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Advanced Composition: Commas: Appositives and Quotations
Learn to use the comma in two more advanced ways.  October 30
English 10: Solving School Cheating: A Sample Essay
Two drafts of a teacher sample essay.  October 30
English 10: Essay on Cheating: Group Revision Workshop
Be sure to bring both copies of your essay for the class workshop.  October 30
Hallowe'en: Weekly Feature from October 2000
Cheryl's weekly feature from last Hallowe'en contains links to interesting information on this children's holiday.  October 29
New Quiz: Halloween
Ten question multiple choice hosted at the International TESL site.  October 29
Weekly Feature: Energy Conservation
This week, Tazim points us to two valuable sites that can help save money this winter!  October 28
Weekly Writing Tip: Making Your Writing Specific
Two student sentences are shown that demonstrate good, strong use of specific vocabulary. Includes detailed teacher comments.  October 28
Teacher Writing: The Jaywalker
Brad's latest paragraph demonstrates two uses of the useful mark of punctuation—the dash.  October 28
Featured Web Site: Information Overload
An article, first posted on CNN in 1997, that has practical advice for managing information (especially important these days!).  October 27
New Quizzes: Vocabulary for "Plant Power"
Two new vocabulary matching quizzes for Helen's Level 3 classes.  October 24
Advanced Composition: Making the Dash Work for You
Come learn to use the dash in two ways—as an interruption and as an informal colon.  October 23
English 10: English 10 Essay on Cheating
This week, come to class to work on your first draft of an essay on cheating.  October 23
Teacher Writing: How My Life Has Changed
Brad's latest paragraph on the personal effects of September 11 demonstrates comparison contrast structures.  October 20
Weekly Feature: Tips for Learning and Using Vocabulary
This week, Trudi gives good advice and points to two valuable Internet sites for further study.  October 22
Weekly Writing Tip: Word Order
Brad uses a student sentence example to demonstrate variety in word order.  October 21
New Quiz: Vocabulary Quiz on "Say Hey."
Eighteen question cloze quiz for Louise's Literature and Composition 4 students (anyone can try!).  October 20
All Students: Certificate Test Schedule for Fall 2001
Make plans for the tests. Please note that students who are not writing a test will NOT be attending classes during the tests.  October 20
Featured Web Site: Maps of Afghanistan
See maps of the country.  October 20
English 10: Required Reading - Class Notes for Oct. 17
Notes from class AND a writing sample from one of our Grade 10 students on the character of Thord in the story, "The Father."  October 18
Advanced Composition: The World: Changed Forever?
Many commentators have stated that Sept. 11 has changed our world forever. Learn comparison structures to express your views.  October 16
English 10: A Lesson in Internet Plagiarism
This week, an examination of this important problem. Includes a link to our class reading.  October 16
Student Writing: My Father
Grade 10 student Jason writes a moving description of his father. In response to the assignment, "A Real Character: Exercise in Description."  October 15
New Quiz: The Scientific Method (Level 3 Science)
Ten question multiple choice, for students in Brad, Pat, and Cheryl's Level 3 science classes.  October 15
Weekly Feature: Road Sense
This week, Helen offers safety information for all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.  October 14
Weekly Writing Tip: A Way to Interrupt: Parentheses
Brad looks at this useful punctuation and gives examples.  October 14
Communications 12: Links for Poetry
Louise provides three Internet links for Emily Dickinson.  October 13
New Quiz: Science 10 Quiz on Energy
Matching quiz for Tazim's Science 10 students.  October 13
Teacher Writing: A Special Haven
Brad's latest paragraph demonstrates descriptive writing. Find out about one of his favourite places.  October 13
Featured Web Site: The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
A great (and free) Canadian resource helpful for Social Studies and any other student wanting Canadian information.  October 13
English 10: Required Reading - Class Notes for Oct. 10
Teacher notes written after the two class held on October 10. Important to read.  October 11
Advanced Composition: Description: Writing about a Place
Find out about and practice the four rules of good description  October 9
English 10: Group Questions and Writing Assignment
Class worksheet for the story, "The Father."  October 9
Weekly Writing Tip: Poetic Terms: Symbol
Brad continues his series with an explanation of symbol.  October 7
Weekly Feature: Using Synonyms
This week, Jennifer outlines this important grammatical concept, with examples, and links to quizzes online.  October 8
New Quiz: Thanksgiving Day Vocabulary Quiz
Eight question cloze quiz for Pat's Reading Skills 4+ class. Anyone can try this delicious quiz!  October 7
Teacher Writing: My Job at the Telephone Company
Brad's latest paragraph demonstrates three uses of the infinitive noun.  October 5
New Quiz: Vocabulary Quiz for Helen's English Level 3
Five question cloze quiz on the reading, "Genetically Altered Tomato Approved."  October 5
Featured Web Site: Test Your Reading Speed
Use the pages at Turboread.com to test your reading speed and comprehension. Tips for increasing reading speed.  October 6
English 10: Required Reading - Class Notes
Teacher notes written after the two class held on October 3. Important to read.  October 5
New Quiz: Luis W. Alvarez (page 75-77) Review
Eight question cloze quiz for Louise's Literature and Composition Level 4. October 2
Advanced Composition: Using the Infinitive as Noun
Practice using the infinitive as subject, subject complement, and object in Thursday's class.  October 2
English 10: A Real Character: Exercise in Description
Discover how writers use description to bring us interesting characters by doing it yourself! For October 3 class.  October 2
New Quiz: BC Climate for Social Studies Level 3
Ten question multiple choice for Brad's SS Level 3. October 1
Weekly Feature: Focus on Homonyms
This week, Pat outlines this important grammatical concept, with examples, and a quiz to test you at the end!  October 1
Weekly Writing Tip: Poetic Terms: Other Rhymes
Brad continues his series with an explanation of internal and feminine rhyme.  October 1



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