Monday, Oct. 2nd
01s/02s: Scene 4, into Scene 5...
04s: Silent Reading. Pop Quiz!
06s: Silent Reading. Criminal Activity. Discussion.
Tuesday, Oct. 3rd
01s/02s: Complete Scenes 5 and 6.
04s: Silent Reading. Criminal Activity. Discussion.
06s: Kahoot! Prisoner's Dilemma. Silent Reading. Journal #3.
“The essential dilemma of my life is between my deep desire to belong and my suspicion of belonging."--Jhumpa Lahiri
Wednesday, Oct. 4th
02s: The Elizabethan Era: a brief snapshot...and how it pertains to your play. Journal #4. Stellaaaa Competition? The Flintstones?
04s: Silent reading. Journal #3.
Terry Fox activities...
Thursday, Oct. 5th
01s: The Elizabethan Era: a brief snapshot...and how it pertains to your play. Journal #4. Stellaaaa Competition? The Flintstones?
02s: Test--Scenes 1-6. All 4 journals due!
04s: Silent Reading. Exploring authority figures. The Milgram and Zimbardo experiments. Efficacy...human rights....
ATTENTION ALL GROUPS! Ms. Miller (Guidance) will be visiting our class on Tuesday, following your long weekend, to discuss high school graduation and post-secondary options and strategies for career exploration.
01s: Your 4 journals are due Tuesday. Your test on Scenes 1-6 of Streetcar is postponed until Wednesday!
Wednesday, Oct. 11th
01s: Test on Scenes 1-6.
02s: Reading...Scenes 7 +
04s/06s: Wrapping up ethical discussion and silent reading.
Thursday, Oct. 12th
01s: Scenes 7-9.
02s: Finish the play. Time to prepare for tomorrow's informal debate.
Friday, Oct. 13th
01s: Finish the play. Time to prepare for tomorrow's informal debate.
02s: Informal debate.
04s/06s: Finish your test. Reading pages 60-70.
Monday, October 16th
01s: Informal debate today
02s: Journal entry all class: Write a scene or a short story continuing Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.
04s/06s: Journal entry all class: What would you do if you were given more power than you deserved or needed?
Note: All 4 journals are due Wednesday at the beginning of class.
Tuesday, October 17th
01s: Journal entry all class: Write a scene or a short story continuing Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.
02s: Start A Streetcar Named Desire film.
04s/06s: 10-15 min silent reading or time to fix up journals. Continue reading p.75-90 together.
Wednesday, October 18th
01s: Start A Streetcar Named Desire film.
02s: Continue film.
04s/06s: Hand in all 4 journals at the beginning of class. 10 min silent reading. Continue reading. Finish the novella on your own for Monday, October 23rd (to p.107).
Thursday, October 19th
01s/02s: Continue film.
04s/06s: Full class time to prepare for human rights informal debate tomorrow.
Instructions for debate preparation:
1) The topic is human rights. You must first explain what it means to you.
2) Use 3 points/examples from Shawshank to backup your argument(s).
3) You may refute or debate a point made by your classmate.
Note: an informal debate does not involve standing up or dressing up. This is an in-class activity for talk marks. Participation is key.
Friday, October 20th
01s: Finish film.
02s: Psychoanalyzing Blanche - a class to discuss the play and the mental health of the characters.
04s/06s: Informal debate on human rights all class.
Monday, October 23rd
01s: Psychoanalyzing Blanche - a class to discuss the play and the mental health of the characters.
02s: Your next major term writing: Compare and Contrast Essay.
04s/06s: Final test on Shawshank. Journal.
Tuesday, Oct. 24th
01s/02s: Class time all week to work on your compare and contrast essay. Rough draft due Friday, final copy due Tuesday, Oct. 31st.
04s/06s: Watching Frank Darabont's version of Shawshank. Preparing for your last major writing task of the term.
Wednesday, Oct. 25th
04s/06s: Con't with the film version...
Thursday, Oct. 26th
04s/06s: We might wrap up the film today...
"In the life of the spirit there is no ending that is not a beginning." --Henrietta Szold
Friday, Oct. 27th
O4s/06s: Trashcan experiment and journal (answer 3 questions: 1) what is equality, 2) give a clear example/experience about inequality, 3) Respond to the experiment - how did it make you feel?)
01s: Peer edit
02s: Fun stuff
***Important Note: Essays for 01 and 02 groups are due on Tuesday, October 31st at the start of class. Hard copies only (no online or google classroom versions will be accepted). Unless there is a documented reason (illness or otherwise) for absence on Tuesday, for any late assignments, you will lose 5% of your essay mark each day.
- You must hand in your hard copy in the following format: Typed, double-spaced, MLA final copy, and rough draft underneath. All stapled together.