Monday, March 28 - Handed back "Spot the Error" - direct dialogue and compound sentence review - Set "Comma Splice cartoon" assignment front page is due in class and the back page is homework for tomorrow. - reminded students that the Symbolism project is due today. My policy is that if the work comes in on time, I will accept redo's and corrections. If the work does not come in on assigned day, then no redo's or corrections or edits will be accepted. - continued to work on building understanding and confidence using the compound sentence! - Read the short story "Totem" by Thomas King.
As part of our reading of "Totem" this came up in conversation: how are the Atlantic provinces different from the Maritime provinces? Answer: (a quick google) Atlantic Canada includes the entire region — the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Maritime Canada (or the Maritimes) includes New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, but not Newfoundland and Labrador.Jan 29, 2019 Now you know!
Tuesday, March 29
Homework - Comma Splice to be handed in Homework - Symbolism project to be handed in Today: Re-read "Totem" with a close look to what could be considered as symbol and the implication of such. Allegory - how is this story an allegory - homework - fill in the symbolism handout Study up! Note: quiz on using quotation marks and punctuation in direct dialogue will be coming to you on WEDNESDAY - that's tomorrow!
Wednesday, March 30 1) Quiz on Direct Dialogue - hand in 2) Symbolism "Totem" hand in 3) Read novels until everyone else is done quiz 4) students worked on Symbolism project!
Thursday, March 31
1. Hand out individual report of marks 2. Discussed "Totem" by Thomas King 3. Talked about the similarities and differences between the allegory, the fable, the metaphor. See the Youtube videos below for another explanation which may be helpful in creating the snapshot assignment. 4. Assigned the snapshot assignment - Due Friday, April 1 Box 1: 4 facts about Thomas King 4 titles of his writing Box 2: What is an allegory? Explain how "Totem" is an allegory. Box 3 Compare and Contrast Similarities and Differences between Allegory to Fable Fable to Legend Metaphor to Allegory Box 4: What are the conflicts Box 5: Title and Author 5. Watch Is The Wizard of Oz an allegory. This is a fun look at a very popular story. See below.