Homework Assigned By: Edwina Mills
June 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Exam review materials are on Google Classroom.

Start looking for photos and extra information for your group's research topic. Paste them into a Google doc.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Exam review materials are on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Exam review materials are on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Exam review materials are on Google Classroom.

Most people completed their movie reviews. Way to go! For those who didn't, parents have been contacted and the work must be submitted tonight.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Exam review materials are on Google Classroom.

Good job! Everyone completed his/her movie reviews!!
June 4, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
All exam materials are available on Google Classroom. You should be reviewing these now.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
All exam materials are available on Google Classroom. You should be reviewing these now.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
All exam materials are available on Google Classroom. You should be reviewing these now.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
All exam materials are available on Google Classroom. You should be reviewing these now.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
All exam materials are available on Google Classroom. You should be reviewing these now.
May 29, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Speeches tomorrow. Practice tonight!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Speeches tomorrow. Practice tonight!
Print a hard copy of your speech. Bring your book for reading time, too.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Speeches tomorrow. Practice tonight!
Print a hard copy of your speech. Bring your book for reading time, too.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Work on your rough drafts of your movie reviews. The introduction and first two body paragraphs should be ready by tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Work on your rough drafts of your movie reviews. The introduction and first two body paragraphs should be ready by tomorrow.
May 28, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Speeches start tomorrow! Please have your work printed and practice tonight.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Speeches start tomorrow! Please have your work printed and practice tonight.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Book Circles tomorrow. Bring your work and treats!

Speeches start Wednesday! Please have your work printed and practice tonight.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Continue working on your 'Rear Window' reviews.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Continue working on your 'Rear Window' reviews.

Those of you who missed today's deadline for the FLIPPED booklets, please bring them in tomorrow.
May 25, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Speeches start on Tuesday. Please print your essay and practice your presentation on the weekend. Students who will present are from Colin to Kirk on the class list.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Book Circles that were cancelled on Friday due to the Children's Wish assembly will be held on Monday. Please bring your work and treats.

Speeches will start on Wednesday. If your work is corrected, you will speak. Check my notes on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Speeches will start on Tuesday, May 29. Please make corrections on your essay(see Google Classroom),practice,and have it printed for Tuesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Please pass your Flipped booklet in on Monday if you did not have it with you today.

Continue your work on your 'Rear Window' movie review. Due Friday, June 1.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles will be held on Monday. Please bring your work and treats.

Please pass your Flipped booklet in on Monday.

Continue your work on your 'Rear Window' movie review. Due Friday,
June 1.
May 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please check my editing suggestions on your persuasive essays. The final draft must be submitted on Google Classroom by Wednesday, May 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please check my editing suggestions on your persuasive essays. The final draft must be submitted on Google Classroom by Wednesday, May 23.
May 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Book Circles on Monday. Bring work and food!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles on Monday. Bring work and food!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The process piece deadline is moved ahead to next week. We need one more day in the lab.
May 4, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Final drafts of biography essays must be passed in on Google Classroom by Monday(if not passed in during class time today).

Final papers must be double spaced in Arial 12 font and must include a cover page and bibliography.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Final drafts of biography essays must be passed in on Google Classroom by Monday(if not passed in during class time today).

Final papers must be double spaced in Arial 12 font and must include a cover page and bibliography.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Bring your Flipped novels for Monday. You are working on your booklets.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles on Monday! Bring your work and treats. Pass the word among your circle mates.
May 1, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We will have two showings of our play tomorrow. If your parents wish to join us, please tell them to come to the school at room 109A for 9:10 or 10:30.
April 24, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Study your parts! We drop our scripts by Friday. : )
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Biographies in rough draft must be submitted on Google Classroom by tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Biographies in rough draft must be submitted on Google Classroom by tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Book Circles start on Friday. Have the first 53 pages of FLIPPED read and complete the Book Circles sheets. Don't forget your treats!

Speeches start on Tuesday, May 1st. Please update and practice your speeches which are on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles start on Friday. Have the first 53 pages of FLIPPED read and complete the Book Circles sheets. Don't forget your treats!

Speeches start on Tuesday, May 1st. Please update and practice your speeches which are on Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We are participating in a WE Walk for Water campaign on Friday afternoon, April 27. Students are encouraged to bring in a donation of $2 to support this worthy cause. See video for more information.

https://vimeo.com/freethechildren/review/253686552/b4656d730f

April 20, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Continue to practice scripts. They are also available on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
OUTSIDERS content quiz on Monday. Review Lit Chart on Google Classroom to prepare.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
OUTSIDERS content quiz on Monday. Review Lit Chart on Google Classroom to prepare.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
R & J projects due on Thursday, April 26.

Continue reading FLIPPED. First Book Circle meeting is Friday, April 27.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Continue reading FLIPPED. First Book Circle meeting is Friday, April 27.
April 19, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Study your parts!Our performance date for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is tentatively set for May 2.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Outsiders novel projects are due tomorrow.

Complete the rough draft of your biography on Google Classroom by Wednesday, April 25.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Outsiders novel projects are due tomorrow.

Complete the rough draft of your biography on Google Classroom by Wednesday, April 25.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
R & J projects are due on Thursday, April 26.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
R & J projects are due tomorrow!
April 12, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(219)
There will be a quiz for AMONG THE HIDDEN tomorrow. Please see Google Classroom for review materials.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Novel Project - due Thursday, April 19
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Novel Project - due Thursday, April 19
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
R & J content quiz - Tuesday, April 17. Review materials are available on Google Classroom

R & J Project - due Friday, April 20
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
R & J content quiz - tomorrow. Review materials are available on Google Classroom

R & J Project - due Friday, April 20
March 20, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please complete the final drafts of your Turning Points essays. I have made comments on each one of your papers. You can submit the final drafts in Google Classroom.
March 16, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please remember your letters of permission and $10 for the movie 'Rise Above'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please have a story in mind for your Turning Points essay by Monday. Think of when you changed in terms of a value, a moment when you recognized a passion you had or a difficult time in life that made you adjust your priorities.
March 12, 2018
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Kids Eat Smart: Fill your cupboards - March 12th - 16th.

KES Breakfast Club Grocery List for Grade 7 students:
1.Corn flakes
2. Cheese Strings
3. Mini Wheats Original

Please bring in money and permission slips for the anti-bullying movie 'Rise Above'.
February 28, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
1. Special Days This Week: Awareness

Thursday - Twin Day (change due to the Snow Day yesterday)

Friday - Jersey Day

2. Students are asked to return money and tickets for the school fundraiser as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support!

3. We have booked a hypnotist (Gary Summers) to perform for the school on Friday, March 2nd, in the afternoon during Spirit Week. The cost per student to see the show is $3. Students should bring this money to their homeroom teacher ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Final drafts are due on Monday, March 5.

See assignment posted on Google Classroom. Please do the following:

1. Proofread carefully. Read your story out loud to hear where a sentence should end or if it all sounds right. Use the Add-On 'Gradeproof'. Ask your parents or a trusted friend to look it over.

2. Double space your work. Use Arial 12 font.

3. Have a title, your name and the date at the top of the page.

4. Print a copy to submit on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Final drafts are due on Friday, March 2.

See assignment posted on Google Classroom. Please do the following:

1. Proofread carefully. Read your story out loud to hear where a sentence should end or if it all sounds right. Use the Add-On 'Gradeproof'. Ask your parents or a trusted friend to look it over.

2. Double space your work. Use Arial 12 font.

3. Have a title, your name and the date at the top of the page.

4. Print a copy to submit on Friday.
February 26, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
1. Special Days Next Week:


Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Pink Day - Anti-bullying Awareness

Thursday - Dress to Impress - Formal Wear Day

Friday - Jersey Day

2. Students are asked to return money and tickets for the school fundraiser as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support!

3. We have booked a hypnotist (Gary Summers) to perform for the school on Friday, March 2nd, in the afternoon during Spirit Week. The cost per student to see the show is $3. Students should bring this money to their homeroom teacher ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Work on your original short stories in a Google Doc. Rough drafts due for proofreading in partners on Wednesday. Final drafts are due on Monday, March 5.

See assignment posted on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Work on your original short stories in a Google Doc. Rough drafts due for proofreading in partners on Wednesday. Final drafts are due on Friday, March 2.

See assignment posted on Google Classroom.
February 23, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)


1. Special Days Next Week:

Monday - Rainbow Day - Celebrate Diversity with multiple colours.

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Pink Day - Anti-bullying Awareness

Thursday - Dress to Impress - Formal Wear Day

Friday - Jersey Day

2. Students are asked to return money and tickets for the school fundraiser as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support!

3. We have booked a hypnotist (Gary Summers) to perform for the school on Friday, March 2nd, in the afternoon during Spirit Week. The cost per student to see the show is $3. Students should bring this money to their homeroom teacher ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Work on your original short stories in a Google Doc. Rough drafts due for proofreading in partners on Wednesday. Final drafts are due on Monday, March 5.

See assignment posted on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Work on your original short stories in a Google Doc. Rough drafts due for proofreading in partners on Wednesday. Final drafts are due on Friday, March 2.

See assignment posted on Google Classroom.
February 22, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students are asked to return money and tickets for the school fundraiser as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support!

We have booked a hypnotist (Gary Summers) to perform for the school on Friday, March 2nd, in the afternoon during Spirit Week. The cost per student to see the show is $3. Students should bring this money to their homeroom teacher ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Work on your original short stories in a Google Doc. Rough drafts due for proofreading in partners on Wednesday. Final drafts are due on Friday, March 2.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Work on your original short stories in a Google Doc. Rough drafts due for proofreading in partners on Wednesday. Final drafts are due on Friday, March 2.
February 20, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Wednesday, February 21.

Petey - End of the book!
Inventing Elliott - End of the book!
Walk Two Moons - End of the book!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The Heaven Shop - Finish!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Backlash - Finish!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students are asked to return money and tickets for the school fundraiser as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support!

We have booked a hypnotist (Gary Summers) to perform for the school on Friday, March 2nd, in the afternoon during Spirit Week. The cost per student to see the show is $3. Students should bring this money to their homeroom teacher ASAP.
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Red Cross Babysitting Course

What is it?

The Red Cross Babysitting Course offers youth, aged 11- 15 , basic first aid and caregiving skills. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families. To learn more about the course, please see the attached pdf.



How much does it cost?

As part of the Youth Leadership Project, conducted in partnership with Nalcor Energy, we are able to offer a Babysitting Course to students in your school free-of-charge!

Interested students need to inform their teachers.

February 12, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students are asked to return money and tickets for the school fundraiser as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support!

We have booked a hypnotist (Gary Summers) to perform for the school on Friday, March 2nd, in the afternoon during Spirit Week. The cost per student to see the show is $3. Students should bring this money to their homeroom teacher ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Tuesday, February 20.

Petey - End of the book!
Inventing Elliott - End of the book!
Walk Two Moons - End of the book!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Continue test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The Heaven Shop - Finish!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Continue test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Backlash - Finish!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Bifocal - Finish!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Speak - Finish!
The Giver - Finish!
February 9, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Monday, February 12.

Petey - pp.141 - 210
Inventing Elliott - 101 - 150
Walk Two Moons - pp. 125 - 187
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Continue test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 15.

The Heaven Shop - Finish!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Continue test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Backlash - Finish!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Bifocal - Finish!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Speak - Finish!
The Giver - Finish!
February 7, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Monday, February 12.

Petey - pp.141 - 210
Inventing Elliott - 101 - 150
Walk Two Moons - pp. 125 - 187
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Start test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 9.

The Heaven Shop - pp. 101-150
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Start test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 9.

Backlash - pp. 161-240
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 9.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Bifocal - pp. 137-207
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 9.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Speak - pp. 101-150
The Giver - 3/4 of the book
February 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
1. Look at test review materials on Google Classroom. The test is on Feb. 6.

NOTE: I HAVE ADDED EXEMPLAR ANSWERS FOR THE PRACTICE TEST ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM>

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Monday, February 12.

Petey - pp.141 - 210
Inventing Elliott - 101 - 150
Walk Two Moons - pp. 125 - 187
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Start test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 9.

The Heaven Shop - pp. 101-150
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Final copies of the six letters of your epistolary narrative due Feb. 14

2. Start test prep on Google Classroom for the narrative test on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 9.

Backlash - pp. 161-240
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 9.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Bifocal - pp. 137-207
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 9.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Speak - pp. 101-150
The Giver - 3/4 of the book
January 30, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
1. Finish Common Lit assignment ('The Monkey's Paw') for tomorrow.

2. Look at test review materials on Google Classroom. The test is on Feb. 6.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, February 2.

Petey - pp.71-140
Inventing Elliott - Prologue + pp. 49-100
Walk Two Moons - pp. 62-124
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.

2. Finish 'The Monkey's Paw' assignment on commonlit.com tonight.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

The Heaven Shop - pp. 51-100
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.

2. Finish 'The Monkey's Paw' assignment on commonlit.com tonight.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Backlash - pp. 81-160
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 8.

2. Finish 'The Story of an Hour' assignment on commonlit.com tonight.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Bifocal - pp. 69-136
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 8.

2. Finish 'The Story of an Hour' assignment on commonlit.com tonight.


3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Speak - pp. 51-100
The Giver - 1/2 of the book
January 29, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
1. Finish Common Lit assignment ('Maud Martha and New York') for tomorrow.

2. Look at test review materials on Google Classroom. The test is on Feb. 6.

3. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, February 2.

Petey - pp.71-140
Inventing Elliott - Prologue + pp. 49-100
Walk Two Moons - pp. 62-124
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

The Heaven Shop - pp. 51-100

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Backlash - pp. 81-160

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 13.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Bifocal - pp. 69-136
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
1. Review materials for the upcoming test on Google Classroom. Test: Feb. 13.

2. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Speak - pp. 51-100
The Giver - 1/2 of the book
January 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, February 2.

Petey - pp.71-140
Inventing Elliott - Prologue + pp. 49-100
Walk Two Moons - pp. 62-124
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

The Heaven Shop - pp. 51-100

2. 2. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Backlash - pp. 81-160

2. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Bifocal - pp. 69-136
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, Feb. 2.

Speak - pp. 51-100
The Giver - 1/2 of the book
January 24, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Bring completed sheets for Book Circles tomorrow. Don't forget your snacks!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Bring completed sheets for Book Circles tomorrow. Don't forget your snacks!
January 23, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, January 26.

Petey - pp.1-70
Inventing Elliott - Prologue + pp. 1-48
Walk Two Moons - pp. 1-61
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
1. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, January 25.

The Heaven Shop - pp. 7-50

2. 2. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
1. Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Thursday, January 25.

Backlash - pp. 1-80

2. Write three letters (two paragraphs each) of your epistolary narrative in rough for Wed., Jan. 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, January 26.

Bifocal - pp. 1-68
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students must do assigned novel reading (see below) and complete Book Circle worksheets if they wish to participate in Book Club meetings on Friday, January 26.

Speak - pp. 1-50
The Giver - 1/4 of the book
December 8, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please complete the rest of the practice essay on Declan. Also, you need to complete the graphic organizer on theme.
Due: Monday
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Please complete the introduction and body paragraph of one of the sample questions for Catch Me Once...for Monday.
The test is on Wednesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Please review test materials on Google Classroom in preparation for your novel test on Monday.
November 28, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please bring in $2 or more to help buy Christmas presents for a senior in the Adopt a Senior program.

Please bring $2 for a ticket to participate in Shop with a Cop. The money will be donated to CBC's Feed NL.
November 23, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students who ordered popcorn from our school fundraiser blitz last week are asked to have their money in tomorrow at the latest.

Book Fair - Tuesday, November 28.
November 1, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Final copies of persuasive essays must be submitted by Friday, November 3. Please remember to double space your work, write in Arial font 12 and add citations and a reference list from three sources.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Final copies of persuasive essays must be submitted by Friday, November 3. Please remember to double space your work, write in Arial font 12 and add citations and a reference list from three sources.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Continue working on your descriptive essay. The work is on Google Classroom.
October 27, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Please note that persuasive essays are due in rough on Nov. 1. The final draft is due on Nov. 3. It must be printed and have a cover page.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please note that persuasive essays are due in rough on Oct. 31. The final draft is due on Nov. 3. It must be printed and have a cover page.
October 18, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We will be having a test on our Global Citizens unit on Thursday, Oct. 26. Review information and a practice test are available on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
We will be having a test on our Global Citizens unit on Thursday, Oct. 26. Review information and a practice test are available on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Book Talks are due on Oct. 20. Copies of the template for completing the work are available on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Talks are due on Oct. 20. Copies of the template for completing the work are available on Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Pajamarama, in support of the Janeway, is on Friday, Oct. 20. Remember to wear your pj's and bring a twoonie for a donation.
October 11, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
If you have not already turned in your letter (rough draft) to the Prime Minister on Google Classroom, please do so tonight. It was due on Tuesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
If you have not already turned in your letter (rough draft)to the Prime Minister on Google Classroom, please do so tonight. It was due on Tuesday.
October 10, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The test on our Step Up unit is set for Thursday, Oct. 12. Students have a hard copy of a review sheet which was given out one week ago. They also have access to the review sheet and a practice test on Google Classroom. Review has been ongoing in class.

Novel Projects are due tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Novel Projects are due tomorrow.

Letters to the Prime Minister are to be submitted as a rough draft on Google Classroom by today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Novel Projects are due tomorrow.

Letters to the Prime Minister are to be submitted as a rough draft on Google Classroom by today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
A test on our essay unit is set for next week. Students will find a review sheet and a practice test posted on Google Classroom.

Book Talks are due on Oct. 20.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
A test on our essay unit is set for next week. Students will find a review sheet and a practice test posted on Google Classroom.

Book Talks are due on Oct. 20.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Picture retakes are set for November 1. All students should have received their picture packages and student ID cards.
October 3, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
A test on the Step Up unit is scheduled for Thursday, October 12. Students have been given a study guide. The guide and a practice test has been posted on Google Classroom.

Students going to Brother Brennan should complete their summary of the article 'Resisting Hitler' completed by Tuesday, October 10.
September 27, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The Independent Novel Study project is due on October 11. Students received a copy of it on Friday, September 15.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Terry Fox sponsor forms were sent home today. If students are able, they are asked to try and secure donations from family and/or close friends. If that is not possible, they are asked to bring a twoonie to support the cause of cancer research. We will be doing our Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 29. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Please finish and submit notes (on Google Classroom) on the global issue you wish to address with the Prime Minister. We will start our letters tomorrow.

Independent Novel Projects are due on October 4. Please see Google Classroom for further details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(213)
Please finish and submit notes (on Google Classroom) on the global issue you wish to address with the Prime Minister. We will start our letters tomorrow.

Independent Novel Projects are due on October 4. Please see Google Classroom for further details.
September 7, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Don't forget to bring your novel for READING FRIDAYS!!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Don't forget to bring your novel for READING FRIDAYS!!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-8(213)
Don't forget to bring your novel for READING FRIDAYS!!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Please return your student information sheets and your Acceptable Use Policy sheets as soon as possible.
June 2, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
All exam review materials have been posted on Google Classroom. Anyone who has no computer access at home should see me for photocopies.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
All exam review materials have been posted on Google Classroom. Anyone who has no computer access at home should see me for photocopies.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
All exam review materials have been posted on Google Classroom. Anyone who has no computer access at home should see me for photocopies.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
All exam review materials have been posted on Google Classroom. Anyone who has no computer access at home should see me for photocopies.
May 25, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please see Google Classroom for all your ELA exam study needs.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Please see Google Classroom for all your ELA exam study needs.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Please see Google Classroom for all your ELA exam study needs.
May 23, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish the rough drafts of your digital citizenship essays, so I can give you feedback before you type it. Due: Tomorrow
May 8, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish the good copy of your free verse poem about food for tomorrow.

Prepare Book Circles sheets for Friday.
April 10, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
All sold or unsold tickets have to be returned to the office by Tuesday, April 11th. Draw date is Wednesday, April 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Practice your speeches for delivery in class tomorrow. You will need to print them from Google Classroom.
March 21, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Please complete the planning sheet for R & J question #1 and finish the first two paragraphs on question #2 (Who is the protagonist?). Due tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please make sure to submit the rough draft of your Turning Points essays on Google Classroom for tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Tickets for the school fundraiser are due April 4. You must return the stubs and money and/or unsold tickets.
March 13, 2017
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please continue the sale of the 50-50 tickets. The incentive is a $300.00 gift card from Best Buy for the top seller in the school and ice cream for the top selling class. We will use the money we raise to support new technology for the school. If a student needs more tickets, they can come to the office.
All tickets must be in by April 4th, and the draw date is April 12th.
March 6, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please read from p. 46 - p. 80 in AMONG THE HIDDEN for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Please read THE OUTSIDERS up to p. 140.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Please read THE OUTSIDERS up to p. 120.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please remember to bring in your money ($3)for the hypnotist tomorrow. If there are not enough people paid, the show may have to be cancelled.
March 3, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Tickets for a school 50/50 fundraiser were distributed today. Students are asked to sell what they can and return stubs, money and unsold tickets as soon as possible. Draw for prizes is April 12, 2017. Thanks for your help!
March 1, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please bring in $3 for the Hypnotist show on March 9. Money is due no later than March 7.

Spirit Week is March 6-10.
Monday - Fandom Day - dress as your favourite character, historical figure, famous person, etc.
Tuesday - Multiple Day - dress like twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc.
Wednesday - Diversity Day - dress in rainbow colours or in some way to show our cultural diversities.
Thursday - Crazy Hair Day
Friday - Jersey Day
February 9, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please bring your novel for Reading Friday tomorrow. Your novel project is due on Feb. 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Please bring your novel for Reading Friday tomorrow. Your novel project is due on Feb. 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Book Circles meet tomorrow. Bring your worksheet and treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Book Circles meet tomorrow. Bring your worksheet and treats!
January 31, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Test tomorrow. A review sheet and terms list was given out a week ago. Complete the assigned practice question for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Please continue reading novels at home and at school on Fridays. Novel project is due Feb. 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Rough drafts of feature news articles are due in rough on Google Classroom tonight.

Read pp. 81-160 of Backlash and complete Book Circle sheets for Friday, Feb. 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Final drafts of stories are due in hard copy on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Read pp. 154-210 of Bifocal and complete Book Circle sheets for Friday, Feb. 3.
January 26, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Narrative Pattern (Short Story) test on Feb. 1. A study guide and list of terms was distributed to students on Wed., Jan. 25.

Continue reading your novel at home. The novel project is due on Feb. 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Rough drafts of the feature article must be submitted in Google Classroom by Tues., Jan. 31.

Book Circles will resume on Friday Feb. 3. Please have the Book Circles sheet completed for pages 81 - 160.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Continue reading your novel at home. The novel project is due on Feb. 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Rough drafts of your short story must be submitted in Google Classroom by Tues., Jan. 31.

Book Circles will resume on Friday Feb. 3. Please have the Book Circles sheet completed for pages 154 - 210.
January 17, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Test - Jan. 19
To prepare, work on the practice test assigned on Google Classroom.

Read to p. 153 in BIFOCAL and complete the Book Circles sheet for Friday, Jan. 20. Don't forget your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Book Circles - Read to p. 80 in BACKLASH and complete the Book Circles sheet for Friday, Jan. 20. Don't forget your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Bring your novel for Reading Fridays on Jan. 20. Your novel project (passed to you on Jan. 13) is due on Feb. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Bring your novel for Reading Fridays on Jan. 20.
January 6, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Read pages 1-76 of novel, Bifocal. Complete literature circle worksheet.
Both to be completed for class Friday, Jan. 13.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Read pages 1-80 of novel, Backlash. Complete literature circle worksheet.
Both to be completed for class Friday, Jan. 13.
January 5, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Fridays are back!!!! Please bring a fictional novel of your choice to school tomorrow. I will give out the project instructions next Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Reading Fridays are back!!!! Please bring a fictional novel of your choice to school tomorrow. I will give out the project instructions next Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Book Circles start tomorrow. I will provide the books and worksheet. All you need to bring is your pencil.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Book Circles start tomorrow. I will provide the books and worksheet. All you need to bring is your pencil.
December 9, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Torn Away novel test is scheduled for Thursday, December 15. Please review the notes we compiled on Thursday, Dec. 8.
December 5, 2016
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Secret Santa gift exchange is tomorrow. Don't forget your little prize!
December 2, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Work on at least one possible test question on the weekend. Study notes. Content quiz- Monday
Test-Tuesday
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Work on at least one possible test question on the weekend. Study notes. Content quiz- Tuesday
Test-Wednesday
November 25, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Please complete one of the four assigned constructed response questions for Monday, Nov. 28. Please see Google Classroom for handouts that can be used for notes.
November 21, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We will have a content quiz on the novel AFTER THE WAR on Thursday, Nov. 24. Please review the novel carefully!
November 10, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Read chapters 9-12 (incl. 12) of After the War. Answer chapter questions in jot note form from your booklet.

Have a nice weekend!
October 24, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Our essay test is on Friday, Oct. 28. We are working on a practice test in class.

Good copies of WWI letters are due on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Our essay test is on Friday, Oct. 28. We are working on a practice test in class.
October 20, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Essay test based on the SECRETS unit is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 26. Students received a study guide yesterday and a practice test to work on today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Essay test based on the SECRETS unit is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 26. Students received a study guide yesterday and a practice test to work on today.
October 11, 2016
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please remember to bring in your photo orders by Friday, Oct. 14.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Test on the Step-Up unit is on Wed., Oct. 12. Students were given a study guide last Wednesday and a practice test today.

Novel projects are due on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Novel projects are due on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Essay Test - Wed., Oct. 19

Novel Project due on Thursday, Oct. 20
October 5, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The test on the Step Up unit is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12. A study guide was given today.

The novel project is due on October 14.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Please complete at least two letters from Jake or Bridget for your process piece.

Novel Project - due Wednesday, Oct. 12
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Please finish the introduction and first body paragraph of your persuasive essay for tomorrow.
September 28, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students are asked to please complete their summary of 'Resisting Hitler' on p. 12 of their Literacy 7 text. Due tomorrow.
September 21, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Please complete the making connections question on 'The Homecoming' for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
Please complete the making connections question on 'The Homecoming' for tomorrow.

Since we don't have English class tomorrow, we will have Reading Friday on Thursday. Don't forget your novel!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Please complete the question on reading strategies (making connections and using visuals) on the essay 'Over the Edge' for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Since we don't have English class tomorrow, we will have Reading Friday on Thursday. Don't forget your novel!
September 20, 2016
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please remember to turn in your Terry Fox forms. We will be taking our walk tomorrow.
September 16, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
By now, you should have given the name of your novel to Mrs. Mills. The independent novel study projects were passed out today and are due on Oct. 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(123)
By now, you should have given the name of your novel to Mrs. Mills. The independent novel study projects were passed out today and are due on Oct. 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
By now, you should have given the name of your novel to Mrs. Mills. The independent novel study projects were passed out today and are due on Oct. 14.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
By now, you should have given the name of your novel to Mrs. Mills. The independent novel study projects were passed out today and are due on Oct. 20.
September 9, 2016
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please return Student Information forms and media consent forms by Monday, Sept. 12

Band forms are due on Tues., Sept. 13

Forms for student pictures were sent home as well and should be returned on picture day - Sept. 22.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students need to have a novel to read for their first novel project. They will need to bring the books in for Reading Fridays on Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Students need to have a novel to read for their first novel project. They will need to bring the books in for Reading Fridays on Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(212)
Students need to have a novel to read for their first novel project. They will need to bring the books in for Reading Fridays on Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Students need to have a novel to read for their first novel project. They will need to bring the books in for Reading Fridays on Sept. 16.
May 16, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
The REAR WINDOW movie review is due Wednesday instead of Tuesday.
May 10, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Book Circles tomorrow! Please remember your worksheets and treats.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Book Circles tomorrow! Please remember your worksheets and treats.
May 2, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Novel projects are due tomorrow.You have had over a month to complete these.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Novel projects are due tomorrow.You have had over a month to complete these.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Speeches tomorrow! Please practice reading your biographies in class.

Book Circles are scheduled for Thursday this week due to Friday's PD Day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Please bring materials for your Movie Review on Wednesday. We will be working in the lab for that class.

Book Circles are scheduled for Thursday this week due to Friday's PD Day.
April 8, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Novel project due May 3. Students must be reading a novel of their choice for this independent novel study during the next four weeks at home and on Reading Fridays at school.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Novel project due May 3. Students must be reading a novel of their choice for this independent novel study during the next four weeks at home and on Reading Fridays at school.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Read the novel HEAVEN SHOP up to p. 45 and have the Book Circles sheet prepared for our first meeting on April 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Read the novel BACKLASH up to p. 80 and have the Book Circles sheet prepared for our first meeting on April 15.
March 9, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Our test on the novel AMONG THE HIDDEN will be written on Tuesday, March 15. Students started test preparation today. They must complete the first paragraph to question 2 on the test preparation sheet for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Our test on the novel AMONG THE HIDDEN will be written on Wednesday, March 16. Students started test preparation today.
March 4, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Please complete the two assigned journal entries on 'Romeo and Juliet' for Monday.
February 29, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Write a five-paragraph essay in response to #8 on the review sheet for THE OUTSIDERS test. Due: Wed.

Please note that the test has been postponed to Friday.
February 22, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Please read chapters 7 & 8 of THE OUTSIDERS for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Please submit the final draft of your short stories tomorrow.
February 18, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Read chapters 5 and 6 of THE OUTSIDERS for Monday, Feb. 22.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please read chapters 8, 9 and 10 from AMONG THE HIDDEN for Monday, Feb. 22.
February 2, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Please complete journals based on anticipation surveys for tomorrow.

We will have a reading period for Book Circles on Thursday. Please read to the end of the book and complete assigned sheets.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Book Circles will meet on TUESDAY, Feb. 9. Please read to the end of the book and complete assigned sheets.
January 22, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Independent Novel Study projects are due Feb. 2. Project instruction sheets were given out Jan. 8. Students should be reading their books each night.

Narrative pattern test is Feb. 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Independent Novel Study projects are due Feb. 2. Project instruction sheets were given out Jan. 8. Students should be reading their books each night.

Narrative pattern test is Feb. 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Please prepare Book Circle sheets and read up to page 240 in BACKLASH for Friday, January 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Please prepare Book Circle sheets and read up to page 210 in BIFOCAL for Friday, January 29.
January 15, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
A letter containing Literary Access Codes was distributed to students today so that they can access their Nelson Literacy text online.

Independent novel study projects were assigned on January 8. Due: Feb. 2

Narrative Pattern test Feb. 3
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
A letter containing Literary Access Codes was distributed to students today so that they can access their Nelson Literacy text online.

Independent novel study projects were assigned on January 8. Due: Feb. 2

Narrative Pattern test Feb. 3
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
A letter containing Literary Access Codes was distributed to students today so that they can access their Nelson Literacy text online.

Read the next 70 pages of BIFOCAL and complete the Book Circles worksheet for next Friday, Jan. 22.

Narrative Pattern test Jan. 28
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
A letter containing Literary Access Codes was distributed to students today so that they can access their Nelson Literacy text online.

Read the next 80 pages of BACKLASH and complete the Book Circles worksheet for next Friday, Jan. 22.

Narrative Pattern test Jan. 20.
January 13, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish the story chart on 'Higher Animals' p. 126 of your Literacy text for tomorrow.

Reading Fridays - Bring your novel to read on Friday. Your novel project is due Feb. 2.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Reading Fridays - Bring your novel to read on Friday. Your novel project is due Feb. 2.
January 11, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
1. Complete the narrative pattern chart on 'The Zarg Tyranny' of page 93 of the text for Wed., Jan. 13.
2. Book Circles - Read BACKLASH up to p. 80 and complete the Book Circles worksheet for Friday, Jan. 15.
October 19, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Global Citizens Unit test is scheduled for Friday, Period 2.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(212)
Global Citizens Unit test is scheduled for Thursday, Period 1.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Global Citizens unit test is scheduled for Friday. Please complete the main idea question on the 'Two Islands' text for tomorrow.
October 1, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We are looking as a class to start being Global Citizens. The plan is to raise money in a variety of ways in order to raise money for The Madagascar Project (See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k26AQ7vVaDI) and for those in need in our school community. We will start with a 'CLEAN OUT YOUR BEDROOM' sale. Please check at home to find items for sale.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Step Up unit test is on Wednesday, October 7. A study guide was given out yesterday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Step Up unit test is on Wednesday, October 7. A study guide was given out yesterday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Please have three sources of information copied into a WORD document for your persuasive research report for Mon., Oct. 5.
September 28, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Please finish your summary on 'Resisting Hitler' on p. 12 of the Literacy 7 text for homework tonight.

Novel project is now due on Oct. 13.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish your summary on 'Resisting Hitler' on p. 12 of the Literacy 7 text for homework tonight.

Novel project is now due on Oct. 13.
September 23, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Fridays
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Look up information on the issue about which you wish to write to Mr. Harper.

Independent Novel projects are due on Oct. 6. Write five interview questions and answers for one of your book's characters. This report will be delivered orally.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Independent Novel projects are due on Oct. 16. Book Talk sheets were given out on Sept. 17.
September 22, 2015
September 17, 2015
September 11, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Please bring novels on Monday, so you can start your first independent novel study. Novel assignments will be given out next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Please bring novels on Monday, so you can start your first independent novel study. Novel assignments will be given out next week.
September 10, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please bring a novel of your choice to class for Reading Fridays tomorrow. You will receive a copy of your novel assignment at that time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Please bring a novel of your choice to class for Reading Fridays tomorrow. You will receive a copy of your novel assignment at that time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Please bring a novel of your choice to class for Reading Fridays tomorrow. You will receive a copy of your novel assignment at that time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Please bring a novel of your choice to class for Monday. You will receive a copy of your novel assignment at that time.
May 29, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
You need a new access code to find the exam materials on our class website.

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Reminder: The Demand Writing portion of the exam will take place in the first two periods on Tuesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Please go to schoology to access a study guide and list of terms for the exam.
May 27, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
The demand writing portion of the exam is on June 2 during periods 1 & 2. You may bring a thesaurus and dictionary into the exam.

An exam guide and list of terms to study may be found on Schoology.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
An exam guide and list of terms may be done on Schoology.
May 19, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
The introduction for the movie 'Rear Window' is due tomorrow.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Book Reviews for your independent novel study are due tomorrow. This work was assigned four weeks ago, so it should be submitted on time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Book Reviews for your independent novel study are due tomorrow. This work was assigned four weeks ago, so it should be submitted on time.
May 8, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Book Circles started today. Please have the prologue and chapters 1-6 of INVENTING ELLIOT read by Friday, May 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Novel projects are due on May 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Novel projects are due on May 19.
April 17, 2015
April 14, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring a novel to read for your next Independent Novel Study. We start on this Friday, April 17.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring a novel to read for your next Independent Novel Study. We start on this Friday, April 17.
March 13, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please complete practice essay questions one and two on the novel Who is Frances Rain? for Tuesday, March 17.

1. What is the main conflict in the novel and how is it resolved?

2. How does Lizzie change throughout the novel?

The test for Who is Frances Rain? is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please complete practice essay questions one and two on the novel Who is Frances Rain? for Tuesday, March 17.

1. What is the main conflict in the novel and how is it resolved?

2. How does Lizzie change throughout the novel?

Test for Who is Frances Rain? is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Test on Romeo and Juliet scheduled for Tuesday, March 24. Review will begin on Wednesday, March 18.
March 10, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? Test is on March 18. Please complete the practice question on conflict for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? Test is on March 24. Please complete the introduction and first body paragraph of the practice question on conflict for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
The test on THE OUTSIDERS is March 13. Please finish the question on gallantry for homework.
March 9, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Test on WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? on Wednesday, March 18. Preparation work is ongoing in class.
March 3, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish reading chapter 28 of Who is Frances Rain?

If you have missed any class time, please read the chapters that you have missed on your own time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please complete the quotation worksheet for the novel study The Outsiders.

It will be collected during class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please read chapters 20, 21, 22 and 23 of the novel Who is Frances Rain for class tomorrow.

If you have missed any class time, please read the chapters that you have missed on your own time.
March 2, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please complete quotation worksheet from chapter six of The Outsiders for class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please read pages 95 to 103 from the novel Who is Frances Rain? for class tomorrow.
February 27, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please read chapters 19, 20 and 21 from the novel Who is Frances Rain? for Monday's class.

Have a good weekend.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please read chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14 from the novel Who is Frances Rain? for Monday's class.

Have a good weekend.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please read chapters seven (7) and eight (8) from the novel The Outsiders for Monday's class.

Have a good weekend.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Please remember to email your story to me asap.This only applies to those students who have not yet sent in their copy.

email address: EdwinaMills@nlesd.ca

Have a good weekend.
February 23, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish reading chapter 13 of WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? from p. 72 and read all of chapter 14 for tomorrow.
February 19, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please read chapter four of the The Outsiders for class and come prepared to complete an activity based on the chapter.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please bring in $10 to cover the costs of the Spirit Week Activity Day as soon as possible. Also remember to pass in the signed permission form. If you have selected skating for activity day, you must come to school with a skating helmet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please read chapters five, six and seven of Who is Frances Rain. If you have missed any reading in class, please review the chapters that were covered. All students should have read chapters one through to chapter seven for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please read chapters three and four of Who is Frances Rain for tomorrow.
February 18, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish reading chapters 3 and 4 of WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? for homework tonight.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
If you did not complete the digital first draft of your short story today, please finish for homework and submit it to me by tomorrow. Please send it by e-mail to EdwinaMills@nlesd.ca
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
For Spirit Week next week, we have a day of activities - sports in the am and a hypnotist show in the pm. The cost for students is $10 which should be submitted as soon as possible. Students have a choice between bowling, skating (with a helmet) or MUN field house.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please read chapters two and three of The Outsiders for class tomorrow.
February 10, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Have storytelling notes ready for Friday, February 13.

January 30, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Independent Novel Study projects are due on Feb. 3. They were assigned on January 9.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Independent Novel Study projects are due on Feb. 3. They were assigned on January 9.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
A narrative test is scheduled for Thursday, February 5. Students were given a review sheet and list of terms on Thursday, January 29. Review classes will continue until the test date.
January 23, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Read chapters 16-22 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Monday, January 26. Don't forget to bring your treats! Please note change in date.

January 16, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 30. This will be our final week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 30. This will be our final week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 16-21 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 30. Don't forget to bring your treats!

January 22, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 11-16 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 23. Don't forget to bring your treats!


Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 23. This will be our third week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 23. This will be our third week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Read chapters 16-22 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Monday, January 26. Don't forget to bring your treats! Please note change in date.
January 16, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 11-16 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 23. Don't forget to bring your treats!







Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
There will be a test on the (narrative pattern)short story on Thursday, January 22. Review will begin this Thursday.

Read chapters 16-22 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 23. Don't forget to bring your treats!

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Narrative Pattern (Short Story) test on Monday, January 19. Review in class is complete. Students should review study guide and finish suggested study questions at home using the story 'Fear' on p. 188 of their text.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Narrative Pattern (Short Story) test on Monday, January 20. Review in class will continue on Monday. Students should review study guide and finish suggested study questions at home using the story 'Fear' on p. 188 of their text.
January 13, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 6-10 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 16. Don't forget to bring your treats!




Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
There will be a test on the (narrative pattern)short story on Thursday, January 22. Review will begin this Thursday.

Read chapters 8-15 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 16. Don't forget to bring your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Narrative Pattern (Short Story) test on Monday, January 19. Review in class will start tomorrow. Students will receive a study guide and terms list.

Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 16. This will be our second week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Narrative Pattern (Short Story) test on Tuesday, January 20. Review in class will start this Thursday. Students will receive a study guide and terms list.


Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 16. This will be our second week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
January 12, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 6-10 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 16. Don't forget to bring your treats!


Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Read chapters 8-15 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 16. Don't forget to bring your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 16. This will be our second week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in your novel to read on Friday, January 16. This will be our second week of reading. A copy of the independent novel study assignment was passed out on January 9 and is due on February 3.
January 9, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 6-10 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 16. Don't forget to bring your treats!

Those who forgot their work this Friday must submit it on Monday, January 12.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Read chapters 8-15 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 16. Don't forget to bring your treats!
January 7, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 1-5 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 9. Don't forget to bring your treats!
Language Arts
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Read chapters 1-7 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 9. Don't forget to bring your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in a novel to read on Friday, January 9. I will provide a copy of the independent novel study assignment on that day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Reading Fridays are back!! Please bring in a novel to read on Friday, January 9. I will provide a copy of the independent novel study assignment on that day.
January 6, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 1-5 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 9. Don't forget to bring your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Read chapters 1-7 of BIFOCAL and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 9. Don't forget to bring your treats!
January 5, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read chapters 1-5 of THE HEAVEN SHOP and prepare the assigned booklet for our Book Club meeting on Friday, January 9. Don't forget to bring your treats!
December 1, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish the introduction and first BODY paragraph of Declan's character sketch tonight.

Study your notes on the novel. The test is December 10.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please complete the character sketch chart on Declan for tomorrow.

Study your notes on the novel. The test is December 10.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Review notes and practice an essay answer to prepare for the test tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Review notes and essays for the AFTER THE WAR test on December 3.
November 28, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please prepare an answer for one of the following questions on CATCH ME ONCE....

Due: Monday, Dec. 1 Test is Dec.2

Sample Essay Questions
Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice

1. Describe Ev's relationship with her grandmother. Pay particular attention to how it progresses throughout the novel from the beginning to the end.
2. Choose TWO characters from the novel and show how they face their fears. Give examples for each character from the beginning, middle and ending of the novel.
3. Ev experiences considerable conflict in the novel. Identify an example of each type of conflict (internal, interpersonal and external) involving Ev's character. What does each type of conflict reveal about Ev's character? Refer to examples from the novel to support your response.
4. How does the setting of the novel help to intensify the suspense and mood of the plot?
5. As the novel opens, Ev appears to be an immature character. By the end of the novel she is more mature, thinking of others and reaching out to others for help. Show how her maturity develops from the beginning to the ending of the novel.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Continue to review notes on AFTER THE WAR and write the remaining essay if necessary.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The test on the TORN AWAY will take place on Dec. 9. Notes on the novel have been given and were discussed this week. Students will practice responding to various essays next week in preparation for the test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
The test on the TORN AWAY will take place on Dec. 9. Notes on the novel have been given and were discussed this week. Students will practice responding to various essays next week in preparation for the test.
November 27, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Please finish writing the essay on theme for AFTER THE WAR test preparation. Due: tomorrow
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please finish the charts on character development and theme for the novel CATCH ME ONCE... by tomorrow. These were assigned before your trip.
November 25, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
CATCH ME ONCE...test on Dec. 2

Complete the charts on character development and theme that were distributed in class today. Due: Friday
November 21, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Read to the end of Catch Me Once... by Tuesday, November 25.
November 18, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please finish reading chapter 8 of CATCH ME ONCE... tonight.
November 14, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please finish your 'Dear Dad' letter and read chapters 4 and 5 of CATCH ME ONCE, CATCH ME TWICE for Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Please finish your journal entries and read pp. 45-68 of AFTER THE WAR for Monday.
October 27, 2014
October 23, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Rough drafts of your persuasive speeches must be submitted to my e-mail by Sunday night at the latest.
EdwinaMills@nlesd.ca
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please finish your main idea essay on the article on p.25 of your text for Monday.

Test is on October 29. Study guides were distributed today. Test preparation will continue on Monday.

October 20, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please complete the following question on the Iqbal article.

Make a connection to the article 'Child Slavery Protester Murdered'(p. 30). Identify it as a text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-world connection. Tell how making the connection helped you to visualize, predict, or evaluate/analyze the text. Due tomorrow.
October 16, 2014
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Pictures were given out on Wednesday, October 15. Orders and money are due Oct. 20.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please finish the main idea question on the Iqbal article for tomorrow.

Essay test - October 29. Details to follow. We are currently practicing answering constructed responses in class.
October 15, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Independent Novel Study project is due TOMORROW.

Please see below for details:
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2014

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene or incident that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this section in your own words to the rest of your class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced). Be sure to tell how this scene fits into the novel.

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene or incident to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This visual should be on 8.5” x 11” paper and it should be coloured,

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Independent Novel Study project is due TOMORROW.

Please see below for details:
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2014

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene or incident that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this section in your own words to the rest of your class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced). Be sure to tell how this scene fits into the novel.

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene or incident to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This visual should be on 8.5” x 11” paper and it should be coloured,

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Pictures were given today. Orders and money are due Oct. 20.

Tomorrow is Support the Breakfast Program day. Please bring a loonie.
October 3, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Novel projects due date is now Oct. 16.

Step-Up unit test in English is on Oct. 8. Study guide were distributed yesterday. Please see below.

Step Up Unit Test Review – October 2014

For the test, you will be asked to read an unseen article and answer two types of questions: selected response and constructed response.

Selected response questions are known as multiple choice questions in other subjects. Your job is to choose the best response. Other answers may seem right, but you must decide which is best.

Constructed response questions are long-answer questions. You need to follow the outline given by your teacher to answer these questions.

Study the following pages in your Literacy 7 text:
• p. 2 “ Making Connections”
• pp. 36-37 “Recognizing Purpose and Audience”
• p. 42 “Sequence” - Pay particular attention to the words in italics near the bottom of the page. We call these transition words.

You need to know how to do the following:
• How to find the meaning of a word in context
• How to summarize a text in your own words
• How to explain a connection you made with a text
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Novel projects due date is now Oct. 16.

Step-Up unit test in English is on Oct. 8. Study guide were distributed yesterday. Please see below.

Step Up Unit Test Review – October 2014

For the test, you will be asked to read an unseen article and answer two types of questions: selected response and constructed response.

Selected response questions are known as multiple choice questions in other subjects. Your job is to choose the best response. Other answers may seem right, but you must decide which is best.

Constructed response questions are long-answer questions. You need to follow the outline given by your teacher to answer these questions.

Study the following pages in your Literacy 7 text:
• p. 2 “ Making Connections”
• pp. 36-37 “Recognizing Purpose and Audience”
• p. 42 “Sequence” - Pay particular attention to the words in italics near the bottom of the page. We call these transition words.

You need to know how to do the following:
• How to find the meaning of a word in context
• How to summarize a text in your own words
• How to explain a connection you made with a text
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Novel projects are due Monday! Please be prepared to complete your oral presentations on that day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Novel projects are due Monday! Please be prepared to complete your oral presentations on that day.
October 2, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Friday is tomorrow. Don't forget your book!

Independent Novel Study project is due Oct. 7. Please take note of change in due date.


A test on the STEP UP unit is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8. Students received study guides today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Reading Friday is tomorrow. Don't forget your book!

Independent Novel Study project is due Oct. 7. Please take note of change in due date.

A test on the STEP UP unit is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8. Students received study guides today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Reading Friday is tomorrow. CANCELLED DUE TO STUDENT COUNCIL SPEECHES IN THE GYM!

Independent Novel Study project is due Oct. 6.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Essay test is tomorrow. In-class review continued today.

Independent Novel Study project is due Oct. 6.
September 25, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Tomorrow is the last Reading Friday before your Novel Project is due on Oct. 9
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Tomorrow is the last Reading Friday before your Novel Project is due on Oct. 9
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Tomorrow is the last Reading Friday before your Novel Project is due on Oct. 6.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Please have the following question completed by tomorrow.

Make two connections with the essay 'Guy Things' on p. 204 of your text. Tell how making the connections helped you to understand the text better. (Did they help you visualize, predict or judge/evaluate?)

Follow the outline below:

Grade 9 OUTLINE: Constructed response.

Divide your ideas into three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion.

Introduction:
„« Topic sentence
„« Use TAG ¡V title, author, genre
Example: In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare,...
„« Thesis
„« **Remember the three T¡¦s



Body:

„« Give two examples from text to prove that your thesis is correct
„« It¡¦s not enough to give a quote or explain a part of the text in your own words. You must explain how your example proves your answer. Show your thoughts!
„« The pattern is example explain, example explain, etc.
„« Use transition words such as in addition to, next, later, another example¡K

Conclusion:
„« Restate your answer in a different way OR
„« Give an opinion OR
„« Make a connection

NOTE: Whichever option you choose must flow with the rest of your answer. Stay on topic!


Novel Project due October 6.
September 19, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Novel Projects are due on October 9. Hard copies of the assignments were given out on Friday, Sept. 12.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Novel Projects are due on October 9. Hard copies of the assignments were given out on Friday, Sept. 12.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Novel Projects are due on October 6. Hard copies of the assignments were given out on Friday, Sept. 12.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Novel Projects are due on October 6. Hard copies of the assignments were given out on Friday, Sept. 5.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Terry Fox Run for Cancer contribution forms were distributed to students today. Students are asked to contact family and friends for support in this worthy cause. Our walk is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 24.
September 17, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please finish the rough draft of your letter tonight. We will be in the lab tomorrow.
September 15, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Novel Projects are due on October 9. Hard copies of the assignments were given out on Friday.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Novel Projects are due on October 9. Hard copies of the assignments were given out on Friday.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Please bring in research for your letter to the prime minister. Due tomorrow.

Novel Projects are due on October 6. Hard copies of the assignments were given out on Friday.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Novel Projects are due on October 6. Hard copies of the assignments were given out two weeks ago.

Please bring in an exercise book for a journal.
September 11, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(221)
Bring in novels for 'Reading Fridays' tomorrow. Novel projects are due on October 6.

Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Bring in novels for 'Reading Fridays' tomorrow. Novel projects are due on October 9.

Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Bring in novels for 'Reading Fridays' tomorrow. Novel projects are due on October 9.

Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
1)Bring in novels for 'Reading Fridays' tomorrow. Novel projects are due on October 6.

2) Research a social justice topic (such as poverty, equality, health care, environment, cultural preservation, etc.) which you will discuss in your letter to the prime minister. Bring in some of the information, either printed or written down. Due: Monday. Sept. 15.

3)Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.
September 9, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 9. Please see below for details:
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2014

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene or incident that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this section in your own words to the rest of your class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced). Be sure to tell how this scene fits into the novel.

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene or incident to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This visual should be on 8.5” x 11” paper and it should be coloured,

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 9. Please see below for details:
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2014

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene or incident that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this section in your own words to the rest of your class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced). Be sure to tell how this scene fits into the novel.

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene or incident to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This visual should be on 8.5” x 11” paper and it should be coloured,

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 6. Please see below for details:

Interview


You have been given the opportunity to interview the main character of the novel which you have read. Complete the following:
• Prepare Five questions that you would ask this character
• Answer these questions
• Assume the role of this character
• Have a classmate interview you in class.

Note:
• These questions and responses should reflect the content of the novel and the personality of your character.
• You will receive two grades: one for content, determined by what you say: and one for your oral delivery.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 6. A copy of the assignment was given to students on Friday, September 5.
September 5, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 9. Please see below for details:
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2014

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene or incident that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this section in your own words to the rest of your class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced). Be sure to tell how this scene fits into the novel.

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene or incident to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This visual should be on 8.5” x 11” paper and it should be coloured,

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 9. Please see below for details:
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2014

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene or incident that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this section in your own words to the rest of your class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced). Be sure to tell how this scene fits into the novel.

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene or incident to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This visual should be on 8.5” x 11” paper and it should be coloured,

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 6. Please see below for details:

Interview


You have been given the opportunity to interview the main character of the novel which you have read. Complete the following:
• Prepare Five questions that you would ask this character
• Answer these questions
• Assume the role of this character
• Have a classmate interview you in class.

Note:
• These questions and responses should reflect the content of the novel and the personality of your character.
• You will receive two grades: one for content, determined by what you say: and one for your oral delivery.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please bring in an exercise book for journal writing.

Independent Novel Study project is due October 6. A copy of the assignment was given to students today.
June 6, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. Students may bring a dictionary or thesaurus to use throughout this part of the exam.
All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet was distributed to students June 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. Students may bring a dictionary or thesaurus to use throughout this part of the exam.
All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet was distributed to students June 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. Students may bring a dictionary or thesaurus to use throughout this part of the exam.
All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet was distributed to students June 4.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
The booklet on the novel FLIPPED must be submitted on Tuesday, June 10.
June 5, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. Students may bring a dictionary or thesaurus to use throughout this part of the exam.
All students must be in attendance on that day.
A list of terms and an exam review sheet was distributed to students June 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. Students may bring a dictionary or thesaurus to use throughout this part of the exam.
All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet was distributed to students Wednesday, June 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. Students may bring a dictionary or thesaurus to use throughout this part of the exam.
All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet was distributed to students June 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
The booklet on the novel FLIPPED must be submitted on Tuesday, June 10.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet was distributed to students June 4.
June 2, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet will be distributed to students tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet will be distributed to students tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
The first part of the English exam will be written on Monday, June 9. It is the Demand Writing portion of the exam and is worth 50%. All students must be in attendance on that day.

A list of terms and an exam review sheet will be distributed to students tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
A list of terms and an exam review sheet will be distributed to students tomorrow.
May 16, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Independent Novel Study:

Write a review of your novel using the following outline as your guide:
Introduction: TAG (title, author, genre), brief summary of text, opinion
of text.

Body: Tell, specifically, what you liked and/or didn’t like about the
book.

Conclusion: Recommend the book to a particular group (Ex: boys or
girls who enjoy team sports, people who enjoy mysteries
and solving problems, those who enjoy imagining the
future).

Work may be typed or written by hand.
Due: May 27 __________________
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Independent Novel Study:

Write a review of your novel using the following outline as your guide:
Introduction: TAG (title, author, genre), brief summary of text, opinion
of text.

Body: Tell, specifically, what you liked and/or didn’t like about the
book.

Conclusion: Recommend the book to a particular group (Ex: boys or
girls who enjoy team sports, people who enjoy mysteries
and solving problems, those who enjoy imagining the
future).

Work may be typed or written by hand.
Due: May 27 __________________
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
1) Speeches begin on Wednesday, May 21. Please practice.

2)Directions were distributed for the independent novel study today. It is a bookmark assignment. Create a bookmark with an eye-catching design on the front which captures the essence of the novel and words or phrases on the back to convince others to read the book.

Due: Tues., June 3
May 15, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Reading Friday is tomorrow! Please bring in your novel.


Independent Novel Study:

Write a review of your novel using the following outline as your guide:
Introduction: TAG (title, author, genre), brief summary of text, opinion
of text.

Body: Tell, specifically, what you liked and/or didn’t like about the
book.

Conclusion: Recommend the book to a particular group (Ex: boys or
girls who enjoy team sports, people who enjoy mysteries
and solving problems, those who enjoy imagining the
future).

Work may be typed or written by hand.
Due: May 27 __________________
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Reading Friday is tomorrow! Please bring in your novel.

Independent Novel Study:

Write a review of your novel using the following outline as your guide:
Introduction: TAG (title, author, genre), brief summary of text, opinion
of text.

Body: Tell, specifically, what you liked and/or didn’t like about the
book.

Conclusion: Recommend the book to a particular group (Ex: boys or
girls who enjoy team sports, people who enjoy mysteries
and solving problems, those who enjoy imagining the
future).

Work may be typed or written by hand.
Due: May 27 __________________
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Reading Friday is tomorrow! Please bring in your novel.
May 9, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Independent Novel Study:

Write a review of your novel using the following outline as your guide:
Introduction: TAG (title, author, genre), brief summary of text, opinion
of text.

Body: Tell, specifically, what you liked and/or didn’t like about the
book.

Conclusion: Recommend the book to a particular group (Ex: boys or
girls who enjoy team sports, people who enjoy mysteries
and solving problems, those who enjoy imagining the
future).

Work may be typed or written by hand.
Due: May 27 __________________
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Independent Novel Study:

Write a review of your novel using the following outline as your guide:
Introduction: TAG (title, author, genre), brief summary of text, opinion
of text.

Body: Tell, specifically, what you liked and/or didn’t like about the
book.

Conclusion: Recommend the book to a particular group (Ex: boys or
girls who enjoy team sports, people who enjoy mysteries
and solving problems, those who enjoy imagining the
future).

Work may be typed or written by hand.
Due: Tues. May 27
May 6, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Continue reviewing 'Romeo and Juliet' and preparing answers to possible questions for Friday's test. Review continues tomorrow.
May 5, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please complete the R & J character chart tonight.
Test prep continues tomorrow.
Demand Writing (test) is scheduled for Friday, May 9.
April 30, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish the rough draft of your conflict essay for WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? We'll be typing it up in the lab on Friday.

Tomorrow, we're having 'Reading Fridays' on Thursday because of our scheduled lab time on Friday. Please bring a book to read!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Please finish the rough draft of your conflict essay for WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? We'll be typing it up in the lab on Friday.

Tomorrow, we're having 'Reading Fridays' on Thursday because of our scheduled lab time on Friday.
Please bring a book to read!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Please finish the practice question on THE OUTSIDERS. Tomorrow, we'll be dealing with conflict.
April 29, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Start work on practice test question for THE OUTSIDERS. We will continue in class tomorrow. The test is scheduled for Friday, May 2.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please have a novel to read for independent study on Thursday.

We will continue to work on the conflict essay process piece on WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Please have a novel to read for independent study on Thursday.

We will continue to work on the conflict essay process piece on WHO IS FRANCES RAIN? tomorrow.
March 31, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Edited drafts of short stories must be ready by April 2. You will complete and print your final draft in the lab on that day.
March 27, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Edited drafts of short stories must be ready by April 2. You will complete and print your final draft in the lab on that day.
March 25, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Those who did not have their work completed for Book Circles today must submit the work tomorrow.

Please have a hard copy of your short story ready for class tomorrow. We will be exchanging papers, making comments, and offering suggestions for improvement.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Biography essays must be e-mailed to me by tomorrow at edwinamills@esdnl.ca
March 20, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Finish the #2 question listed below as practice for your test. You may choose any story from your text.

Read the story and answer the questions below, using the template below as your guide.

Template:
Introduction – TAG – title, author, genre
Answer the question briefly. Use part of the question in your answer.

Body - Example + Explanation
Provide these twice. Your explanation is to show how your example supports your answer.

Conclusion – Restate your answer OR Give an opinion OR Make a
connection

Questions:

1. What is the main conflict in this story? In your discussion, include the following:
• Who is involved?
• The type of conflict.
• Two examples from text showing the conflict
• The resolution.

2. What is the setting of this story? How is it effective?


3. What is the theme of this story? Give two examples from text to illustrate the theme.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Students need to work on a question of conflict in the play 'The Monkey's Paw' tonight. There was ample time provided during school time for this. I will provide feedback to individuals in class Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Submit your rough drafts of your biography to me in digital copy(e-mail)by Wednesday, March 27. Make sure to include your bibliography.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles - final meeting on Tuesday, March 26. Please have completed worksheets and treats ready for that day.

Rough drafts of your short story are due in hard copy for class on March 27.
March 19, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
The short story test is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26. A study guide and definitions were given out today.

Short Story Terms List – Grade 7
The main elements of a short story are:
plot, conflict, setting, theme, character, and point of view.

Plot – the events that occur in a story

Conflict – a struggle between opposing forces. There are three types of conflict:
1. Internal conflict – character vs. self
2. Interpersonal conflict – character vs. character
3. External conflict – character vs. an outside force such as nature or society

Setting – the time, place and circumstance in which a story takes place. Circumstances are the conditions that exist as the story opens.

Theme – the main idea that the author is trying to communicate to the reader

Character – a person involved in the action of a story

Point of View - Narrator – is the person who is telling the story.
1. First Person Point of View – occurs when the main character tells his/her own story. The narrator is “I”, one of the characters in the story.

2. Third Person Omniscient Point of View – when the author is outside of the story and presents the thoughts of all characters. The narrator is all knowing and describes the thoughts and feeling of all the characters but is not a character in the story.

3. Third Person Limited – occurs when the author tells the story from the viewpoint of just one character. The narrator tells the story as “he” or “she”.


Know how to label a story line. See p. 94 of your text.


Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The short story test is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26. A study guide and definitions were given out today.

Students need to work on a question of conflict in the play 'The Monkey's Paw' tonight. There was ample time provided during school time for this. I will provide feedback to individuals in class tomorrow.

Short Story Terms List – Grade 7
The main elements of a short story are:
plot, conflict, setting, theme, character, and point of view.

Plot – the events that occur in a story

Conflict – a struggle between opposing forces. There are three types of conflict:
1. Internal conflict – character vs. self
2. Interpersonal conflict – character vs. character
3. External conflict – character vs. an outside force such as nature or society

Setting – the time, place and circumstance in which a story takes place. Circumstances are the conditions that exist as the story opens.

Theme – the main idea that the author is trying to communicate to the reader

Character – a person involved in the action of a story

Point of View - Narrator – is the person who is telling the story.
1. First Person Point of View – occurs when the main character tells his/her own story. The narrator is “I”, one of the characters in the story.

2. Third Person Omniscient Point of View – when the author is outside of the story and presents the thoughts of all characters. The narrator is all knowing and describes the thoughts and feeling of all the characters but is not a character in the story.

3. Third Person Limited – occurs when the author tells the story from the viewpoint of just one character. The narrator tells the story as “he” or “she”.


Know how to label a story line. See p. 94 of your text.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles - final meeting on Tuesday, March 26. Please have completed worksheets and treats ready for that day.

Rough drafts of your short story are due in hard copy for class on March 27.
March 18, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We will be in the lab tomorrow working on our short stories.

Book Circles have been postponed till Tuesday, March 25.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Short Story test on Tuesday, March 25. We are preparing in class. Study guides will be distributed tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Short Story test on Tuesday, March 25. We are preparing in class. Study guides will be distributed tomorrow.
March 7, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
The test on the Fears and Phobias unit has been postponed until Tuesday, March 25. The focus is on the narrative.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The test on the Fears and Phobias unit has been postponed until Tuesday, March 25. The focus is on the narrative.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles will meet on Thursday, March 14. Please have your worksheets and treats ready.
March 3, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Chasing a Dream unit test on Thursday, March 4. Choose any article from the unit and practice these questions:

1.What is the author’s bias or point of view? Support your response with at least two pieces of evidence from the media text.

2.Summarize the article.

3.How does the text fit the theme of the “Chasing a Dream” unit? Explain your response with reference to the text.

4.What is the theme expressed in this text? Support with two references to text.

5.Do you agree with the author’s main message? Give reasons and/or personal examples to support your response.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles on Tuesday. Do not forget to bring completed worksheets and treats!
February 28, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Chasing a Dream unit test on Thursday, March 4. Choose any article from the unit and practice these questions:

1.What is the author’s bias or point of view? Support your response with at least two pieces of evidence from the media text.

2.Summarize the article.

3.How does the text fit the theme of the “Chasing a Dream” unit? Explain your response with reference to the text.

4.What is the theme expressed in this text? Support with two references to text.

5.Do you agree with the author’s main message? Give reasons and/or personal examples to support your response.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles on Tuesday. Do not forget to bring completed worksheets and treats!
February 27, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
There will be a test on the CHASING A DREAM unit on Tuesday, March 4. Please study from the review sheet that was distributed today.
February 25, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles will resume on Tuesday, March 4 instead of tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
There will be a test on March 4 of the units NO LIMITS and CHASING A DREAM. Notes to follow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
There will be a test on the FEARS AND PHOBIAS unit March 19. More details to follow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
There will be a test on the FEARS AND PHOBIAS unit March 19. More details to follow.
February 18, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Comic Strip projects are due tomorrow, February 19. Please scroll back on the homework page to view details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Comic Strip projects are due tomorrow, February 19. Please scroll back on the homework page to view details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
There will be a re-test on apostrophes tomorrow. Please see notes below:

1)The apostrophe quiz that was missed on Thursday due to stormy weather has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 11. Here are the notes:

Apostrophe Rules
1. Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.
Examples:
don't, isn't
You're right.
She's a great teacher.
2. Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
Examples:
one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house
NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.
Examples:
Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Texas's weather

3. To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe.
Examples:
two boys' hats two women's hats
two actresses' hats
two children's hats
the Changs' house
the Joneses' golf clubs
the Strauses' daughter
the Sanchezes' artwork
the Hastingses' appointment
the Leeses' books
4. Use the apostrophe and s after the second name only if two people possess the same item.
Examples:
Cesar and Maribel's home is constructed of redwood.
Cesar's and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates separate ownership.
Cesar and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates joint ownership of more than one contract.
5. Never use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe.
Correct:
This book is hers, not yours.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Short Story test on Friday, February 21. Students need to review notes from today and read selections from Sightlines or their Literacy 9 text.
February 12, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Please continue to read your chosen novel at home. The comic strip project is due a week from today. Please see details below:

Comic Strip

Present the main events of your novel in a comic strip using at least six frames. Your illustrations, color, and text should be consistent with the plot of your novel.


Features of Comics
• tell a story
• may have humour
• frames may vary in size and shape
• frames usually read left to right
• text is in captions and/or speech bubbles
• frames may have an image but sometimes no text
• boldface, capital letters, and different font sizes are used

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please continue to read your chosen novel at home. The comic strip project is due a week from today. Please see details below:

Comic Strip

Present the main events of your novel in a comic strip using at least six frames. Your illustrations, color, and text should be consistent with the plot of your novel.


Features of Comics
• tell a story
• may have humour
• frames may vary in size and shape
• frames usually read left to right
• text is in captions and/or speech bubbles
• frames may have an image but sometimes no text
• boldface, capital letters, and different font sizes are used
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Book Circles are tomorrow! Please have worksheets completed and don't forget your snacks.

Please have the introduction and the first body paragraph of your biography completed for class on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circle groups will meet for the first time Friday. Please have worksheets completed and don't forget your snacks.
February 10, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
1)The apostrophe quiz that was missed on Thursday due to stormy weather has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 11. Here are the notes:

Apostrophe Rules
1. Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.
Examples:
don't, isn't
You're right.
She's a great teacher.
2. Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
Examples:
one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house
NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.
Examples:
Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Texas's weather

3. To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe.
Examples:
two boys' hats two women's hats
two actresses' hats
two children's hats
the Changs' house
the Joneses' golf clubs
the Strauses' daughter
the Sanchezes' artwork
the Hastingses' appointment
the Leeses' books
4. Use the apostrophe and s after the second name only if two people possess the same item.
Examples:
Cesar and Maribel's home is constructed of redwood.
Cesar's and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates separate ownership.
Cesar and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates joint ownership of more than one contract.
5. Never use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe.
Correct:
This book is hers, not yours.

2) Continue to research the person on whom you have decided to prepare a biography. Paste the research and the URL's for sites used into a Word document and e-mail it to yourself so you can access it at school.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
1) Continue writing jot notes for the narrative you are writing.

2) Have Book Circles sheets completed for Friday's meeting. Don't forget your treats!
February 7, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We will be going to the computer lab on Monday to start writing our short stories. Please have your notes ready to refer to on schoology.com.

Book Circles sheets must be completed for your first meeting on Friday, February 14. Don't forget to bring your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
The apostrophe quiz that was missed on Thursday due to stormy weather has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 11. Here are the notes:

Apostrophe Rules
1. Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.
Examples:
don't, isn't
You're right.
She's a great teacher.
2. Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
Examples:
one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house
NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.
Examples:
Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Texas's weather

3. To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe.
Examples:
two boys' hats two women's hats
two actresses' hats
two children's hats
the Changs' house
the Joneses' golf clubs
the Strauses' daughter
the Sanchezes' artwork
the Hastingses' appointment
the Leeses' books
4. Use the apostrophe and s after the second name only if two people possess the same item.
Examples:
Cesar and Maribel's home is constructed of redwood.
Cesar's and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates separate ownership.
Cesar and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates joint ownership of more than one contract.
5. Never use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe.
Correct:
This book is hers, not yours.


***Continue to prepare Book Circles sheets for class on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
1) Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.

2) We are going to the computer lab on Monday to add more descriptive details to our TURNING POINTS essays.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
1) Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.

2) We are going to the computer lab on Monday to add more descriptive details to our TURNING POINTS essays.
February 4, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Go to schoology.com and post a comment in the first three discussions if you did not complete that work in class today.

Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Go to schoology.com and post a comment in the first three discussions if you did not complete that work in class today.


Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Apostrophe quiz on Thursday.

Apostrophe Rules
1. Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.
Examples:
don't, isn't
You're right.
She's a great teacher.
2. Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
Examples:
one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house
NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.
Examples:
Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Texas's weather

3. To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe.
Examples:
two boys' hats two women's hats
two actresses' hats
two children's hats
the Changs' house
the Joneses' golf clubs
the Strauses' daughter
the Sanchezes' artwork
the Hastingses' appointment
the Leeses' books
4. Use the apostrophe and s after the second name only if two people possess the same item.
Examples:
Cesar and Maribel's home is constructed of redwood.
Cesar's and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates separate ownership.
Cesar and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates joint ownership of more than one contract.
5. Never use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe.
Correct:
This book is hers, not yours.
Complete your Book Circles sheet for Friday. Don't forget your treats!

January 31, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Complete your Book Circles sheet for Thursday. Don't forget your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Go to schoology.com and write the jot notes for your original short story.

The final draft of your REAR WINDOW movie review is due Tuesday, February 4.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Pink t-shirts (for Pink Shirt Day in February) are available for sale until Monday. Cost: $6
January 29, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Complete your jot notes on the story you will be telling for your TURNING POINTS essay. Tell the who, what, where, when and why of your story.

Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Complete your jot notes on the story you will be telling for your TURNING POINTS essay. Tell the who, what, where, when and why of your story.

Continue reading your chosen novel for your independent novel study. The comic strip assignment is due Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Finish questions on the article 'Adrenalin' p. 186 of text.


1.What is the main message of this selection? What key points support that message?

2.Read the Running on Empty section again. What analogy is the author using? Is it effective? Why or why not?

3.Has the editor of this article chosen images, colours, and font styles that are appropriate for the content and tone of the text? Support your answer.

Complete your Book Circles sheet for Friday. Don't forget your treats!
January 27, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
The next independent novel study project, a comic strip on the book the student has read, must be submitted on Feb. 19.

***Torn Away tests were given back and reviewed today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The next independent novel study project, a comic strip on the book the student has read, must be submitted on Feb. 19.

***Torn Away tests were given back and reviewed today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Continue working on Book Circle sheets for Friday, January 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Several students have not submitted the rough draft of their movie reviews. They must do so by day's end at
edwinamills@esdnl.ca
January 24, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
If you did not complete all the work on schoology.com, please complete that tonight. The jobs are: -create an avatar, -update your bio, interests and learning style,- answer the discussion question on BULLYING by Patricia Polacco.

The next independent novel study project was given out today. A comic strip on the book must be submitted on Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
If you did not complete all the work on schoology.com, please complete that tonight. The jobs are: -create an avatar, -update your bio, interests and learning style,- answer the discussion question on BULLYING by Patricia Polacco.

The next independent novel study project was given out today. A comic strip on the book must be submitted on Feb. 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Prepare Book Circle sheets for next Friday, Jan. 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
If you did not submit the rough draft of your 'Rear Window' review, you must do so electronically. Please send work to me at:
edwinamills@esdnl.ca
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Bring $6 to order pink shirts for Pink Shirt Day in February.
January 23, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
If you did not complete all the work on schoology.com, please complete that tonight. The jobs are: -create an avatar, -update your bio, interests and learning style,- answer the discussion question on BULLYING by Patricia Polacco.

Remember to bring a book for Reading Fridays!!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
If you did not complete all the work on schoology.com, please complete that tonight. The jobs are: -create an avatar, -update your bio, interests and learning style,- answer the discussion question on BULLYING by Patricia Polacco.

Remember to bring a book for Reading Fridays!!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Go to schoology.com and complete the assignment on the topic 'Does Your Room Scream Your Name?'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Tomorrow is the last day to complete the movie review in rough draft in the lab. Please do background research or review parts of the movie on Youtube in order to be prepared for tomorrow.
January 21, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Please finish the summary of the article 'Embracing the Unknown' on p. 179 of the text. Also answer the question: What is the message of this article? Do you agree with it?
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please write the introduction and first two body paragraphs of your movie review. If you did not see all the film, please view it on Youtube tonight.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/HC-E7naHRDnYU
January 17, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Review notes (given today) on the novel TORN AWAY in preparation for the test on Tuesday. Complete the first two paragraphs for the question on conflict that was given out today. Please see the outline below:

Intro:
„« TAG (title, author, genre)
„« Brief summary of the story
„« Answer the question (What is the main conflict and what type of conflict is it?)

Body:
„« Give and explain three examples showing the conflict from the beginning, middle, and end of the novel.

Conclusion:
„« Tell how the conflict was resolved.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Review notes (given today) on the novel TORN AWAY in preparation for the test on Tuesday. Complete the first two paragraphs for the question on conflict that was given out today. Please see the outline below:

Intro:
„« TAG (title, author, genre)
„« Brief summary of the story
„« Answer the question (What is the main conflict and what type of conflict is it?)

Body:
„« Give and explain three examples showing the conflict from the beginning, middle, and end of the novel.

Conclusion:
„« Tell how the conflict was resolved.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
No homework. We had Reading Fridays today.
January 15, 2014
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
There will be a test on the novel TORN AWAY on Tuesday, January 21. All review is currently being completed in class. We worked on a character sketch in class today.

Character Sketch Outline:
Introduction:
„« TAG (title, author, genre)
„« Summary of story (one line)
„« Describe character¡¦s appearance
„« Write his background/history
„« List three character traits

Body:
„« Discuss trait #1 with an example from text
„« Explain how the example supports your trait
„« Repeat (example + explanation) for trait #2 and #3

Conclusion:
„« Tell how the character has changed and what his future might be

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
There will be a test on the novel TORN AWAY on Tuesday, January 21. All review is currently being completed in class. We worked on a character sketch of Declan today. Please see the outline below. Students need to have the first two paragraphs completed for tomorrow.

Character Sketch Outline:
Introduction:
„« TAG (title, author, genre)
„« Summary of story (one line)
„« Describe character¡¦s appearance
„« Write his background/history
„« List three character traits

Body:
„« Discuss trait #1 with an example from text
„« Explain how the example supports your trait
„« Repeat (example + explanation) for trait #2 and #3

Conclusion:
„« Tell how the character has changed and what his future might be

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
We finished the rough drafts of our feature news articles in the lab today.

Bring a novel to read for Reading Fridays.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We are continuing our movie review process piece in class for the next several days.
December 16, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Please finish one of the sample constructed-response questions on CATCH ME ONCE...for homework. This is preparation for the test.
December 11, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Please read chapters 15-17 in CATCH ME ONCE, CATCH ME TWICE for tomorrow.

Test: Tuesday, December 17
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Test on the novel BIFOCAL is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18.
December 9, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Novel Test on Wed., Dec. 18.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Novel test on Tuesday, December 17.
December 3, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please finish reading chapters 15-22 of BIFOCAL. You will need to submit one connection OR one highlighted passage (with reason for choosing) for each chapter. Due tomorrow.
November 28, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Please read to the end of chapter 4 (pp. 51-57) for tomorrow.

Scholastic Book orders due tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Please finish questions on chapters 1-3 of the novel TORN AWAY for tomorrow.

Scholastic Book orders due tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Scholastic Book orders due tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Scholastic Book orders due tomorrow.
November 27, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish answering questions 1-3 on the novel TORN AWAY for tomorrow. Students had the entire period to complete this work.

Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Please finish answering questions 1-3 on the novel TORN AWAY for tomorrow. Students had the entire period to complete this work.

Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, November 29.
November 6, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students must submit the rough drafts of their persuasive essays electronically by the end of the day on Thursday, November 7. Please send to either edwinamills@esdnl.ca or edwinamills@aol.com
October 22, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please read to the end of chapter three in BIFOCAL for Thursday, Oct. 24. Don't forget to write notes on the characters.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
There will be a test on the Global Citizens unit from the Literacy 8 text on Tues., Oct. 29. Review sheets were given out today. Review work will be ongoing in class until the test date.
October 15, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
There will be a test on the 'Step Up' unit of the Literacy 7 text on Friday, October 18. Preparation for the test has been ongoing in class and will continue through the week. A study guide was distributed to students on Friday, October 11.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
There will be a test on the 'Step Up' unit of the Literacy 7 text on Friday, October 18. Preparation for the test has been ongoing in class and will continue through the week. A study guide was distributed to students on Friday, October 11.
October 8, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students must be ready to present their book talks in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students must be ready to present their novel projects in class again tomorrow.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Students must be ready to present their novel projects in class again tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Students must be ready to present their novel projects in class tomorrow.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Money and order forms for pictures are due in by Thursday.
September 24, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Independent Novel Study project is due on October 8. Students have reading periods on Fridays but they should also be reading a little of their books each night.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Independent Novel Study project is due on October 8. Students have reading periods on Fridays but they should also be reading a little of their books each night.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Independent Novel Study project is due on October 8. Students have reading periods on Fridays but they should also be reading a little of their books each night.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Independent Novel Study project is due on October 8. Students have reading periods on Fridays but they should also be reading a little of their books each night.

Continue research at home on your topic for your research essay.
June 3, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
We will be writing the first part of the English exam (Demand Writing)on Wednesday, June 5. We are currently practicing for this in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We will be writing the first part of the English exam (Demand Writing)on Wednesday, June 5. We are currently practicing for this in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
We will be writing the first part of the English exam (Demand Writing)on Wednesday, June 5. We will be practicing for this in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
The activity booklets on FLIPPED are due tomorrow, June 4.
May 28, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
A study guide for the exam was given out last week. The first half of the exam (the demand writing portion worth 50%) will be written on the morning of June 5.

A list of literary terms and definitions will be given out tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
A study guide for the exam was given out last week. The first half of the exam (the demand writing portion worth 50%) will be written on the morning of June 5.

A list of literary terms and definitions will be given out tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
A study guide for the exam was given out last week. The first half of the exam (the demand writing portion worth 50%) will be written on the morning of June 5.
May 6, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
The TORN AWAY test is on Wednesday, May 8. Please review notes and questions from your study guide. Also, please finish the practice question we started in class today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The TORN AWAY test is on Wednesday, May 8. Please review notes and questions from your study guide. Also, please finish the practice question we started in class today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
The Provincial Assessment is tomorrow May 7. Please review all notes and Focus pages in the Nelson Literacy 9 text. Don't forget to bring a pencil, pen, eraser, thesaurus and dictionary.

Oral presentations of persuasive essays start on Wednesday, May 8.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
The OUTSIDERS test is on Wednesday, May 8. Please review notes and questions from your study guide. Also, please finish the practice question we started in class today.
May 3, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Write jot notes on one of the review questions from THE OUTSIDERS.

Test - Wednesday, May 8
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Write jot notes on one of the review questions from THE OUTSIDERS.

Test - Wednesday, May 8
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Test on TORN AWAY - Wednesday, May 8. Review notes and answers to questions from your study guide.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Test on TORN AWAY - Wednesday, May 8. Review notes and answers to questions from your study guide.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Test on TORN AWAY - Wednesday, May 8. Review notes and answers to questions from your study guide.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Test on TORN AWAY - Wednesday, May 8. Review notes and answers to questions from your study guide.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Provincial Assessment on Tuesday, May 7. Please review all items on the study guide, look at all terms and complete practice work on an informational text (Titanic) and a demand writing assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Provincial Assessment on Tuesday, May 7. Please review all items on the study guide, look at all terms and complete practice work on an informational text (Titanic) and a demand writing assignment.
April 29, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
There will be a test on the novel TORN AWAY on Tuesday, May 7. Please review answers to questions and notes on story elements in your study guide.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
There will be a test on the novel TORN AWAY on Tuesday, May 7. Please review answers to questions and notes on story elements in your study guide.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
There will be a test on THE OUTSIDERS on Wednesday, May 8. Review will be completed this week in class.

Biographies must be submitted tomorrow in the computer lab.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
R & J essays must be submitted on Wednesday, May 1.

We will be working on exam prep tomorrow in the lab for the Provincial Assessment (May 7).
April 24, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish reading THE OUTSIDERS from p. 155 for Friday, April 26.

We are going to the lab tomorrow to complete our reference lists on our biographies.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please have the rough drafts of your R & J essays completed for Friday. Your work should be written or typed and double spaced. We will proofread in partners on Friday.
April 22, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please finish the following questions on TORN AWAY, chapter 13. Numbers 1-6, 8 and 10.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Please finish the following questions on TORN AWAY, chapter 13. Numbers 1-6, 8 and 10.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish questions on chapter 7 of THE OUTSIDERS. Do all except #2.
April 16, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please continue to study for your ROMEO AND JULIET quiz tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish reading chapter 5 of THE OUTSIDERS.
April 15, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
There will be a content quiz on ROMEO AND JULIET on Wednesday. Please review the list of characters, the summary at the beginning of each scene and the questions from the review game that we played in class today.
April 11, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Please finish answering questions on chapters 1, 2, and 3 for the novel TORN AWAY. Due: Friday, April 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please finish answering questions on chapters 1, 2, and 3 for the novel TORN AWAY. Due: Friday, April 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish questions on chapter 2 of THE OUTSIDERS. Due: Friday, April 12
April 10, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish p. 1 of THE OUTSIDERS study guide for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please finish the journal for Act IV of R & J for tomorrow.
March 19, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish your journal entry on MICK HARTE for tomorrow.

The next Book Circle meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Practice scenes from your MACBETH script. Auditions start tomorrow.
March 14, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Book Circles meeting tomorrow. Please don't forget to bring your treats and worksheets.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Cake auction tomorrow! Please bring in contributions of money so our class can bid on a cake!!
March 7, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
We will have a reading period tomorrow. Please bring in your novels. You need to have finished reading your novels by Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We will have a reading period tomorrow. Please bring in your novels. You need to have finished reading your novels by Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Book Circles tomorrow. Don't forget your worksheets and treats!
March 4, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Continue studying for your test on Wednesday. Review stories from your text and use your study guide to help you review what is necessary. We will continue working on our in-class practice test tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Continue studying for your test on Wednesday. Review stories from your text and use your study guide to help you review what is necessary. We will continue working on our in-class practice test tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Tomorrow is our final meeting for Book Circles. Please remember to complete the worksheet and bring treats!
February 28, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
There will be a test on the 'Fears and Phobias' unit on March 6. Review has been ongoing in class. Today, students were given a study guide and we started a practice test in class.

Students must have their novels read for their independent novel study on March 11.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
There will be a test on the 'Fears and Phobias' unit on March 6. Review has been ongoing in class. Today, students were given a study guide and we started a practice test in class.

Students must have their novels read for their independent novel study on March 11.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
We chose novels for Book Circles today. We will start our meetings on Friday, March 8. There will be a reading period on Tuesday, March 5 in preparation for that meeting.

Tests have been corrected and the marks have been posted. The tests will be returned and reviewed on Monday, March 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Tests were returned and reviewed today. Most students need to remember to explain HOW their examples support their thesis (answer to the question).

Book Circles will meet again on Tuesday, March 5. Please prepare your worksheets and bring treats.
February 18, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please continue to research the subject of your biography assignment. Copy and paste URL addresses (from three sources) and pertinent information in a Word document. Bring in a printed copy of the document on Thurs., Feb. 21.

There will be a test on the CHASING A DREAM/NO LIMITS unit on Feb. 27.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
As you read your independent novel, think of three gifts you would give the main character. You must have your book read by March 11. (A copy of the assignment will be distributed today.)

There will be an apostrophe quiz on Tues., Feb 26.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
As you read your independent novel, think of three gifts you would give the main character. You must have your book read by March 11. (A copy of the assignment was distributed on Friday.)

There will be an apostrophe quiz on Tues., Feb 26.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Book Circles tomorrow! Please bring in worksheets and treats.
February 15, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Independent Novel /process Writing assignment
As you read your novel, take note of a major character who captures your attention and imagination.
Your job is to give the character three birthday presents. Each present you choose must be related to the type of person the character is or to a significant event that the character experiences.

Part One Process Writing – In-class assignment
Write a five paragraph essay.

Paragraph One: Brief summary of your book

Paragraph Two : An explanation of the first gift. Include the following:

• A sentence or two telling why this gift is appropriate for the character
• A brief summary of the part of the story which gave you the idea for the gift
• A comment about why you think the character will like the gift
Paragraph Three: Repeat the requirements of paragraph two for your second gift.
Paragraph Four: Repeat the requirements of paragraph two for your third gift.
Paragraph Five: Summarize your main points and make a final comment on your character and novel.

Part Two Oral presentation/Visual Representation
You need to represent the gifts with visuals or actual items. For example, you might like to give your character a car. This might be represented by a picture of a car or by a toy car. Use a combination of visuals and items to represent the gifts. Then, you must present your essay to the class along with your visuals.
When you present to the class, you will be given two evaluations:
• one for visuals
• one for oral presentation
You must have your novel read by March 11, 2013.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Independent Novel /process Writing assignment
As you read your novel, take note of a major character who captures your attention and imagination.
Your job is to give the character three birthday presents. Each present you choose must be related to the type of person the character is or to a significant event that the character experiences.

Part One Process Writing – In-class assignment
Write a five paragraph essay.

Paragraph One: Brief summary of your book

Paragraph Two : An explanation of the first gift. Include the following:

• A sentence or two telling why this gift is appropriate for the character
• A brief summary of the part of the story which gave you the idea for the gift
• A comment about why you think the character will like the gift
Paragraph Three: Repeat the requirements of paragraph two for your second gift.
Paragraph Four: Repeat the requirements of paragraph two for your third gift.
Paragraph Five: Summarize your main points and make a final comment on your character and novel.

Part Two Oral presentation/Visual Representation
You need to represent the gifts with visuals or actual items. For example, you might like to give your character a car. This might be represented by a picture of a car or by a toy car. Use a combination of visuals and items to represent the gifts. Then, you must present your essay to the class along with your visuals.
When you present to the class, you will be given two evaluations:
• one for visuals
• one for oral presentation
You must have your novel read by March 11, 2013.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please continue researching for your biography project. By February 20, you need to have your Word document printed,which contains pertinent information and URL addresses for sites used. We will start an outline on that day and go to the lab on February 21.

Scholastic Book Orders due Monday, Feb. 18.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Our third Book Circles meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Please have the assigned portion of your book read and complete the Book Circles sheet. Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book Orders due Monday, Feb. 18.
February 14, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please continue researching for your biography project. By February 20, you need to have your Word document printed,which contains pertinent information and URL addresses for sites used. We will start an outline on that day and go to the lab on February 21.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please continue researching for your biography project. By February 20, you need to have your Word document printed,which contains pertinent information and URL addresses for sites used. We will start an outline on that day and go to the lab on February 21.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Our third Book Circles meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Please have the assigned portion of your book read and complete the Book Circles sheet. Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Our third Book Circles meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Please have the assigned portion of your book read and complete the Book Circles sheet. Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
We are starting our next Independent Novel Project. Please have a book chosen for Friday, Feb. 15. Details on the project will be distributed then.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
We are starting our next Independent Novel Project. Please have a book chosen for Friday, Feb. 15. Details on the project will be distributed then.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We are starting our next Independent Novel Project. Please have a book chosen for Friday, Feb. 15. Details on the project will be distributed then.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We are starting our next Independent Novel Project. Please have a book chosen for Friday, Feb. 15. Details on the project will be distributed then.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
February 12, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please continue researching for your biography project. By Febrauary 20, you need to have your Word document printed,which contains pertinent information and URL addresses for sites used. We will start an outline on that day and go to the lab on February 21.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Review notes on informational essays for your test on Wed., Feb. 13.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We are starting our next Independent Novel Project. Please have a book chosen for Friday, Feb. 15. Details on the project will be distributed then.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
We are starting our next Independent Novel Project. Please have a book chosen for Friday, Feb. 15. Details on the project will be distributed then.


Scholastic Book Orders due Friday, Feb. 15.
February 7, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Please finish reading the story FEAR on page 188 of the text and complete the worksheet on story elements that was given in class.Due: Monday, Feb. 11
Note: There was more than enough time to finish this in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please finish reading the story FEAR on page 188 of the text and complete the worksheet on story elements that was given in class.Due: Monday, Feb. 11
Note: There was more than enough time to finish this in class.
February 5, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Because we are preparing for our test on February 13, we will be postponing the third Book Circles meeting till Friday, FeBruary 15.

Test- February 13 on informational texts (essays and articles). We will prepare for it all this week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
The comic strip project based on your independent novel study is due tomorrow. You have had a month to prepare for this, so you should not be late. Go to Edmodo for a copy of the assignment if you have misplaced your paper copy.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The comic strip project based on your independent novel study is due tomorrow. You have had a month to prepare for this, so you should not be late. Go to Edmodo for a copy of the assignment if you have misplaced your paper copy.
February 4, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish book reviews in your journals for tomorrow, February 5.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Comic strip projects based on your independent novel study are due on Wednesday, Feb. 6. You've had a month to complete this work, so you shouldn't be late.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Comic strip projects based on your independent novel study are due on Wednesday, Feb. 6. You've had a month to complete this work, so you shouldn't be late.
January 30, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Feb. 1.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Feb. 1.
January 29, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish answering questions on the article 'Breaking Free' on page 302 of the Literacy 8 text.

1.What clues does the author give that Juliana didn’t have much choice about her future in China?
2. What image does the author use to describe Juliana’s move to Canada?
3. Can you detect any bias or point of view in the article?
4. What message does the entire article send overall?
5. Is the information believable? How do you know? Scan the article for direct quotes from Juliana and some examples of information you know or believe to be true.
January 25, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Monday, Feb. 4. We can't do it on Friday because we will be attending our school Scripps Spelling Bee.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
'Romeo and Juliet' has been cancelled. Money was returned to students today.

Finish your article from Wednesday and e-mail it to me at
edwinamills@aol.com by Monday, Jan. 28.

Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Monday, February 4. We can't do it on the Friday before because I have us booked in the lab for that day.

Don't forget your treats!
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please bring in $3 to cover the cost of t-shirts that students will be wearing on January 31, our first ever MAKING CONNECTIONS day!
January 24, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Reading Friday is tomorrow!!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.

Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Reading Friday is tomorrow!!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.

Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Finish your article from today and e-mail it to me at
edwinamills@aol.com

Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Jan. 25.

Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Due to an unfortunate series of circumstances, the production of 'Romeo and Juliet' has been cancelled. Money will be returned to students tomorrow.

Finish your article from today and e-mail it to me at
edwinamills@aol.com by Friday or Monday.

Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Jan. 25.

Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please bring in $3 to cover the cost of t-shirts that students will be wearing on January 31, our first ever MAKING CONNECTIONS day!
January 23, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.

Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.

Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
A copy of the assignment has been posted to Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Finish your article from today and e-mail it to me at
edwinamills@aol.com

Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Jan. 25.

Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Finish your article from today and e-mail it to me at
edwinamills@aol.com by Friday or Monday.

Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Jan. 25.

Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please bring in $3 for t-shirts for the 'Making Connections' Day on Jan. 31.
January 22, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.

Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.

Novel projects (comic strip) due on Feb. 6. Read a bit of your novel each night.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Jan. 25.

Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please do readings and complete worksheets for the Book Circles meeting on Friday, Jan. 25.

Don't forget your treats!

Scholastic Book orders are due Friday, Jan. 25.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please bring in $3 for t-shirts for the 'Making Connections' Day on Jan. 31.
January 17, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Reading Friday tomorrow!! Please bring your novel. Remember that the comic strip project based on your novel is due on February 6. A copy of the assignment is located on Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Reading Friday tomorrow!! Please bring your novel. Remember that the comic strip project based on your novel is due on February 6. A copy of the assignment is located on Edmodo.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Book Circles meet tomorrow. Don't forget your worksheet or your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Continue work on your persuasive essays. We are in the computer lab again on January 23.
January 14, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Bring a novel on 'Reading Friday' to read for an independent novel study. The comic strip assignment associated with the novel study was distributed today. Due: Feb. 6

A copy of the assignment can be found on Edmodo as well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Bring a novel on 'Reading Friday' to read for an independent novel study. The comic strip assignment associated with the novel study was distributed today. Due: Feb. 6

A copy of the assignment can be found on Edmodo as well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please prepare the second portion of work for Book Circles for Fri., Jan. 18. Don't forget to bring your treats!

Those who did not submit today's work need to do so tomorrow.

Please bring Literacy 8 books to class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Continue researching on your topic for your persuasive essay. Don't forget to record the IP address for any web page you use.
January 9, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please prepare work for Book Circles for Mon., Jan. 14. Don't forget to bring your treats!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please check my latest blog on NING and complete research from three sources on your chosen topic for January 14.

http://www.englishcomesalive4.ning.com
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Bring a novel on 'Reading Friday' to read for an independent novel study. Assignment will be distributed that day. Due: Feb. 5
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Bring a novel on 'Reading Friday' to read for an independent novel study. Assignment will be distributed that day. Due: Feb. 5
January 8, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
If you have not already done so, please finish the WORDLE assignment from Edmodo and print a copy of it from home to submit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please check my latest blog on NING and complete research from three sources on your chosen topic for January 14.

http://www.englishcomesalive4.ning.com
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We are currently working on a process writing piece concerning a 'Turning Point' in each child's life, a point at which a child's view of the world changes for some reason. Each student is asked to discuss this at home so that memories and ideas can be shared before we start the essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
We are currently working on a process writing piece concerning a 'Turning Point' in each child's life, a point at which a child's view of the world changes for some reason. Each student is asked to discuss this at home so that memories and ideas can be shared before we start the essay.
December 17, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10(216)
Please finish the practice essay on conflict on the novel CATCH ME ONCE...for tomorrow. We will work on an answer for character development in class. The test is Wednesday, Dec. 19.
December 12, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
There is a test on the novel UNDERGROUND TO CANADA on Monday, December 17. Students have been given a chapter-by-chapter plot list for review. We wrote notes on theme yesterday and composed an essay based on an outline. Printed copies of the answer were distributed. Today, we wrote notes on conflict. Students were asked to answer the following question:

What was the main conflict in UNDERGROUND TO CANADA? Provide examples from text to show the conflict and tell how it was resolved.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
There is a test on the novel UNDERGROUND TO CANADA on Monday, December 17. Students have been given a chapter-by-chapter plot list for review. We wrote notes on theme yesterday and composed an essay based on an outline. Printed copies of the answer were distributed. Today, we wrote notes on conflict. Students were asked to answer the following question:

What was the main conflict in UNDERGROUND TO CANADA? Provide examples from text to show the conflict and tell how it was resolved.
December 4, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
There will be a test on the novel UNDERGROUND TO CANADA on December 18. Test preparation will be given next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
There will be a test on the novel UNDERGROUND TO CANADA on December 18. Test preparation will be given next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
There will be a test on the novel CATCH ME ONCE, CATCH ME TWICE on December 19. Test preparation will be given next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Test on AFTER THE WAR December 11.

Content questions are posted on NING. Please review. Complete graphic organizers on possible constructed response questions. Try to write one answer for practice. Finally, memorize at least five key quotations from the novel for use in your answers.
November 30, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Complete answers to questions on CATCH ME ONCE... chapters 2-5. Jot note format is fine for the answers.

Please read to the end of chapter 6 for Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Read to the end of the novel AFTER THE WAR for Mon., Dec. 3.
November 26, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Read to the end of chapter 2 in CATCH ME ONCE, CATCH ME TWICE for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Read to the end of chapter 10 in AFTER THE WAR for tomorrow.
November 23, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please finish journal entries on THE HEAVEN SHOP for Monday.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday. Nov. 30.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please read to the end of chapter 10 in AFTER THE WAR for Monday.

Scholastic Book Orders due Friday. Nov. 30.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Scholastic Book Orders due Friday. Nov. 30.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Scholastic Book Orders due Friday. Nov. 30.
November 22, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please read to the end of chapter 10 in AFTER THE WAR for Monday, November 26.
November 5, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Story writing continues in the lab tomorrow. Jot notes on characters, events and conflicts if you have not already done so.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Test on the Global Citizen's Unit tomorrow. See information on Edmodo or consult handouts for review.
November 2, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
There is a test on the 'Global Citizens' unit on Tuesday, November 6. Please complete some test review work that was given out in class today. The review sheet is also available on Edmodo.
October 29, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please bring in supplies to complete your Global Issues posters tomorrow.

Please finish text messages from characters in THE HEAVEN SHOP for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Oral presentations on independent novel studies will continue on Wednesday.
October 4, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Novel projects due October 10.
Reading period tomorrow. Please bring your novel.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Novel projects due October 10.
Reading period tomorrow. Please bring your novel.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out tomorrow.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Short Story test on October 10. Please review notes pasted in my latest blog on Ning.

Answer the following question tonight: Is the use of first person point of view an effective form of narration in the story 'Lather and Nothing Else' (on p. 152 of your text)?
***************************************
How to respond:

Intro (3T's) Topic sentence
TAG (title, author, genre)
Thesis - State what you
will be proving.

Body: (2E's = examples + explanations)
Give two examples from
text to support your thesis and
then explain how the examples
support the thesis.

Conclusion: Restate thesis
or
Summarize main points
or
Make a connection
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Book Talks due October 15 (revised date).
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Novel projects due October 10.

Reading period tomorrow. Please bring your novel.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The MDJH Food Drive for the Thanksgiving Food Drive will be starting this coming Monday September 24th and run till Oct 5th. At the annual Thanksgiving Assembly on Oct 5th the school will present the Community Food Sharing Association with collected food items. Please bring in non-perishable items as soon as possible.
October 3, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Novel projects due October 10.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out one week prior.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Novel projects due October 10.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out one week prior.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Novel projects due October 10.

Think of possible ways to help the Madagascar School Project.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Short Story test on October 10. Please review notes pasted in my latest blog on Ning.

Read the short story 'Lather and Nothing Else' on p. 152 of your text for tomorrow.

Book Talks due October 15 (revised date).
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The MDJH Food Drive for the Thanksgiving Food Drive will be starting this coming Monday September 24th and run till Oct 5th. At the annual Thanksgiving Assembly on Oct 5th the school will present the Community Food Sharing Association with collected food items. Please bring in non-perishable items as soon as possible.
September 28, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Novel projects due October 10.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out one week prior.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Novel projects due October 10.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out one week prior.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Final drafts of the letter to Mr. Harper were submitted in class. If you did not complete it today, you need to bring it on Monday.

Novel projects due October 10.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Short Story test on October 10. Please review notes pasted in my latest blog on Ning.

Book Talks due October 11. Reading period will be provided on Monday, Oct. 3.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The MDJH Food Drive for the Thanksgiving Food Drive will be starting this coming Monday September 24th and run till Oct 5th. At the annual Thanksgiving Assembly on Oct 5th the school will present the Community Food Sharing Association with collected food items. Please bring in non-perishable items as soon as possible.
September 24, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Please submit a rough copy of your letter to Mr. Harper by Edmodo or through e-mail to:
edwinamills@aol.com
edwinamills@esdnl.ca
September 19, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
Have rough draft of letter printed for editing in class on Monday, September 24.

Novel Projects due October 10.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Novel projects due October 10.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out one week prior.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Novel projects due October 10.

Test on 'Step Up' unit on October 12. Review sheets will be given out one week prior.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Terry Fox forms are due Sept. 28.

The MDJH Food Drive for the Thanksgiving assembly will be starting this coming Monday September 24th and run till Oct 5th. At the annual Thanksgiving Assembly on Oct 5th the school will present the Community Food Sharing Association with collected food items.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Don't forget your novel for tomorrow. We're doing 'Reading Fridays' then because we'll be in the lab on Friday.
September 18, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Please finish a summary of the main points in the story 'Resisting Hitler' for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2(120)
Please finish a summary of the main points in the story 'Resisting Hitler' for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Please finish the questions on the story 'Never Again' (p. 10 of Literacy 9).

Don't forget to join the Ning. Check your website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
We will be starting our rough draft of your letter to the Prime Minister tomorrow. Bring any information you have researched on your global issue.
May 14, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Submit rough and final drafts of your narrative essays tomorrow.

Please read to p. 44 of FLIPPED for Friday.
May 11, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Due date for Narrative essays is Tuesday, May 15. Stories must include chosen visual and must be double spaced. Use Times New Roman font in size 12. Make sure to give your story a title and add your name. No cover is required.

Submit rough and final drafts.

Read to p. 44 of Flipped for Friday, May 18.
May 2, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please complete a rough draft of your narrative essay for Monday, May 7. Submit by e-mailing me at edwinamills@aol.com. All details concerning the assignment are on my latest blog on the Ning.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please submit the rough draft of your 'Three Gifts' process piece on Edmodo by Friday, May 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please submit the rough draft of your 'Three Gifts' process piece on Edmodo by Friday, May 4.
May 1, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
The rough draft of your Narrative Assignment is due to be posted to Ning on May 7. Please see Ning for all details of the assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Rough drafts of your news articles must be posted to Edmodo tonight (May 1). Click on 'Turn In' on the assignment I posted and then attach a file.
April 27, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Students were given four READING FRIDAYS to complete their independent study of a novel. They must have their books finished by Monday, April 30 as we will be starting a process writing piece based on their novels.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Students were given four READING FRIDAYS to complete their independent study of a novel. They must have their books finished by Monday, April 30 as we will be starting a process writing piece based on their novels.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
'Romeo and Juliet' demand writing essay is scheduled for Monday, April 30. Continue to review the plot of the play, study the quotes I distributed, and make a plan for possible answers.

Anyone with outstanding R & J journals should submit them on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Rough draft of news article is due at the end of class on May 1. Please see Edmodo for details.

The Book Mark project for your independent novel study is due May 22.
April 17, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Continue to study poetry terms and finish the practice poetry test for homework. The test is Thursday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Continue to study poetry terms and finish Section B #'s 1 & 2 on the practice poetry test for homework. The test is Thursday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Continue reviewing the novel by orally responding to questions from the novel study posted on Edmodo. The test is Friday. Try answering a couple of the long-answer questions for homework.
April 16, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please read chapters 15-18 of Catch Me Once... tonight. A test is scheduled for Friday, April 20. We will start test preparation tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
There will be a test on poetry on Thursday, April 19. Students should study the poetry terms that were given out today. We will do a practice test starting tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
There will be a test on poetry on Thursday, April 19. Students should study the poetry terms that were given out today. We will do a practice test starting tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
There will be a test on Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday, April 23.
March 22, 2012
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-5
There will be a test on the chapter on smoking on Thursday, March 29. Yesterday, students completed a review sheet and brought it home. That is all they need to study.
March 5, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Students are reminded that they must finish the Ning assignment from class today for tomorrow. It involves responding to a survey and expanding on thoughts for two statements made in the survey.
February 22, 2012
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in your permission slip and $8 for Spirit Week activities by tomorrow.

Students who ordered a pink shirt for Anti-Bullying Day need to bring in $5.
February 14, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
The Gonzaga principal visited class today to outline course selection procedures. The white sheet is due to the office by Thursday of next week. A yellow sheet and a note for parents were also given out today.

Test on essays - February 21
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Test on Friday, Feb. 17. Review sheets and practice questions were given out today. Please finish question #1 based on the Jim Carrey article on page 337 of the Literacy 8 text.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Today, we started a program called 'Turning Points'. The activities are meant to provoke more reflective thought on the part of the students. This will result in their second process piece.

Tonight, students are supposed to think about eight events in life that may have impacted who they are today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Today, we started a program called 'Turning Points'. The activities are meant to provoke more reflective thought on the part of the students. This will result in their second process piece.

Tonight, students are supposed to think about eight events in life that may have impacted who they are today.
February 7, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Book Circles meeting tomorrow. Don't forget to bring your sheets, books and snacks. Last meeting!

Please e-mail a copy of your biography to me by February 9. My address is
edwinamills@aol.com

There will be a test on the unit 'Chasing a Dream' on February 17. The focus will be on evaluating a text.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Persuasive essays are due in final draft on Thursday, February 9. Please add a cover sheet and reference list.

There will be a test on essays on February 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
The short story test will take place on Thursday, February 9. Review started in class last week. A list of terms to study was distributed today. Please become familiar with the terms.

Complete question #1 on the practice test tonight.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
The short story test will take place on Thursday, February 9. Review started in class last week. A list of terms to study was distributed today. Please become familiar with the terms.

Complete question #1 on the practice test tonight.
February 6, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Persuasive essays are due in final draft on Thursday, February 9. Please add a cover sheet and reference list.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please e-mail a copy of your biography to me by February 9. My address is
edwinamills@aol.com
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
The short story test will take place on Thursday, February 9. Review started in class last week. A list of terms to study will be distributed tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
The short story test will take place on Thursday, February 9. Review started in class last week. A list of terms to study will be distributed tomorrow.
February 3, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Persuasive essays are due in final draft on Thursday, February 9. Please add a cover sheet and reference list.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please e-mail a copy of your biography to me by February 9. My address is
edwinamills@aol.com
January 30, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1.

The project is to create a comic strip of at least six panels that retells the story. Use one panel for the introduction, three to tell the main events and two to conclude the story. Each panel should have a caption underneath describing the scene. Also, include colour and speech bubbles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1.

The project is to create a comic strip of at least six panels that retells the story. Use one panel for the introduction, three to tell the main events and two to conclude the story. Each panel should have a caption underneath describing the scene. Also, include colour and speech bubbles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Have Book Circles sheets ready for the meeting on Tuesday, January 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
A first draft of your persuasive essay is due on February 1. Please e-mail it to me at edwinamills@aol.com or post it on Ning.
January 25, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
A first draft of your persuasive essay is due on January 31. Please e-mail it to me at edwinamills@aol.com.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Research information from three sources on a person of interest to you. It may be a historical figure, a political, sports, entertainment personality, etc. Copy and paste URL addresses and facts into a WORD document. Due: Thursday, Jan. 26

Have Book Circles sheets ready for the meeting on Tuesday, January 31.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.

The project is to create a comic strip of at least six panels that retells the story. Use one panel for the introduction, three to tell the main events and two to conclude the story. Each panel should have a caption underneath describing the scene. Also, include colour and speech bubbles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.

The project is to create a comic strip of at least six panels that retells the story. Use one panel for the introduction, three to tell the main events and two to conclude the story. Each panel should have a caption underneath describing the scene. Also, include colour and speech bubbles.
January 24, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Nine people have not submitted the outline for their persuasive essays. This work was due to be posted on Ning last Thursday. It is worth 10% of the final grade. Tomorrow, we will be going to the lab to start writing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Research information from three sources on a person of interest to you. It may be a historical figure, a political, sports, entertainment personality, etc. Copy and paste URL addresses and facts into a WORD document. Due: Thursday, Jan. 26

Have Book Circles sheets ready for the meeting on Friday, January 27.
January 17, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please complete an outline for your persuasive essay. Post it in a blog on Ning, so I can check it. Due: Thursday, January 19, 2012. All the information you need is in my latest blog on Ning.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please complete work on Edmodo if you did not finish in class.

Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Research information from three sources on a person of interest to you. It may be a historical figure, a political, sports, entertainment personality, etc. Copy and paste URL addresses and facts into a WORD document. Due: Thursday, Jan. 26

Have Book Circles sheets ready for the meeting on Friday, January 20.
January 16, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please complete an outline for your persuasive essay. Post it in a blog on Ning, so I can check it. Due: Thursday, January 19, 2012.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Research information from three sources on a person of interest to you. It may be a historical figure, a political, sports, entertainment personality, etc. Copy and paste URL addresses and facts into a WORD document. Due: Thursday, Jan. 26

We will be reading and preparing for Book Circles in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please complete work on Edmodo if you did not finish in class.

Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Independent Novel project due Feb. 1. Read your novel each night for 20 minutes and bring your book to class for 'Reading Fridays'.
January 4, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in a novel for independent novel study by Friday, January 6. Students will receive information on the project by then. Novel project due on January 31.

We started a new unit on 'Fears and Phobias' in our Literacy 7 texts today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please bring in a novel for independent novel study by Friday, January 6. Students will receive information on the project by then. Novel project due on January 31.

We started a new unit on 'Fears and Phobias' in our Literacy 7 texts today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Work on Book Circles starts tomorrow. Students must read one quarter of their books and complete Book Circle worksheets for Friday, January 13. A reading day will be given on Friday, January 6.

We started a new unit on 'Chasing Our Dreams' in our Literacy 8 texts today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
There will be a short story test on Tuesday, January 10. Terms for review have been posted on Ning.

http://englishcomesalive3.ning.com
December 14, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Book Circle meets for the final time tomorrow. Please do not forget your treats and Book Circle sheets.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Test on THE OUTSIDERS tomorrow. See review sheets on EDMODO. Try to write a good answer to one question tonight. Review the other answers.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Test on UNDERGROUND TO CANADA tomorrow. Review your notes and finish your character sketch on Liza. The outline for that answer is posted on EDMODO.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Test on UNDERGROUND TO CANADA tomorrow. Review your notes and finish your character sketch on Liza. The outline for that answer is posted on EDMODO.
December 13, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Reading Period tomorrow. Last Book Circle meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15.
December 12, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Those who were not prepared for Book Circles today are asked to bring the work to me tomorrow. I can collect it at your Religion class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
The test on THE OUTSIDERS is on Thursday, December 15. Please read the last two chapters and look at the review questions I gave you today. You may find the link for them on EDMODO as well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Review the questions and answers I gave you last week for UNDERGROUND TO CANADA. Complete the graphic organizer for either the character of Julily or Liza for tomorrow. The test is on Thursday, December 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Review the questions and answers I gave you last week for UNDERGROUND TO CANADA. The test is on Thursday, December 15. We will start work on character development tomorrow.
December 9, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please be ready for Book Circles on Monday. Remember, you must have your work completed in order to participate in the circles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Test on THE OUTSIDERS on Thursday, December 15. Please read to the end of chapter 9 for Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
There will be a test on UNDERGROUND TO CANADA on Thursday, December 15. Please study the typed notes that were given out this week. We will be working on long-answer practice questions for the next few days.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
There will be a test on UNDERGROUND TO CANADA on Thursday, December 15. Please study the typed notes that were given out this week. We will be working on long-answer practice questions for the next few days.
December 1, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Book Circles on Monday. If work is not completed, you will work while others participate in the circle.

Book Fair on Monday, December 5. Bring some money!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Test on Underground to Canada on December 15.

Book Fair on Monday, December 5. Bring some money!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Test on Underground to Canada Dec. 15.

Book Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Bring some money!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Test on THE OUTSIDERS Dec. 15. Please read to the end of chapter 6 tonight.

Book Fair on Tuesday, December 6. Bring some money!
November 30, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please finish reading chapter 5 from p. 74 in THE OUTSIDERS. This is due for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Continue reading novels and completing sheets for Book Circles. Our next meeting is Monday, December 5.

Please make sure that your blogs on social justice are posted on Ning. There are still a few missing.
November 28, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Those who were not prepared for Book Circles today are asked to have their reports in by tomorrow at the latest.

Please go to Ning to finish blogs on social justice. Due: tomorrow.

Reading class on Wednesday of this week. Our next Book Circle meeting will be on Monday, December 5.
November 17, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Those of you who have not yet submitted a digital copy of a rough draft of your research essay, please e-mail it to me at edwinamills@aol.com tonight.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Today, we started reading aloud the first chapter of THE OUTSIDERS. Please finish reading the chapter from p. 14 for Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Today, we read and discussed up to the end of chapter 4 in UNDERGROUND TO CANADA. Tomorrow, we will be discussing character traits for the characters we have met so far.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Today, we were in the computer lab viewing a slide show from National Geographic on the underground railway. Students answered related questions online.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please remember to return calendar order forms and money to the school by November 25.
November 16, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Today in class, you were supposed to finish your rough draft and post it to your p-drive and the student-shared folder under Grade 9 English - Mrs. Mills Grade 9-9 Research. If you did not do that, please e-mail your rough draft to me at edwinamills@aol.com by tomorrow.
November 14, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Test on 'Global Citizens' unit tomorrow. Read more articles from the chapter and review notes in preparation. Study the structure for a good response.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please have completed the introduction and the two first body paragraphs of your research essay for Tuesday, November 15.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please remember to return order forms and money for Ed Roche catalogues by November 25.
November 10, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
In preparation for the 'Global Citizens' test on Tuesday,November 15, please complete the practice test that was given out on Friday. This is due Monday, November 14.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please have completed the introduction and the two first body paragraphs of your research essay for Tuesday, November 15.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please remember to return order forms and money for Ed Roche catalogues by November 25.
November 9, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please have completed the introduction and the two first body paragraphs of your research essay for Tuesday, November 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
There will be a test on the GLOBAL CITIZENS unit on Tuesday, November 15. Students received a review sheet in class today. We will have a practice test tomorrow.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in 25 cents for poppies tomorrow. We only have 75 cents so far!

Science field trip permission forms must be submitted to Mr. Marsh by tomorrow.
November 8, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Students must pass in research with highlighted sections and annotations for tomorrow. They also need to submit an outline. Please see Ning for the proper format of the outline.

http://www.englishcomesalive3.ning.com
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in 25 cents tomorrow to pay for poppies.
November 3, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Check the Ning for details on the research paper and suggested topics. Please compile information from three Internet sites on your topic for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8.

My suggestion is that you copy and paste URL's and only necessary information from the three sites into a Word document. Save some trees!!

Reading period tomorrow. Please bring your book!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Reading period tomorrow. Please bring your book!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Reading period tomorrow. Please bring your book!

We will also be finishing final drafts of our descriptive paragraphs at the start of class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Reading period tomorrow. Please bring your book!

We will also be finishing final drafts of our descriptive paragraphs at the start of class.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Calendar sales lists and money due on November 25.
October 31, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please finish the worksheet on the short story 'Mr. Blink' on pp. 41-46 of RESOURCELINES. This work is due for Thursday, November 3. I will post the worksheet on NING.
October 27, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please finish journal #3 based on the short story 'The Two Islands' for Monday, October 31.

Bring in money and permission forms to attend the play 'The Outsiders' as soon as possible.

Scholastic Book Orders due on Halloween.
October 19, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Presentations of novel projects will continue tomorrow. Also, tests will be returned. Students will review exemplars of answers as well as corrections of common errors.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Presentations of novel projects will continue tomorrow. Also, tests will be returned. Students will review exemplars of answers as well as corrections of common errors.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Presentations of novel projects will continue tomorrow. Also, tests will be returned. Students will review exemplars of answers as well as corrections of common errors.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
We will finish novel presentations tomorrow, and students will do some collective work on a script for social studies. This is a cross-curricular effort.
October 11, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please finish working on the practice test 'Taking Up Tools' for Thursday. The test will go ahead on Friday.

I will collect the novel projects on Thursday because tomorrow will be taken up with activities for Healthy Commotion Day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please finish working on the practice test 'Taking Up Tools' for Thursday. The test will go ahead on Friday.

I will collect the novel projects on Thursday because tomorrow will be taken up with activities for Healthy Commotion Day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Novel projects will be due on Thursday as tomorrow will be taken up with activities for Healthy Commotion Day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Finish working on the four graphic organizers and associated questions for test review. Notes on the novel are also available on Ning. The test will go ahead on Thursday.

Novel projects are due on Oct. 18.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please pass in pledge forms and donations for the Terry Fox Run tomorrow. Don't forget to dress warmly for the walk in the afternoon.

You will need to dress for gym activities as you will be participating in Healthy Commotion activities all morning tomorrow.
October 6, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Language Arts Study Guide
Grade Seven- Unit ¡§Step Up¡¨
Test Date - October 14th


Review Guide

„« Test Format: unseen text (essay/article/story/lyrics/ etc¡K.) followed by multiple choice and constructed response questions.


„« Students should be able to view the selection and make connections
(see text book pg. 2).
a. Text- to- texts (texts, movies, plays, etc¡K)
b. Text- to- self
c. Text- to- world


„« Students should be able to refer to other selections from the ¡§Step Up¡¨ Unit in the Literacy text.

They should also be able to summarize an article.


Tonight: Students should answer the question on 'Principals and Principles' as practice for their test.

***Novel projects are due October 12. See details in previous posts.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Language Arts Study Guide
Grade Seven- Unit ¡§Step Up¡¨
Test Date - October 14th


Review Guide

„« Test Format: unseen text (essay/article/story/lyrics/ etc¡K.) followed by multiple choice and constructed response questions.


„« Students should be able to view the selection and make connections
(see text book pg. 2).
a. Text- to- texts (texts, movies, plays, etc¡K)
b. Text- to- self
c. Text- to- world


„« Students should be able to refer to other selections from the ¡§Step Up¡¨ Unit in the Literacy text.

They should also be able to summarize an article.

Tonight: Students should answer the question on 'Principals and Principles' as practice for their test.

***Novel projects are due October 12. See details in previous posts.



Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Novel projects are due on October 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Test on AFTER THE WAR - October 13

Notes are posted on the Ning Network at
http://www.englishcomesalive3.ning.com

Comprehension questions for further review of plot will be distributed tomorrow.

Novel projects due on October 18.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Last day tomorrow to bring in non-perishable items for the Food Bank.

Please return money and pledge sheets for the Terry Fox Run as soon as possible. The run will take place on October 12.
September 29, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Bring your book for READING FRIDAYS tomorrow!

Those who did not complete their 'Resisting Hitler' summary today need to have that ready for Monday, October 3/11.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Bring your book for READING FRIDAYS tomorrow!

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Bring your book for READING FRIDAYS tomorrow!

Rough drafts of opening statements for the Priscilla Roseberry trial need to be completed for Monday, October 3.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please read as far as the end of chapter 13 in AFTER THE WAR for Monday, October 3.

Bring your book for READING FRIDAYS tomorrow!

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 18.


Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in pledge forms and money for the Terry Fox run on October 12.

Please bring in donations of non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
September 28, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Students who did not finish taking jot notes on the article 'Resisting Hitler' need to complete that work for tomorrow.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Those who did not complete their 'Resisting Hitler' summary today need to have that ready for tomorrow.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Rough drafts of opening statements for the Priscilla Roseberry trial need to be completed for Monday, October 3.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 18.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in pledge forms and money for the Terry Fox run on October 12.

Please bring in donations of non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
September 27, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.

Work on the summary of the article 'Resisting Hitler' from p. 12 of our text.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please complete jot notes on your opening statement for Priscilla Rosebery's trial.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please read to the end of chapter nine in AFTER THE WAR.

Blogs are due on Ning for Friday.
http://www.englishcomesalive3.ning.com

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 18.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in pledge forms and money for the Terry Fox run on October 12.

Please bring in donations of non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
September 26, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Today, we did some work on verbs.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Today, we did some work on verbs.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12. Please scroll back through the homework pages for details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Today, we engaged in some vocabulary work.

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Today, we started our social networking site called the Ning. Blogs are due on Friday. Most people finished them during the allotted time. Way to go!

Please read your novel for independent novel study tonight. Your project is due on October 18.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in pledge forms and money for the Terry Fox run on October 12.

Please bring in donations of non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
September 19, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
1) We completed grammar work on nouns
and pronouns today.
2) The novel project is due
October 11. Please see previous
homework postings for further details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
1) We completed grammar work on nouns
and pronouns today.
2) The novel project is due
October 11. Please see previous
homework postings for further details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
We completed work on point of view for the story PRISCILLA AND THE WIMPS today. Tomorrow, we will create group poems based on that writing exercise.

Novel projects due October 11.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Today, we did work based on five basic spelling rules. Students are asked to keep a copy of the rules for future reference.

Please read chapters 3-5 of AFTER THE WAR for tomorrow.

Novel project due on October 17.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in non-perishable food items for our Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Please continue to collect pledges for the Terry Fox run which is scheduled for October 12.
September 16, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2011

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this scene in your own words. You need to write a script to follow as you will be retelling the story scene to the class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced).

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This drawing should be on 8.5” x 11” paper.

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation

Due: Oct. 11
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Grade 7 Independent Novel Project 2011

As you read your novel, take note of a major scene that captures your attention and imagination.

Your job is to retell this scene in your own words. You need to write a script to follow as you will be retelling the story scene to the class. You’ll need at least one page of writing (double spaced).

Next, you need to make a detailed drawing of the scene to illustrate what you saw in your mind as you read. This drawing should be on 8.5” x 11” paper.

When you present to the class, you will be given three evaluations:
• one for content
• one for oral presentation
• one for your visual representation

Due: Oct. 11
September 15, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Read chapters 3-5 of AFTER THE WAR for Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Bring a novel to study independently for Friday. Novel projects are due on October 11.

Scholastic Book orders due tomorrow.

Please bring in a journal exercise book.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'. Novel project due Oct. 11.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Novel projects due Oct. 11.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please return information sheets by tomorrow.

School photos will be taken on Sept. 21.

Please start collecting pledge sheets for the Terry Fox Run on October 12.
September 14, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please return information sheets by tomorrow.

Please start collecting pledge sheets for the Terry Fox Run on October 12.
September 12, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-10
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Please bring in an exercise book for journal entries. You will need another exercise book and a duotang for all English classes.

Choose a novel and bring it in for 'Reading Friday'.

Scholastic Book Club orders are due on Friday, Sept. 16.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5
Please return information sheets by tomorrow.

Please start collecting pledge sheets for the Terry Fox Run on October 12.

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