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Teen Book Recommendations Needed

There is an increasing appetite among STJ bloggers for fresh books to read. At the STJ Library blog the list of books read and reviewed keeps increasing, however, I fear the lack of choice in our current library stacks may … Continue reading

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Precious Gifts: The Consequences of Reading in Grade 10

A student asked me today, “When are we going to start that Poetry unit?” I have more than once looked at the cardboard box of Grade 10 poetry textbooks and asked the same question. The box sits neglected in an … Continue reading

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Better directions for In The News assignments for L.A. 9

Pick a question(s) from “The Human Condition” course focus questions. Read a news story(or 3-5 related stories) that in some way explore “The Human Condition.” (adding RSS widgets from cbc.ca/rss/ is a great way to do this.) Write about the … Continue reading

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Focus Questions for LA 9, English 10, and English 20

After mulling over the possibilities of focus in my own mind, discussion in the STJ forums amongst students, and reflecting on literature choices from the first two weeks of class I’ve decide the following: Language Arts 9 will focus on … Continue reading

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Canadian Poetry Unit Plan

I’ve selected three mini-units for our study of Canadian Poetry: Individuals Losers Outsiders Throughout your study, think carefully and creatively about responses to your course focus questions. Maintain a connection to characters you’ve already studied. Extend your discussion of image, … Continue reading

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Short Story Unit Plan

Given: I have a variety of online etexts of classic short stories. Each story is linked to a discussion forum of the author. I have a Short Story Study Guide template. I figure this template will suffice for a multi-threaded … Continue reading

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Prepare for English Language Arts Finals

For those in the midst, or looking ahead at finals in my LA classes(9, 10-1, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2). Consider the outcomes we’ve tried to achieve. Enhancing the artistry of communication has been a strong technical focus. Skills mastered include … Continue reading

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