English 11

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Poster by Michael MitchellOf Mice and Men Poster


Tuesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 12th.

We wrote the test on the book.

We made movie posters.


Friday, March 6th

We finished watching the movie.

We worked on a two page handout comparing the novel to the film.


Wednesday, March 4th

We continued viewing the film.


Monday, March 2nd

We continued delivering our speeches.

We started viewing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


Thursday, Feb. 26th

We started delivering our speeches.


Tuesday, Feb. 24th

We were given one mare day to complete all our assignments for the novel study.

We also worked on transferring our speeches on to cue cards.


Friday, Feb. 20th

We were given time to work on our speeches and other assignments.

Completed speeches are due next class.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We finished reading the novel!!!

Two more writing assignments were handed out.

Completed are due next class.


Thursday, Feb. 12th

We read chapters 23 and 24.

We were given time to work on our speeches and other assignments.

Completed speeches are due next class.


Tuesday, Feb. 10th.

We read chapters 21 and 22.

We started work on the JOB assignment.


Thursday, Feb. 5th.

We read chapters 19 and 20.

We worked on our speeches.


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

Students were given today to work on the 10 assignments we have had for this novel study.

All work needs to be completed for Tuesday.


Wednesday, Jan. 28th.

Students were given today to work on the 10 assignments we have had for this novel study.


Monday, Jan. 26th.

We read chapters 17 and 18.

We had a brief study of Robbie Burns.

We read Burn’s Rye poem, and responded to a question about it.


Thursday, Jan. 22nd.

We read chapters 14-15.

We read a magazine article (Dear Bob) and wrote a paragraph comparing the writer to Holder Caulfield.


Tuesday, Jan. 20th.

We read chapter 12 of the novel.

Speech day two. We read over information about various strategies for introduction paragraphs.

Introductory paragraphs due next class.


Friday, Jan. 16th.

We wrote a quiz on chapters 6 – 9.

We read chapter 10.

Chapter 11 was assigned.

Speech day #1.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 14th.

We read chapters 8 and 9.

We wrote a journal response on “morons.”


Monday, Jan. 12th.

We were given time to read quietly or work on a descriptive composition.

We wrote the quiz on chapters 1-5.

We read chapter 6.

Descriptive composition is due next class.


Thursday, Jan.8th,

We read the next two chapters of the book.

W then completed the 2nd journal response.

Chapter 5 was assigned for homework.

Quiz next class on chapters 1-5.


Jan. 6th, 2009

Introduction to The Catcher in the Rye.

We read the first two chapters.

We responded to one of two journal questions.




Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We worked on one of three compositions for exam review, or

on outstanding Macbeth assignments.


Monday, Dec. 8th.

About half of the students were missing due to the Christmas Concert.

We looked at some examples of essays, and graded them.

We looked at our own compositions which were due to day.

We continued writing the three assignments that are due before the exam.


Thursday, Dec. 3rd.

We finished our play review sheets from last class.

We wrote the final test for Macbeth.

We started looking at examples of essays from old Provincial exams.

One of three writing assignments was assigned.


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

We reviewed the play in groups and on sheets.

We looked at key events in an act, the whole play, character quotes etc.

Presentations and final test will be next class.


Friday, Nov. 28th.

We finished reading and viewing the play.

We worked on our writing assignments.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We finished Act IV of the play and the film.

Students were given four writing assignments:

Two are due next class.

-What can we learn from this play?

-Compare the character of Macbeth to any historical character.

-Compare Lady Macbeth to a character from a Poe story.

-Describe the importance of the witches in the play.


Monday, Nov. 24th.

We continued watching the film and reading the play.

We started writing a character sketch on Macbeth.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

We wrote a quiz on its and it’s.

We continued watching Macbeth.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We wrote a quiz on the use of there, their and they’re.

We then read Macbeth up to the end of act III.

We continued watching the modern version of the play.


Friday, November 14, 2008

We had a quiz on word use: than / then.

We read the play up to page 39.

We then started watching a modern version of the movie.


Wednesday, Nov. 12th

We edited our essays, or continued writing them.

We read the play up to page 34.


Friday, Nov. 7th

We continued reading Macbeth. P.27

We worked on our essays on Ambition. Essays are due next class.


Wednesday, Nov. 5th

Short class. I introduced an essay topic, which we talked about: Ambition.


Monday, November 03, 2008

We finished watching the move.

We started reading Macbeth. P.21


Thursday, Oct. 30th

We continued watching the movie.


Tuesday, Oct. 28th

We started viewing the film.


Thursday, Oct. 23rd

We made movie posters for Of Mice and Men.


Tuesday, Oct. 21st

We discussed the book using discussion questions.

We then wrote the final test for the book.


Friday, Oct. 17th

We finished reading Of Mice and Men.

Jonathan Muller read the entire book out loud to the class for us and we all appreciate that!!

The creative writing assignment was assigned: George, ten years later.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We finalized our spelling representatives.

Read 30 pages of the novel.


Friday, October 10th,

We read 15 pages of the novel.

I assigned three things: research paper, paragraph on setting, paragraph on mood of novel.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

We read chapter two of the novel.

Biographies and character sketches were assigned.


Monday, October 06, 2008

We began reading Of Mice and Men (chapter 1).

We looked at chapter one questions.

The Flowers creative writing assignment is due next class.


Thursday, Oct. 2nd.

Students were assigned two paragraphs.

One paragraph explaining why Poe and Keyes would be friends.

One paragraph explaining why these two authors would not be friends.

Support from their stories is expected.


Tuesday, September, 30th.

We read a short story, and students were asked to link the elements of the short story to this story.

Students then begin writing the final essay for this unit.


Friday, Sept. 26th.

Students finished reading “Flowers.”

Students worked on ink blot tests.

Students finished writing their journal responses.



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We started reading “Flowers for Algernon.”

I handed out I.Q tests, journal questions and study questions.

Students are to answer the first two journal questions for homework.


Monday, September 22, 2008

We listened to a taped version of “Hop-Frog” paying attention to the character of Hop-Frog.

We then started writing a paragraph characterizing the main character of the story.

We then read our own creative stories from last class.


Thursday, September 18th

In groups and by genre, students wrote a story titled “Hop Frog.”

A short biography on Edgar Allan Poe was assigned.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We read “Lady or the Tiger” and “Gentlemen, Your Verdict.”

Students chose one of the stories, and responded to the question at the end.


Friday, Sept. 12th

Students will read the story “The Lottery” and write three paragraphs.

Their choice of three of the following 4 topics: setting, mood, conflict and how the author builds suspense.


Wednesday, Sept. 9th

We read the story “The Black Cat.”

We linked the elements of the short story to this story.

I assigned a paragraph on how the author builds suspense in the story.


Monday, September 08, 2008

We read “Journey Home.”

We discussed this story and “We Have to Sit Opposite.”

We then read two short chapters from Dougals Coupland’s book Gereration X.

Students were assigned a paragraph comparing either pair of stories.


Thursday, Sept. 4th.

Introduction to the year.

Entertainment book assembly.

We read the story “We Have to Sit Opposite.”