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Teacher Writing: "Different Views of Freedom" and "An Ideal Freedom"
Two sample paragraphs for the most recent assignment for English 10 students. February 28
Advanced Composition: Is that a Comparison or a Contrast ?
Learn two effective methods for writing a comparison contrast paragraph. Useful sentence structures will be given as well.  February 26
English 10: Working with Comparison Contrast
Workshop on using comparison contrast. Sentence structures provided for a revision of your paragraph on William Stafford's poem, "Freedom." February 26
New Quiz: "A Courageous Stand" Vocabulary
Ten multiple choice questions test vocabulary for Literature and Composition 4 reading, "A Courageous Stand." February 25
English 10: Notes on Class Discussion on "Freedom"
Notes on a class discussion on the meaning of the term, "freedom." February 24
Weekly Writing Tip: Student (and Teacher) Examples: Semicolons
Review some student example sentences using the semicolon correctly. Semicolons are a useful and sophisticated tool for writers. February 24
Weekly Feature: Recycling
This week, Tazim discusses recycling, and points out some fun and informative resources for you to explore. February 24
New Quiz: Who Has Seen the Wind (Chapters 1 and 2)
Fill-in-the-blank vocabulary quiz from Louise. Word list provided so any student can give it a try! February 24
Teacher Writing: Fixing Things
Brad uses adjective + preposition + gerund combinations in a paragraph about one of his favourite pastimes. February 23
Student Writing: "The Rice Wine" 
A short story written by a Grade 10 English student at the ALC. February 23
Student Writing: "Allen's Ordinary Saturday" 
A short story written by a Grade 10 English student at the ALC. February 23
Featured Web Site: Worldwide Country Maps
A simple, alphabetical index to find any country's map.  February 23
The Glass Menagerie: Scene 7 Assignment 
Assignment for Scene 7 of the play. February 19
English 10: Definition and Writing a Comparison
This week, we'll define the word "freedom" and then examine a poem titled "Freedom" in order to prepare for writing a comparison. February 18
Advanced Composition: Adjective + Preposition + Gerund
Practice using a number of common adjective + preposition + gerund combinations. February 18
New Quiz: Let's Face It! Idioms with "Face"
Quiz on the idioms studied in the February 15 English Skills 3B-C class. February 18
Lit & Comp 4 (Persuasive Writing Sample): 
Fast Food? Be Careful What You Eat

Brad's paragraph illustrates persuasive writing, and includes links to sources used to provide facts and examples for his paragraph. February 17
Weekly Writing Tip: Adding Detail after the Object
Learn how to use the appositive phrase at the END of a sentence in order to add detail on the noun in your sentence object. February 17
Weekly Feature: On Cloning
This week, Paul explains how the controversial procedure called cloning works and points out good information for further study. February 17
English Skills 3B-C: Idioms from the "Face" 
Results of our discussion on English idioms using "face." Remember to look for a quiz on this topic later in the week. February 17
Teacher Writing: The Ones I Love
Brad uses vigorous verbs to describe the ones he loves from an assignment on the use of active verbs in writing. February 16
Featured Web Site: Google's Image Search
The easiest and quickest way to find a picture of anything!  February 16
The Glass Menagerie: Scene 6 Assignment 
Assignment for Scene 6 of the play. February 15
English 10: Notes on Revising a Story
Notes on a class discussion on the what and how of revision. Excerpts from the excellent first drafts from a number of students along with teacher comments. February 14
New Quiz: Level 3B-C Vocabulary
"The Scoop on Ben & Jerry's" Vocabulary quiz for Helen's classes. February 14
New Quiz: The Scientific Method
Short answer quiz for Tazim's Science 5/10. February 12
Literature and Composition 4: Worksheet on Persuasive Paragraphs
Worksheet outlines how to write a successful persuasive paragraph. February 12
Advanced Composition: In Honour of Saint Valentine: Vigorous Verbs
Learn to use active verbs AND write about love in Thursday's class. February 11
English 10: Guided Revision of a Short Story
Remember to complete your homework in order to participate in a guided revision of your short story. For class on February 13. February 11
New Quiz: Wrap Your Head Around This! Idioms from the "Head"
Quiz on the idioms studied in the February 8 English Skills 3B-C class. February 11
Weekly Writing Tip: Where Do I Begin?
A humourous discussion of the age-old question: Where do I begin? February 10
English Skills 3B-C: Idioms from the "Head" 
Results of our discussion on English idioms using "head." Remember to look for a quiz on this topic later this week. For next week's class: Let's Face it Together! February 10
Teacher Pages: Brad; Carey; Cheryl; Louise; Pat; Patricia; Tazim
Updated for 2002 winter term. Find additional information and resources from your class teacher at these pages. February 10
Weekly Feature: Laura Secord: A Great Canadian
This week, Jennifer writes a short essay on Laura Secord, a great Canadian connected to our celebration of Valentine's Day. February 10
Featured Web Site: Salt Lake 2002 Olympics
Massive amounts of information on the current Olympics at Salt Lake City, Utah.  February 9
Teacher Writing: Expecting Changes
Brad compares himself now with his younger self. From an Advanced Composition assignment illustrating the use of degrees of comparison. February 9
The Glass Menagerie: Scene 5 Assignment 
Assignment for Scene 5 of the play. February 9
English 10: Notes on The Trout 
Answers to the four questions on Sean O'Failain's story, The Trout, from both the morning and afternoon classes. February 6
New Info Page: Carey's Classes 
Information on Carey's ongoing classes. February 6
Advanced Composition: Degrees of Comparison: Harder or Hardest?
Review the three degrees of comparison and practice in a comparison paragraph. February 5
English 10: The Trout: Comprehension Quiz 
How well do you remember the details of our assigned story? February 4
English 10: Group Work for The Trout 
Outline of our class activities for Wednesday, February 6. Includes this week's homework assignment. February 4
Weekly Feature: Reliable Health Information
This week, Louise links us to a Canadian government source of health information you can trust. February 3
Weekly Writing Tip: Persuasion or Propaganda?
A short discussion on the difference between persuasion and propaganda. Important information in these confusing times! February 3
Summer Program: Dates and Times
Make your plans for our 2002 summer session. February 2
Teacher Writing: A Close Brush with Death
Brad writes on taking a risk, illustrating two uses of the semicolon. February 2
Featured Web Site: Visual Thesaurus (ThinkMap)
An incredible resource for anyone learning more about vocabulary.  February 2

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