From our second March break … here’s what’s up:
- When we return, we’ll tidy the Catcher In The Rye and our poetry unit.
- Grammar presentations will resume Thursday, so be ready. I think we have Porter & Alex, and Marilyn and Kennedie? The remainder of you scheduled for this week will be bumped until next week.
- Socratic Seminars will go Friday (IF we have school). If not, then it will go Monday and Tuesday (April 7th and 8th)
- Poetry Unit Project will be given to you on Thursday as well.
- Today, I would like you to search the blog for the May 8th, 2013 post. It’s a video/slideshow on blackout poetry. It was started by Austin Kleon. Here’s his link; take a look at it: http://austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/
- I’ll explain a little more about the style tomorrow, and we’ll do one if we have time. The link above and the video on the blog post (May 8th, 2013) will give you the basics – a good place to start.
- If you feel inspired, grab a black marker, an old magazine, newspaper, or even an old novel (not the Catcher) and try one out for your self.
- Reminder to those of you who did not finish the essay analysis on Tuesday (yeah, 5 days ago…) that it is due tomorrow at the beginning of class. No excuses will be heard, or accepted. Everything you need to have it done is on the blog. See the post below this one for instructions and file extensions.
- We’ll begin our Non Fiction unit tomorrow. You’ll have homework for the next few days (and the weekend). Keep up – all the articles, the issues, concepts and content held within these articles will need to be implemented within your research and the presentation due at the end of this unit. Think of it this way: your homework will be worth marks. It will be mandatory criteria.
- If you fall behind, it is your responsibility to make up the assignments. I’m available in the morning, before classes begin, and after school.
- Grammar presentations will resume on Thursday and if there is school on Friday. Be ready.
Welcome to April,