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English 10: Worksheet for May 2 
This week, students will work together to define the essay and propose practical solutions for this difficult task. April 30
Weekly Writing Tip: Use the Active Verb
This week: improve your sentences with active verbs.  April 29
Weekly Feature: Watch Out! Practice Safe Computing
This week, Brad gives his advice on four important ways to keep your computer safe and healthy. April 29
Featured Web Site: Grist Magazine
Online environmental magazine with a fresh perspective on these issues. April 28
English 10: Class Notes from April 25
Six student writing samples with teacher comments on revisions and suggestions for improvement. April 26
New Quiz: Canadian Provinces
New quiz for Cheryl's Social Studies 10 students. April 25
Advanced Composition: Worksheet for April 26
Adverb Clauses and "As." Come learn how to use this little word better. April 24
English 10:
Revision of "A Summer Lesson"
View Brad's first revision of the essay, "A Summer Lesson." Detailed comments to help you with your homework assignment. April 23
English 10: Revision of "Learning to Teach"
View Brad's first revision of the essay, "Learning to Teach." Detailed comments to help you with your homework assignment. April 23
Weekly Writing Tip: Is That a Cause or an Effect?
This week: doing careful analysis of causes and their effects.  April 22
New Quiz: Level 3 Social Studies
New quiz on Ontario geography by Brad. April 22
Student Writing: Sample Sentences—April 21
Sentences from Advanced Composition students. Comments on semi-colon, use of would, lists, and on "and so on."  April 21
Weekly Feature: Surfing and Search Engines
This week,  Louise points out some interesting and useful resources to help you make effective Internet searches. April 21
Featured Web Site: Calorie Calculator
Prevention.com has many resources. One of the more interesting ones is their calorie calculator based on your weight and activity. April 21
English 10: Teacher Writing (Two Short Essays)
Two essays written for in-class exercise on April 18, "Learning to Teach," and "A Summer Lesson." April 19
English 10: Worksheet for April 18 (Essay Requirements)
This week, students will write an in-class essay based on an experience similar to Michael Obi's in "Dead Men's Path." In-class essay requirements added for students who missed this class. April 19
Advanced Composition: Worksheet for April 19
On Being Specific. Practice using the senses in your writing. April 17
Weekly Writing Tip: Give Yourself a Chance!
This week: some thoughts and encouragement on drafts in writing.  April 15
Weekly Feature: A Happy Easter!
This week, Jennifer gives us a personal account of Easter when she was a child.  April 15
New Quizzes: Level 3 Science
New quizzes on Bison and Polar Bear readings. April 14
Teacher Writing
Writing about Lunch in a Public Setting
Writer Anne Lamott was the inspiration for this exercise in remembering lunch times with other people. Find out about Brad in Grade 3!  April 14
Featured Web Site:
Chemistry at About.com
About.com is always a good starting place for subject searches. Lots of good links to all the information you require. April 14
New Quiz: Science 10: Elements and Compounds
New quiz for Science 10 students from Tazim. April 13
English 10:
Class Notes from April 11
Answers to questions on Chinua Achebe's story, "Dead Men's Path." April 12
New Quiz: Facing Challenges: Bali (Level 3)
New quiz for Level 3 Grammar and Reading from Helen.   April 11
Level 3 Reading and Grammar: New Class Page
Come to prepare for Helen's classes this week.  April 10
Advanced Composition: Worksheet for April 12
Writing about Having Lunch in a Public Setting. Descriptive writing practice and discussion. April 10
English 10: Worksheet for April 11
Reading Workshop for Chinua Achebe's, "Dead Men's Path." First reading, together in class. April 9
Weekly Writing Tip: Avoiding Deadwood
This week: rules for avoiding redundancy in writing.  April 8
Weekly Feature: Staying Healthy
This week, Tazim points us to two Internet sites that promote healthy living. April 8
Student Writing: New Sample Sentences
Sentences from Advanced Composition students. Includes teacher comments, corrections, and advice.  April 7
Featured Web Site: Firewalls for Free
Having a high speed Internet connection is great, BUT you must protect your computer. Find out how to do that, for free! April 7
Job and Career Page New Listings
Visit our Job and Career page for up-to-date information on work and educational opportunities in British Columbia. April 6
English 10: Class Notes from April 4
Notes from the class discussion on pitfalls in persuasion. April 5
English 10: Teacher Writing Samples
Two multi-paragraph compositions done for the class in-class exercise on persuasion.  NOTE: Both compositions are written as opposing views to the majority view in each class. April 5
Advanced Composition: Worksheet for April 5
The importance of metaphor. Introduction to metaphor, simile, and personification with writing practice to follow. April 3
New Quiz: Manitoba History (Social Studies Level 3)
New quiz on the second two pages of the Manitoba reading. April 2
English 10:
Worksheet for April 4
Pitfalls in Persuasion. A look at common errors in logic that affect the credibility of your persuasive argument. April 2
Weekly Feature: Useful Internet Sites
This week, Paul brings us four Internet sites for students with detailed explanations of each one's features. April 1
Weekly Writing Tip: Using Quotations (5)
This week: rules for punctuating your quotations correctly.  April 1
English 10: Class Notes from March 28
Notes from the class discussion on writing persuasively. ADDED: Two links to information about the Kuwaiti incubator babies incident in advance of the Gulf War as discussed in class. April 1


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