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Weekly Feature: April Fool's Day
This week, Pat will not be discussing April Fool's Day. Well, then again, maybe she will! Fooled you! Includes history and vocabulary.  March 31
Site Map: Revised and Improved Contents for PALC.Net
A helpful index of our pages arranged to make it easier than ever to find your way around our site.  March 30
Featured Web Site: Easter Eggs
Ever wonder about the origins of Easter eggs? Find out!  March 30
New Quiz: Confusing Words: Level H Grammar
Ten multiple choice questions test your knowledge of the confusing word pairs: set/sit; lie/lay; its/it's; learn/teach; bored/boring. March 27
Weekly Writing Tip: Primary versus Secondary Sources: Which to Use?
Do you know the difference? Brad comments on how a student's use of sources affects a teacher's marking (and which will get the best marks). March 25
Weekly Feature: Holidays and Celebrations from Around the World
This week, Tazim points out some interesting Web sites to find out more about the whys and hows of holidays and celebrations.  March 24
Featured Web Site: Fear & Favor 2000: How Power Shapes the News
Do you trust what you read in the newspaper and see on TV? If you do, then a visit to this Web site will open your eyes to media manipulation of the news. March 23
Student Writing: "Learning Japanese" 
An expository essay written by Perry, based on an assignment for English 10 on student experiences while learning a new language. An excellent demonstration of the use of specific and interesting examples. March 23
New Quiz: The Eyes Pop Out; The Ear Plays; The Nose Leads (Idioms)
Ten multiple choice questions test your knowledge of idioms. Taken from the Friday 2:45 English Skills 3B-C class.   March 19
New Quizzes: Vocabulary for Helen's Weekly Feature
One matching and one crossword quiz for the vocabulary in Helen's Weekly Feature on The Red Cross.  March 18
Weekly Writing Tip: What's a "Controlling" Idea?
"Controlling" ideas are crucial to successful topic sentences. Find out more in today's tip. March 18
English 10: Results of the Writer's Workshop on the Essay
Notes and discussion of essay titles, functions of the introduction and conclusion, the body paragraph, and topic sentences. Student examples are used for each topic. March 18
Weekly Feature: The Canadian Red Cross
This week, Helen brings us information on the activities of this important organization. March 17
Featured Web Site: St Patrick's Day
Today is St Patrick's Day. Find out more! March 17
English Skills 3B-C: Examples of Ear, Nose, and Eye Idioms
Idioms of the eyes, the ears, and the nose. March 16
Student Writing: "Little Bird" 
Another new story, written by Lilian, a Grade 10 English student at the ALC. March 16
Social Studies 10: Links for Canadian Politics
Two new Web resources for Cheryl's classes. March 16
Advanced Composition: Essay Evaluation Workshop
Bring your completed comparison contrast essays for detailed discussion and evaluation of the strong and weak points in your writing.  March 12
English 10 Writer's Workshop: Examining, Discussing, and Revising
This week, we will examine student work (essay) in a full class workshop on making our writing more effective. Teacher sample essay for topic. March 11
Spring Break Closure: Why Do We Close?
Answers to your questions about why the centre will close for three weeks this Spring Break. March 11
Weekly Feature: Essay Writing Tips
This week, L gives a complete outline of everything a student needs to know about writing a successful test essay. March 10
Weekly Writing Tip: Keep a Style Manual by Your Side
An indispensable tool for any writer. March 10
Teacher Writing: Americans and Canadians the Same? No Way!
Brad demonstrates comparison contrast writing in an essay created from an original paragraph. View both the paragraph and the resulting essay. March 9
New Quiz: Vocabulary for Who Has Seen the Wind
New fill-in-the-blank quiz on Chapter 3 vocabulary for the novel, Who Has Seen the Wind. Word list included so any student may try it.  March 9
Communications 12: Assignments for Spring Break
Louise has given homework for Spring Break to help you make the best use of your extra time!  Includes Louise's new Shakespeare Links page. March 9
Featured Web Site: GetNetWise
Information about keeping your kids safe while using the 'Net. Includes an Online Safety Guide, Web Sites for Kids, and Tools for Families.  March 9
English 10 Teacher Writing: "A Foolish, but Earnest Language Learner"
Sample essay for the assignment due next Wednesday, March 13. March 7
Advanced Composition: Expanding a Paragraph into an Essay
This week, we'll use last week's assignment as a basis for writing a short essay.  March 5
Literature and Composition 4: Writing about Protest
One of our rights as citizens of Canada is to protest peacefully. Writing assignment based on our reading, "A Courageous Stand." March 5
English 10: "Feeling a Fool while Going to School"
This week, the class will read an article from The Globe and Mail by a Canadian man learning to speak Mandarin. March 5
English Skills 3B-C: Sample Dialogue using Idiom
Sample dialogue using idioms we've studied so far. Remember: your group dialogue is due for presentation this Friday, March 8! March 3
Weekly Writing Tip: Comparison Contrast Sentence Examples
Review some student and teacher example sentences useful for writing comparison and contrast paragraphs. March 3
Weekly Feature: It's Tax Time, Again!
This week, Louise discusses an important benefit available to people with children. Reading this feature may save you money! March 3
Student Writing: "Sharon's Hamster" 
Another new story, written by Jacqueline, a Grade 10 English student at the ALC. March 2
Featured Web Site: Artificial Intelligence
Link to a top site to learn more about AI (Artificial Intelligence). Expect big changes in the years to come based on these new technologies.  March 2
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