Thursday, May 18th

We discussed and worked through chapter three of Lord of the Flies today…JENGA STYLE!  We will vote people off the island next class.

In the meantime, read chapter four.

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There are only FIVE WEEKS left of English 11.  Please check the I-Reports list below and make sure that you are passing the course by handing in all your work.

I-Reports for those who are not passing.

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Tuesday, May 16th

We discussed the SYMBOLS in chapters 1-2 and categorized these under the historical/political, religious/ethical, and psychological lenses.  We also noted the page references for these points.

Spend 5-10 minutes writing the next instalment of our fan fiction incorporating either a new group of survivors (just like the arrival of the choir), and/or a “beastie”(just like the “mulberry boy” mentions).

Here are the new arrivals:

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TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

There are only FIVE WEEKS left of English 11.  Please check the I-Reports list below and make sure that you are passing the course by handing in all your work.

I-Reports for those who are not passing.

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Friday, May 12th

We read some choice selections of the FAN FICTION you wrote and related the ideas to pp.1-13 of chapter one of Lord of the Flies.

If you have not written your FAN FICTION yet, you have this ONE CHANCE to catch up.  You must post your entry here no later than Sunday, May 14th.  From now on, you must post by midnight of the night before class or it won’t be marked.

If you have not handed in your PODCAST yet, please do so a.s.a.p..

Read to the end of chapter two for next class.

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TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

There are only SIX WEEKS left of English 11.  Please check the I-Reports list below and make sure that you are passing the course by handing in all your missing work.  All assignments from the Brave New World unit must be in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on these.

I-Reports for those who are not passing.

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Wednesday, May 10th

We recorded our podcasts on Brave New World and The Matrix today.

Please post your FAN FICTION entry in the comment section below.

  1.  Spend 5 minutes writing about your first day on the deserted island.  What do you do to survive?
  2. Using the chart below, have your character meet other survivors on from the crash.  What resources do you have in equipment, knowledge and skills? How do you organize yourself into various survival tasks?  What needs to be done?

survivors

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

There are only SIX WEEKS left of English 11.  Please check the I-Reports list below and make sure that you are passing the course by handing in all your missing work.  All assignments from the Brave New World unit must be in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on these.

I-Reports for those who are not passing.

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Monday, May 8th

We finished The Matrix and organized ourselves into groups and topics for the podcast. Please prepare what you will say and bring a theme song for the podcast recording on Wednesday, May 10th.

We started the Lord of the Flies introduction with the creation of an alter ego and a visualization of landing on a deserted island.  We will be using this scenario for a unit long assignment.  Stay tuned…

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

There are only SIX WEEKS left of English 11.  Please check the I-Reports list below and make sure that you are passing the course by handing in all your missing work.  All assignments from the Brave New World unit must be in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on these.

I-Reports for those who are not passing.

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Thursday, May 4th

We continued watching and taking notes on The Matrix.  We will finish off the last scene and prepare for the podcast on Monday.

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

There are only SIX WEEKS left of English 11.  Please check the I-Reports list below and make sure that you are passing the course by handing in all your missing work.  All assignments from the Brave New World unit must be in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on these.

I-Reports for those who are not passing.

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Tuesday, May 2nd

Ohana presented their commercial and utopia ideas before we announced the winner!  Congratulations to OMNICLOUD INC.!


We are now watching The Matrix in preparation for your PODCAST comparing the film to the novel, Brave New World.  We will be recording this on Wednesday, May 10th.  Start looking for a theme song.  Each person must speak for at least TWO MINUTES.

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Friday, April 28th

The UTOPIA PROJECTS were presented today.  EXCELLENT WORK!

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Wednesday, April 26th

After we went over the essays and the criteria for the UTOPIA PROJECT, we worked all class long.  Please have your video handed in BEFORE period 5 on Friday so that my Capstone class can vote on this.

Fill in your evaluation of your group members and hand this in next class.

You will all be presenting and defending your ideas on Friday.

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Friday, April 21st

We wrote the in class essay on Brave New World today.  If you skipped class today, you will have to make up for this in class essay AFTER SCHOOL on a Day 1.  We shall discuss this when you return to class. Note my displeasure at your avoidance of responsibility.

On Wednesday, the “corporations” will be completing their commercial and presentation of their utopic visions.  These will be presented and defended on Friday, April 28th.

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