English 10 – Block C

Updated 2016 06 14

Welcome to English 10 with Ms Ikeda! Class meets in Block C in RoomA319.

In order to start off this semester on the right foot, please make sure that you are prepared for all lessons with the required supplies and a positive mindset.

2015-2016 English 10 Classroom Expectations infographic

Check back often to see important announcements and interesting stories on the Home page and homework reminders on this page.

 

Current Unit and Essential Questions: Provincial Exam Preparation

Current Homework:

  • Study cue cards terms for the provincial
  • Do practice provincials online here
  • Get caught up on missing tasks
  • See tentative schedule for the rest of the year here.

Past Learning Targets:

  • I can write a well-organized paragraph with hook, topic sentence, body sentences and concluding sentence.
  • I can work collaboratively and respectfully with my classmates through activities, discussion, reading and project work
  • I can identify every person in my class by name.
  • I can read poetry and use reading strategies to understand the content.
  • I can connect several poems to the main themes of English 10: authority and identity.
  • I can discuss how poetry and language can shape ideas and influence people using concrete examples.
  • I can integrate quotations from poetry in my writing to show evidence for my opinion.
  • I can write several different forms of poetry and skilfully incorporate poetic devices to engage my readers.
  • I can define and give an example of the terms listed on the Poetry Learning Targets sheet.
  • I can write a thesis statement that clearly argues my point.
  • I can brainstorm many ideas and organize them into subtopics.
  • I can make a clear and structured plan for my writing.
  • I can conduct research in online and print sources.
  • I can create a properly formatted MLA style bibliography and cite my sources in my writing.
  • I can write and edit my work for Canadian conventions of spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure.
  • I can identify the key elements of a range of stories including character, setting, plot, point of view, conflict and theme.
  • I can recognize how different forms of text reflect different purposes, audiences and messages.
  • I can write a detailed and thoughtful character analysis paragraph using direct and indirect evidence.
  • I can write dialogue and punctuate it correctly.
  • I can write a multi-paragraph narrative essay with interesting story elements.
  • I can identify the key elements of the story including character, setting, plot, point of view, conflict and theme.
  • I can respectfully and productively exchange ideas with my classmates.
  • I can understand non-fiction texts and find their connection to the themes of the story.
  • I can write thought-provoking theme statements relating key words such as authority, ignorance, equality, compromise and identity.

Past Due Homework:

  • Get Technology Consent form signed and return (Due 2016 02 02)
  • Think of your personal motto (Due 2016 02 02)
  • Get Essential Agreement signed and return (Due 2016 02 02)
  • Bring an example of a well-designed advertisement, poster or magazine column (Due 2016 02 04)
  • Complete all Day One to Three tasks (make Gmail account, send me a professional email, share Google Drive folder with me, complete Getting to Know You questionnaire) (Due 2016 02 05)
  • Complete well-designed infographic (Due 2016 02 05 by 11:59pm)
  • Have all supplies ready (Due 2016 02 09)
  • Complete Poetic Devices worksheet (fill in with your examples) (Due 2016 02 15)
  • Study for poetic devices quiz (Due 2016 02 16)
  • Complete “The System” analysis work and personal response with at least two integrated quotations (Due 2016 02 18)
  • Complete glossing “Words of Wisdom.” Do not complete other side of sheet yet (Due 2016 02 23)
  • Bring a hard copy of a poem or song lyric relating to the theme of identity OR authority. Must have in class for Tuesday or you will get a zero.
  • Practice provincial (multiple choice section) (2016 02 26). Know poetry unit terms.
  • Orange HW letters – signed by parents and returned with late assignments. If letters are not submitted with work, it will not be accepted. Final deadline for late assignments is 02/26. An alternate assignment(s) will have to be completed later in the term if you do not have work submitted by then.
  • Be prepared to walk outside in the forest on Tuesday, rain or shine (2016 03 01)
  • Poetry performances tomorrow in class. Select one of your original poems to present to the class (2016 03 04)
  • Handwritten cue cards or notes of all poetry terms from Learning Targets sheet (Due 2016 03 07)
  • Poetry anthology of 6 poems (Due 2016 03 07)
  • Get interim report card signed and return (Due 2016 03 07)
  • Write a ballad (narrative poem about a single event). It should include a refrain (repeated line(s) at a set interval) and some rhyme. Minimum length 20 lines. (Due 2016 03 07)
  • Write free verse poem on identity or authority (minimum length 12 lines). (Due 2016 03 07)
  • Write haiku, tanka and cinquain about nature (Due 2016 03 07)
  • Write sonnet (14 lines, Petrarchan or Shakespearean style, about love/admiration) (Due 2016 03 07)
  • Complete page 2 (front and back) of Persuasive Essay package (Due 2016 03 08)
  • Brainstorm thesis statement and reasons for your persuasive essay (Due 2016 03 09)
  • Research evidence for your persuasive essay and make a Works Cited page (Due 2016 03 11)
  • Be ready for in-class persuasive essay write tomorrow. All parts of writing process so far need to be handed in at the end of the block: brainstorm, outline, research notes, draft, works cited page. (Due 2016 03 11)
  • Persuasive essay cue cards (Due 2016 03 30)
  • Bring your favourite picture book from when you were a child (Due 2016 03 30)
  • Complete Persuasive Essay Learning Targets sheet, get signed and return (Due 2016 04 01)
  • Read “The Possibility of Evil” in Inside Stories II (Due 2016 04 07)
  • Late work (Due 2016 04 15)
  • Alternate assignment for select students (Due 2016 04 15)
  • Extra credit book review (Due 2016 04 15)
  • Complete “Harrison Bergeron” question package (Due 2016 04 29)
  • Complete “Ashes for the Wind” short story review form (Due 2016 04 28)
  • Complete “Ashes for the Wind” questions 2, 3, 5, 9 (in Inside Stories II book) (Due 2016 04 29)
  • Study for short story terms and reading test next week…
  • Work on planning your narrative essay for the in-class write on Monday (Due 2016 05 09)
  • Short story unit cue cards (Due 2016 05 09)
  • Bring back Inside Stories II textbooks (Due 2016 05 10)
  • Short story learning targets sheets, completed and signed (Due 2016 05 11)
  • Complete Chapter 2 and 3 questions (Due 2016 05 13)
  • Complete anticipation guide (Due 2016 05 13)
  • Read chapters 4-6 and complete questions in package (Due 2016 05 16)
  • Read Chapters 7-9 and complete questions (Due 2016 05 17)
  • Read Chapters 10-14 and complete questions (Due 2016 05 19)
  • Read Chapters 15-17 and complete questions (Due 2016 05 20)
  • Crossgrade tomorrow in class (Due 2016 05 26)
  • Read Chapters 18-21 and complete questions (Due 2016 05 31)
  • Read Chapters 22-24 and complete questions (Due 2016 06 01)
  • Read Chapters 25-27 and finish question package (Due 2016 06 02)
  • The Hunger Games cue cards (Due 2016 06 02)
  • Complete dialectical journal package (Due 2016 06 06)
  • Get The Hunger Games learning targets sheet signed (Due 2016 06 08)