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Thursday, March 5, 2020


Current Work: Reading Task/Literary Analysis
Show me you can use appropriate, descriptive language analyse a story, following specific thinking and formatting instructions and conventional use of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar and paragraphing.

Students are required to use Microsoft Word for class submissions. (Google SharePoints, Adobe pdf's and Macintosh .Pages files are not compatible with school technology and will not be accepted.) Microsoft Word is available free of charge for all UCDSB students. Failing that, please install Open Office and "Save As" .docx


Past Work
 
Feb 7
Personal Writing #1
Submit your first original, informal writing piece to Turn It In, using prescribed format #1. The three-part story structure and Personal Writing Guide will help make this story interesting. Try for no more than 1.5 to 2 pages in length. Demonstrate consistent verb tenses, and proper punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing. Expressive and personal writing only. Be descriptive, colourful and interesting. (no informational pieces. No essays. No journalism) Your filename should start with "PW1"
Feb 14
Personal Writing #2
Submit your second original, informal writing piece to Turn It In, using prescribed format #2. This format will make your story look just like an essay, but do not actually write an essay. Write a story. The three-part story structure and Personal Writing Guide will help make this story interesting. Try for no more than 1.5 to 2 pages in length, doubling that length limit for the double-spaced format #2 piece. Demonstrate consistent verb tenses, and proper punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing. Informal and personal writing only. Be descriptive, colourful and interesting. (no informational pieces. No essays. No journalism)Your filenames should start with "PW2" or "PW3," depending.
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Feb 14
Personal Writing #3
Submit your third original, informal writing piece to Turn It In, using prescribed format #3. The three-part story structure and Personal Writing Guide will help make this story interesting. Try for 1.5 to 2 pages in length. Demonstrate consistent verb tenses, and proper punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing. Informal and personal writing only. Be descriptive, colourful and interesting. (no informational pieces. No essays. No journalism)
Feb 21
Fill-In-The-Blank Essay
Using the Assignment Sheet, write an essay on a non-school topic. Retain all of the essay formatting and the wording I have given you, filling in the blanks and completing my sentences. Avoid every single of the twenty problems outlined on the Stop! Sheet. Include a partner's name on the essay when submitting it to Turn It In. Your partner's job is to point out if you have lost the essay formatting anywhere, not retained my wording, or done anything you were asked not to do on the Stop! Sheet.
Mar 6
Short Fiction #1
Short Fiction #1: Follow these instructions perfectly, and submit your work to Turn It In, using prescribed format #3. Some reading choices are here... For a passing mark, quote from the story as directed. Link to "Story Machine Knobs" to help with completing assignment.
Mar 13
Short Fiction #2 and #3.
Short Fiction #2: Follow these same instructions perfectly, and submit your work to Turn It In, using prescribed format #3.
Short Fiction #3: Follow these same instructions perfectly, and submit your work to Turn It In, using prescribed format #3. Make sure you haven't read four stories by the same author or of the same kind. Avoid choosing only the shortest stories. For a passing mark, quote from the story as directed. Link to "Story Machine Knobs" to help with completing assignment.
Mar 27
The Loser Story
The Loser Story: Follow these different instructions perfectly for the story you are going to criticize, and submit your work to Turn It In, using prescribed format #2.
Make sure you have read at least three authors. For a passing mark, quote from each story mentioned, including the "Losing" story itself.
TBA
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Find elements from The Odyssey (<- class PowerPoint) in O Brother, Where Art Thou? Fill out this Fill-in-the-Blank-Essay sheet, changing the language slightly if you'd like to make it sound less repetitive. Use format #2. Here is The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles, in a searchable PDF to quote directly from. Here is the (searchable) script of O Brother, Where Art Thou? to quote directly from. For a passing mark, ensure every paragraph has a quotation, and make sure to quote from both The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (here is your teacher singing the song from the end of the movie.)
TBA
Lord of the Flies chapter work
Handwrite two paragraphs per chapter, with at least one quotation per paragraph, following these instructions exactly.
Show me you can correctly quote directly from the book, using the literary language I have started for you.
TBA
Final Essay
Show me you have learned to format, reason out, support and word an academic essay. Fill it with quotes you cite at the end. Make paragraphs that 1) introduce questions, 2) pull in relevant information, and 3) conclude things only at their ends. Choose at topic from this sheet.