: We did badminton today and dance. Focus on active living, movement, preparedness, and enjoyment of activity.
Tues: No PE, Wed No PE, Thursday fat biking (come prepared with winter gear and helmets) and Friday Canada Games Centre

Drama: We have shows today, Tues, Wed. and Thurs. Students will self and peer assess tomorrow, for today's show and yesterdays parent show.

Feb. 18-21
Drama:
Dale Cooper will do one more dance session with us on Feb. 19th. We are working on our play, 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew,' as well as our Air Band numbers. Focus this week is on: being in character,
big movements, facial gestures, body movement, dance, knowing lines to songs, lyrics, and teamwork.

Parent show: Is 7:00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 24th. Please come through front doors of school--I will have doors open until just before 7:00-pls. be early.

English:
Working on finishing up Nature poetry. Students are to have written two nature poems from handout--20 lines each. Work on discussion and meanings of poems, spoken language in plays, meaning of songs,
and poetic elements. Start one more poetry unit analyzing poems of choice, and analyzing poems of growth/emotion/songs.

PE:
Monday--active living in the gym, combined with 1/2 hour of dance practice
Tues: Last session of curling. Play games and learn scoring, practice throwing the rocks, scoring, and sweeping to the end.
Thurs: Weight room and work on dance

Feb. 11-15:
Drama:
Nail down dance moves, actions, characters and rehearse in groups to perfect air band numbers.
Drama: Work on 'Shooting of Dan McGrew.' Do blocking, characters, lights, songs, actions, and props.
Air bands: songs we will perform: Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves (Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox), Red Bone (Come and Get your Love), Bohemian Rhapsody, Sex Machine (James Brown), ABBA
(Waterloo), Express Yourself (Madonna), It's My Life (Talk Talk), Shuffle dance number, Pardis (video game spoof)
Thurs/Fri: Dale Cooper will come and help with the dances for our air band numbers.
Rubrics for self assessment and teacher assessment

PE:
Monday: Volleyball in the gym, Tues: Weights in the weight room  Wed: No PE   Thurs: dance/weight room  Friday: Canada Games Centre; exercise machines, track, weights.
Rubrics for self assessment and teacher assessment

English:
Work on poems and writing poems. Analyse poetic devices, theme, meaning of poems and then write your own nature poems. Write a contrast poem, after discussing 'Swift Things are Beautiful.' Discuss
and analyse metaphors and personifications, as well as other devices in 'Road Not Taken' and 'Wind Taps Like an Old Man.' Read 'Mushrooms', 'From Blossoms' and go over imagery, meaning, associations.
Read 'Night Gives the Old Woman the Word, ' and go over questions and analysis for discussion. Students are to do Poetry Exercise 1 on Handout, writing a pome set in nature. Poem should be at least
20 lines long, following instructions of the assignment.


Feb. 4-8:
Drama: Work on 'Shooting of Dan McGrew.' Do blocking, characters, lights, songs, actions, and props.
Air bands: songs we will perform: Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves (Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox), Red Bone (Come and Get your Love), Bohemian Rhapsody, Sex Machine (James Brown), ABBA
(Waterloo), Express Yourself (Madonna), It's My Life (Talk Talk), Shuffle dance number, Pardis (video game spoof)
Work with Dale Cooper on Feb. 7/8 to go over dance choreography and smooth dances out.

English: Go through poetic devices: Onomatopoeia, Similes, Metaphors, Figurative Language, Imagery, Repetition, Alliteration, Symbolism, Rhyme schemes. Find examples in Dan McGrew and give own
examples of devices.

PE: Monday: work in the gym, on individual or partner activities; choose from badminton, volleyball, basketball
Tues: Curling   Wed: Dance for our plays    Thurs: No PE  Fri: Canada Games Centre--weights, cardio machines, track for walking/running, row machine


Jan 28-Feb. 1:
Drama: Skits, rehearse and perform. Self evaluation of your performance, acting, role the small play. Student mini assemblies on vaping and school rules, for all grades.
Start looking at Airband groups we would like to perform, aimed at the end of February for show.
Read over and assign parts to 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew'.
-Pick plays for major production.  

PE:
Mon: In the gym, game of dodgeball with variations, floor hockey, badminton, Beast and Hunter with balls
Tues: Curling and learning the game, how to throw the rocks, sweeping, rules.
Wed: No PE--double English
Thurs: Weight room and introduction to exercises in the weight room
Friday: Canada Games Centre for the afternoon. We will meet with one of the workers to go over rules and guidelines and then work out in the weight room.

English:
-Finish up letter edits and go through with teacher to correct grammar, spelling, placement of parts of the letter. Look at sentence and paragraph structure, provide contact info.
-Poetry: Go over poetic devices and write some of our own (metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, figurative language, irony, hyperbole, rhyme...) Go over poem, 'Shooting of Dan McGrew and
identify poetic devices, rhyme structure, style, theme of poem
-Paragraphs: Go over paragraph writing and practice writing a few paragraphs, with rough copies and good copies.
Grammar: Go over use of semi-colon, capitalization, punctuation, comma use
-Pick theme units for grade levels and pick novels/plays.

Jan. 21-25:
Drama: Icebreaker games, improv games. 1) I went to a Party, with name and item... 2) Actor Needs a Director with variations of the game  3) Taxi... 4)  2 Truths and a Lie   5) Getting to know you 50
questions
Skits: Start scripts in groups and rehearse (Babysitter, 4 Boyfriends, 2 Lovers)

PE:
Monday: Walk outside to check out fat bike trails and get fresh air/fitness
Tues: Weight room to learn some exercises, stretches
Wed: Dance--practice some shuffle dancing with Tim being a peer leader and instructor
Thurs: Fat bike first ride. Ensure we have proper clothing, bike safety check, seat adjustment, and ride out in the field to get used to riding.
Friday: Fat bike ride in the afternoon on Hidden Lake. Work on pedal stroke, gearing, braking, riding in the snow, going downhills and uphills.

English:
Work on business letters with introductions to the teacher. 2 pages, typed, rough copy, then edited copy.



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