Communications 12

"Tuesdays with Morrie" Poster


Friday, March 6th.

We read from page 80 to 97.

We answered two questions related to the reading in paragraph form.


Wednesday, March 4th

We had some students missing, so we spend time working on any missing

or poorly done assignments so far this term.


Monday, March 2nd

We read pages 67 to 80.

We answered four questions related to the reading in paragraph form.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

We continued delivering our speeches.

We worked on a composition about an event in our lives that changed who we are.


Tuesday, Feb. 24th.

We stared delivering our speeches.

We started working on a composition about walking to school at least one day a week.


Friday, Feb. 20th

We wrote a creative story titled, “A day in the life of a ten dollar bill.”

We continued working on our speeches.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We went to the library hoping to get some work done on our speeches.

Some of us managed to get some work done using the computer and other resources.

The completed speeches are due next Tuesday.


Thursday, Feb. 12th

We worked on some apostrophe work sheets.

We then worked on some characters sheets.

We called this Comm. Survivor.


Tuesday, Feb. 10th.

We read up to page 66.

We finished off our personal themes for Morrie.


Thursday, Feb. 5th.

We continued writing on the themes of Morrie.

We read 6 pages.


Tuesday, Feb. 3rd.

All students were asked to write a poem about love.

Each poem needed to have four poetry forms:

Concrete, free verse, haiku and limerick.


Friday, January 30, 2009

We completed 3 journal responses. Student choice of 8.


Wednesday, Jan. 28th.

We read up to page 54.

We worked on a journal response to the novel.


Monday, Jan. 26th.

We read 10 pages of the novel,

We spent time working on our assignment from last class.


Thursday, Jan. 22nd.

We attempted to read 10 pages of the novel.

We went to the library and began our memoir assignment.


Tuesday, Jan. 20th.

We read 10 pages of the novel.

We then had speech day #1.

We got in pairs, chose a topic, opposed each other on the topic and came up with three arguments each.

We then looked at various types of introductions, and wrote one for our essay.


Friday, Jan. 16th.

We read an article about ageing and death.

We wrote a response to this.

We then read 10 pages of the novel.


Wednesday, Jan. 14th.

We read up to page 39.

We watched an Opra interview on PowerPoint.

We then write a journal on what we want to accomplish before we die.


Monday, Jan. 12th.

We read the next 12 pages of the novel.

We read some information about ALS, and wrote a paragraph summarizing the information.

We then completed a visual design with the ALS information.


Thursday, Jan. 8th

We read the first 15 pages of the novel, and expanded on our responses from last class.


Jan. 6th, 2009

Introduction to Tuesdays With Morrie.

We wrote a journal entry on our Christmas break.

We then wrote our first entry for Morrie: Three lessons I would pass down to my children are:




Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We looked at some example of student essay writing.

We wrote our own compositions in preparation for the exam on Friday, 8.00 am.


Monday, Dec. 8th.

Students worked on the alternate assignment from last class (letter or poster).


Thursday, Dec. 4th.

We looked at the Visual Design and Business Letter components of old Provincial exams.

Students were assigned one or the other to complete by the end of class.


Tuesday, Dec. 2nd.

We looked at the Poetry section of some old Provincial exams, and completed the multiple choice questions.

Students were asked to write a poem about their favorite holiday.


Friday, Nov. 28th.

We started reviewing for the December exam.

We went over some handouts and looked at some old Provincial exams.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We started our newspaper article summary projects.

Students choose one article, read it, and summarized it in their own words.


Monday, Nov. 24th.

We finished working on our posters.


Thursday, No. 20th

We continued working on our posters.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The students performed a “free write.”

We then started working on posters titled: This is why I’ll never use tobacco.


Friday, November 14, 2008

We read two reviews of the new James Bond film.

We wrote a paragraph on each review, and a paragraph comparing the two reviews.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We finished watching the move.


Friday, Nov. 7th

We started viewing the film “The Chocolate War.”


Wednesday, Nov. 5th

We wrote an essay on the following topic: Bullying.


Monday, November 03, 2008

We read chapters 18 – 20 of the novel.


Thursday, Oct. 30th

I introduced the journal writing component of the year.

We chose our first topic (choice of five) and wrote our first response.


Tuesday, Oct. 28th

We read up to the end of chapter 17, and discussed the book.


Thursday, Oct. 23rd

We started writing an essay comparing our school to the school in the novel.

We continued reading the novel.

Extra work was assigned to those who are in need of more marks.


Tuesday, Oct. 21st

We worked on our paragraphs from two classes ago

We continued reading the novel.


Friday, Oct. 17th

We generated questions to ask Mr. Oswald as part of our research paper on fundraising at Notre Dame.

Mr. Oswald was interviewed. The paper was “written.”


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We wrote a quiz on chapters 1 – 9 of the novel.

We finalized our spelling champ from our class.

We worked on 2 paragraphs: mood and setting.


Friday, Oct. 10th,

We read chapters 7 – 9.

We then went over the Business Letter part of the Provincial Exam.

Students were given a scenario linked to the book and asked to write their own business letter.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

We read chapters 5 and 6 of the novel.

We then went over the Visual Design component of the Provincial Exam.

Students were given a scenario linked to the book and were asked to create their own visual design.


Monday, October 06, 2008

We began reading The Chocolate War (chapters 1 – 4)


Thursday, October 2nd.

Students wrote their own essays comparing two of Aesop’s fables.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We wrote an essay as a class comparing two of Aesop’s fables.

Students then began writing an essay explaining what it is that makes a good story.


Friday, Sept. 26th.

Students wrote a short multiple choice test on a poem.

In groups, students wrote a story in the pass/write format.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We read “The Waltz.”

We discussed the character of the narrator.

Students were then asked to write a paragraph on the narrator’s character.


Monday, September 22, 2008

We broke into two groups, and each group wrote a story called “Blue Beard.”

We read these stories out loud.

We then read the original “Blue Beard” and wrote a paragraph characterizing the main character.


Thursday, September 18th

We continued working on our research papers, focusing on including passages and identifying sources.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We worked on a research paper on the negative effects of alcohol using three sources:

a Vancouver Sun article, a facts sheet from the internet and a short story, “The Father.”


Friday, Sept. 12th.

Students will read the beginnings of two stories: “By the Waters of Babylon” and “Boy in the Dark.”

Students will write a creative ending to one of these two stories.

Due at the end of class.


Wednesday, September 10th

We finished writing our paragraph on “Gold-Mounted Guns.”

We read “The Shark” and linked the elements of the short story to this story.

Students were then asked to write a paragraph on mood, setting or conflict relating to this story.

This was assigned for homework.


Monday, September 08, 2008

All grade 12 students out.


Thursday, Sept. 4th.

Introduction to the year.

We reviewed the elements of the short story.

We read Gold-Mounted Guns.

We filled in a sheet linking the elements of the short story to Gold-Mounted Guns.

We started to write a paragraph on how the author built suspense in this story.