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acct12Welcome to the Communications 12 Assignment Page
These are the assignments for the daytime Communications 12 class, held Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Your assignments from the class can be found below, so if you miss class, you can still be up to date. We should have a challenging and interesting year reading, discussing and writing about many kinds of literature. See the Outline for Communications 12


June 11 Communications 12

 

In class today, we wrote Part Two of the final exam. If you missed the class, you need to come and talk to me.

 

Please return all your novels and your text.

 

Thrsday, June 13 Appointments with me to receive your final mark.

June 6 Communications 12

 

A reminder: all work must be handed in by today. If not, you need to come and talk to me.

In class today, we wrote the Final Exam Part 1 Writing and Grammar. If you missed the test, you need to talk to me.

 

Tuesday, June 11 –Final Exam Part 2 – Reading- 1 fiction passage, one poem, and 1 non-fiction passage. Comprehension questions-multiple choice and short answer-in complete sentences. Literary terms from short stories and poetry, Lucy Gray, persuasion

Thursday, June 13 - appointment with me to receive final mark

To prepare for the final exam:

a) review all grammar #1-#10

b) review all the kinds of paragraphs we studied this semester:, description, process, comparison/contrast and persuasive;

c) review the definitions of the elements of fiction: character, setting, plot and theme

d) review the vocabulary from the short stories

e) review the poetry terms

f) review the poems

g) know two stanzas of Lucy Gray

h) Persuasive strategies

 

Please return novels.

June 4 Communications 12

 

In class today, we wrote the Essay #2 test. If you missed class, you must go to the lab to write the test.

 

Important Dates: All work must be handed in to me by Thursday, June 6. If not, the course is not complete and you will not receive a final mark.

 

Thursday, June 6  Final Exam Part 1 Grammar and Writing: sentences with vocabulary from short stories and two paragraphs-one on a general topic and one related to your novel. (no essays)

Tuesday, June 11 –Final Exam Part 2 – Reading- 1 fiction passage, one poem, and 1 non-fiction passage. Comprehension questions-multiple choice and short answer-in complete sentences. Literary terms from short stories and poetry, Lucy Gray, persuasion

Thursday, June 13 - appointment with me to receive final mark

To prepare for the final exam:

a) review all grammar #1-#10

b) review all the kinds of paragraphs we studied this semester:, description, process, comparison/contrast and persuasive;

c) review the definitions of the elements of fiction: character, setting, plot and theme

d) review the vocabulary from the short stories

e) review the poetry terms

f) review the poems

g) know two stanzas of Lucy Gray

h) Persuasive strategies

May 30 Communications 12

 

In class today, we wrote the Essay 1 Test.

 

Important Dates: All work must be handed in to me by Thursday, June 6. If not, the course is not complete and you will not receive a final mark.

 

Tuesday, June 4- Essay #3 Test

Thursday, June 6  Final Exam Part 1 Grammar and Writing: sentences with vocabulary from short stories and two paragraphs-one on a general topic and one related to your novel. (no essays)

Tuesday, June 11 –Final Exam Part 2 – Reading- 1 fiction passage, one poem, and 1 non-fiction passage. Comprehension questions-multiple choice and short answer-in complete sentences. Literary terms from short stories and poetry, Lucy Gray, persuasion

Thursday, June 13 - appointment with me to receive final mark

To prepare for the final exam:

a) review all grammar #1-#10

b) review all the kinds of paragraphs we studied this semester:, description, process, comparison/contrast and persuasive;

c) review the definitions of the elements of fiction: character, setting, plot and theme

d) review the vocabulary from the short stories

e) review the poetry terms

f) review the poems

g) know two stanzas of Lucy Gray

h) Persuasive strategies

 

Catch up on all homework.

 

 

May 28 Communications 12

 

In class today, we reviewed Lucy Gray poetry terms, strategies for persuasion and worked on a poem, Stopping by Woods (2 handouts)

 

Important Dates: All work must be handed in to me by Thursday, June 6. If not, the course is not complete and you will not receive a final mark.

 

Tuesday, May 30th Essay #1&2 test-whole class; review your two essays and your error book. Review Evergreen

Tuesday, June 4- Essay #3 Test

Thursday, June 6  Final Exam Part 1 Grammar and Writing: sentences with vocabulary from short stories and two paragraphs-one on a general topic and one related to your novel. (no essays)

Tuesday, June 11 –Final Exam Part 2 – Reading- 1 fiction passage, one poem, and 1 non-fiction passage. Comprehension questions-multiple choice and short answer-in complete sentences. Literary terms from short stories and poetry, Lucy Gray, persuasion

Thursday, June 13 - appointment with me to receive final mark

To prepare for the final exam:

a) review all grammar #1-#10

b) review all the kinds of paragraphs we studied this semester:, description, process, comparison/contrast and persuasive;

c) review the definitions of the elements of fiction: character, setting, plot and theme

d) review the vocabulary from the short stories

e) review the poetry terms

f) review the poems

g) know two stanzas of Lucy Gray

h) Persuasive strategies

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday

1.      Grammar 10.2 We’re finished grammar!

 

2.      Stopping by Woods Worksheet

 

 

May 23 Communications 12

 

Important Dates: All work must be handed in to me by Thursday, June 6. If not, the course is not complete and you will not receive a final mark.

 

Tuesday, May 30th Essay #1&2 test-whole class; review your two essays and your error book. Review Evergreen

Tuesday, June 4- Essay #3 Test

Thursday, June 6  Final Exam Part 1 Grammar and Writing: sentences with vocabulary from short stories and two paragraphs-one on a general topic and one related to your novel. (no essays)

Tuesday, June 11 –Final Exam Part 2 – Reading- 1 fiction passage, one poem, and 1 non-fiction passage. Comprehension questions-multiple choice and short answer-in complete sentences. Literary terms from short stories and poetry, Lucy Gray, persuasion

Thursday, June 13 - appointment with me to receive final mark

To prepare for the final exam:

a) review all grammar #1-#10

b) review all the kinds of paragraphs we studied this semester:, description, process, comparison/contrast and persuasive;

c) review the definitions of the elements of fiction: character, setting, plot and theme

d) review the vocabulary from the short stories

e) review the poetry terms

f) review the poems

g) know two stanzas of Lucy Gray

h) Persuasive strategies

 

**Make sure you are caught up on all your homework.

 

In class today, we reviewed vocabulary from Thank You, Ma’am and The Sniper, and wrote a poetry test.

 

If you missed class, see Louise about writing the poetry test.

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday Grammar 10.1-worksheet

May 16 Communications 12

 

In class today, we worked on cover (employment) letters and a portfolio review (2 handouts)

 

Poetry test on Tuesday, Dec. 18th

  • New poem.
  • To prepare-read over all the poems we have done so far and questions. Review Poetry Handout-know all the terms.

 

 

Homework: Due Tuesday

Grammar 9.1: Complete the worksheet.

 

1.      Complete the Portfolio Review Exercise.

Due Thursday

2.      Cover letter: Look for a job advertisement in the newspaper or on the Internet (you can also make up a job) and write a cover (employment letter) applying for the job. Follow standard business letter format. Word process your letter if possible.

3.      Catch up on missed assignments.

May 14 Communications 12

 

**Make sure you are caught up on all your homework.

 

In class today, we reviewed vocabulary from Thank You, Ma’am, started Essay #3 and worked on Novel Paper 4. (1 handout)

 

If you missed class, see Louise about writing the poetry test.

 

Poetry test on Thurs., May 23

  • New poem.
  • To prepare-read over all the poems we have done so far and questions. Review Poetry Handout-know all the terms.

 

Homework:

Grammar 8.4-worksheet

 

  1. Essay #3: write a 250-300 word essay on the following topic:

            Your goals for the summer, the next year and for the next five years.

      (Follow standard five paragraph essay structure)

 

You can approach the topic anyway you like. Choose how to narrow it. Focus on writing detailed and specific sentences and well developed paragraphs which will lead to a great essay.

 

  1. Novel Paper 4 due Thursday, May 16.

May 9 Communications 12

 

In class today, we worked on finished up the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, worked on Essay #2, and started business letters. (1 handout)

 

Bring your novel for Tuesday, May 14

 

For Thursday, May 16  Make sure you bring all the assignments you have completed from the beginning of the course-especially, your paragraphs, essays, novel papers and poems

 

 

Due Tuesday

Grammar 8.3: Complete the worksheet-Run-ons etc.(Evergreen: 7th edition  pages 358-368; 8th edition pages 371-381.)

 

1.      Essay #2: Write a five paragraph essay of about 300 words on the things that make you happy. Follow standard essay structure.

 

Due Thursday

2.    Following standard business letter format, write a complaint letter about a product or a service you are unhappy about. If you can, word-process it. Pay attention to the format! (Get the handout)


May 7 Communications 12

 

In class today, we wrote a reading test and a comparison/contrast paragraph test.

 

If you missed class, please go to the lab and ask for the Ch. 10 Comparison and reading test.

 

Homework: Due Tuesday

 

Grammar #8.2 From the Grammar 8.1 worksheet Using Gerunds and Infinitives Worksheet, Choose two words from each column of the Verbs Followed by Gerund/Infinitive list, and write six sentences using the correct verbal form.

 

 

  1. Catch up on any missing homework. If you are not sure what you are missing, see Louise.
  2. Read your novel for May 14

May 2 Communications 12

 

In class today, we finished up the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud and did some essay review.

 

Note: Reading and Ch. 10 Comparison/Contrast test on Tuesday, May 7; Review Ch. 10 Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs; look over your paragraph and look over “Your Errors”

 

Grammar 8.1: Complete the worksheet.

 

  1. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Do questions 1-9 on the worksheet.
  2. Read your novel for May 16

April 30 Communications 12

 

In class today, we worked on did Essay Review #2 and 3, assigned Essay #1 and worked on a new poem. (1 handout)

 

Note: Reading and Ch. 10 Comparison/Contrast test on Tuesday, May 7; Review Ch. 10 Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs; look over your paragraph and look over “Your Errors”

 

9-9:15 Grammar Writing:

Grammar #7.4 Subject Verb Agreement Worksheet Review

Reference Evergreen: Chapter 27

 

Due Tuesday

  1. Essay #1

Write a five paragraph essay of about 300 words on the following:

Which time in the past would you like to travel to and explain why. (Follow standard essay format which we have been studying: introduction, three body paragraphs and conclusion. Your intro and conclusion should each have at least three sentences. Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence and conclusion.)

Think about concrete and specific examples and details.

 

  1. Keep reading your novels for May 14th.

April 25 Communications 12

 

In class today, we reviewed persuasion and did some timed reading practice..

 

Homework: Due Tuesday

 

Grammar 7.3 (Evergreen  7th edition-pages 499-500; 8th edition-pages 522-523)

Write one or two sentences to show you know the difference between:

  1. their/there/they’re
  2. than/then
  3. through/though

 

 

  1. Read: Evergreen 7th ed. page 153 and 8th ed.  page 161.

 

  1. Due Tuesday  Evergreen 7th ed.  pages 160-162 and 8th ed.  pages 169-170 Practice 5.

 

  1. Catch up on any missing homework. If you are not sure what you are missing, see Louise.

April 23 Communications 12

 

In class today, we worked on persuasion.

 

Grammar #7.2 Look Alikes (Evergreen 7th edition pages 497-498; 8th edition pages 521-522)

Write one or two interesting sentences to show you know the difference between:

  1. rise/raise
  2. sit/set
  3. suppose/supposed

 

Due Tuesday

  1. Lucy Gray: Memorize Stanza 6
  2. Read your novels.
  3. Evergreen:  7th edition -read pages 159-162 and do Practice 4       

8th edition- read pages 167-170- Practice 4

April 18 Communications 12

 

In class today, we wrote the reading and Chapter 7 Descriptive Paragraph test.

 

If you missed class, go to the Lab when you have time and ask for the Chapter 7 Descriptive Paragraph test and the reading test. Write “For Louise” on it.

 

 

Homework: Due Tuesday

Grammar 7.1 (Evergreen 7th edition pages 496-497; 8th edition pages 519-521))

 

Write one or two interesting sentences to show you know the difference between:

1.      lose/loose

2.      past/passed

3.      quiet/quit/quite

 

1.      Lucy Gray: Memorize Stanza 5

2.      Read Capitalism several times; do Q1-8 on the paper; answer #8 and 9 in complete sentences on a separate piece of paper.

3.      Read your novels every day.

April 16 Communications 12

 

In class today, we worked on cinquains and on Paper 3 for our novels. (2 handouts)

 

Reading and Description Test on Thursday, April 18-you can bring your description vocabulary sheet. No dictionaries or texts. To prepare- look over your description paragraph and your error book.

 

9-9:15 Grammar Writing:

Grammar #6.1 Look Alikes (Evergreen 7th edition page 493-495; 8th edition pages 516-518)

Write one or two interesting sentences to show you know the difference between:

  1. accept and except.
  2. affect and effect.
  3. it’s and its

 

Due Thursday:

  1. Lucy Gray: Memorize Stanza 4
  2. Your two Cinquains
  3. Novel Paper 3- The Open Mind and your character trait paragraph.
  4. Read your novels every day.

 

April 11 Communications 12

 

In class today, we studied comparison and contrast paragraphs and wrote poems in groups.

 

Reading and Description Test on Thursday, April 18-you can bring your description vocabulary sheet. No dictionaries or texts. To prepare- look over your description paragraph and your error book.

 

Bring your novel for Tuesday, April 16

 

:

Due Tuesday

9-9:15 Grammar Writing:

Grammar #5.4 Toss Out Tired Verbs

Complete Student Activity 17 and 18

 

  1. Practice Stanza 1 ,2 and 3 of Lucy Gray from memory.

 

Due Tuesday

Chapter 10 Comparison / Contrast  Paragraph

2.   In a paragraph of 150-200 words, write a comparison or a contrast or a comparison/contrast paragraph on the following:

                                                              i.      TJ from Antaeus and Roger from Thank you, M’am

 

 Remember to write this in standard paragraph form with a title, topic sentence, supporting details and concluding sentence.  Remember to use specific, concrete words. Avoid general words-nice, good, etc.

April 9 Communications 12

 

In class today, we began reviewing essays and finished studying Lucy Gray. (1 handout)

 

Bring your novel for April 16

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday:

  1. Grammar #5.3 Prepositions Again-Where is Superman? Where is Vancouver? Where is Your House? Where is Love? Fill in the table following the pattern of the example.
  2.  You need to use three prepositions
  3. Evergreen Reference  7th edition page 338-339; 8th ed. Pg.348-349

Noun

Verb

Prepositional Phrase

Prepositional Phrase

Prepositional Phrase

Superman

flies

in the sky

with Lois Lane

over Burnaby.

Vancouver

 

 

 

 

My house

 

 

 

 

Love

 

 

 

 

Truth

 

 

 

 

Peace

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Memorize Stanza 3 of Lucy Gray
  2. Complete Rhyme Scheme handout
  3. Answer Questions 1-8 (on Lucy Gray handout). Remember:

         Answer in complete sentences with the question in the answer.

         Use support from the poem-just like short story answers.

         For support, use your own words or a quote-remember the quote should be short, in quotation marks with the line number in brackets (l. 4).

         rite you answers on separate lined paper.

 

  1.  Read your novel everyday- finish and start a new one by April 16

 

April 4 Communications 12

 

In class today, we practiced Lucy Gray and wrote a short story test. If you missed the test, you should see Louise.

 

 

Grammar #5.2

Parallelism

Evergreen book, 7th edition pages 277-278; 8th edition pages 287-288:

Read and do Practice 10-#1-6, and Practice 11-choose two

 

Memorize Stanza 2 of Lucy Gray.


April 2 Communications 12

 

In class today, we reviewed the vocabulary from the short stories, discussed descriptive paragraphs and began working on the poem, Lucy Gray.

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday

Grammar #5.1

Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors

Evergreen: 7th edition: Read pages 323-324 and 8th edition: pages 334-336

Do Practice 8, Practice 9-choose two, Practice 10-choose two.

 

  1. Descriptive Paragraph:

Write a paragraph of about 150-200 words describing the place you visited on our imaginary trip. (If you missed class, imagine a place you would like to go back to. Imagine what you can see, hear, taste, touch and smell.)

Focus on writing actively. Think of the worksheet we did.

Include at least two of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch.

After reading your paragraph, the reader will be able to “see, or hear or smell” in his mind your particular scene.

 

  1. Reread Lucy Gray several times-put questions marks by the parts you don’t understand. (orally or written)-you don’t have to hand this work in. We will continue work on the poem on Thursday.

Memorize Stanza 1

  1. Read novels everyday-you should be finished and started a new one by Apr. 16

 

March 28 Communications 12

 

In class today, we did a reading test and the Chapter 5 Illustration test. If you missed the class, talk to Louise to arrange another version of the test.

 

Short Story Test: Thursday, April 4

         a new story

        You will answer questions on in in complete sentences providing support from the story using your own words or a short quote. You have to explain why the quote supports your opinion.

         To prepare: look over all your short story questions and answers.

         Study the notes on character, setting, plot and theme.

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday

 

Grammar #4.4 Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished. Use your

Evergreen Writing book for a reference –

7th edition pages 416-423; 8th edition pages 435-441.

 

  1. Write a sentence using a collective noun.

Choose the correct pronoun:

  1. Your story is much longer than (she, her, hers).
  2. Between you and (I, me), I didn’t do my homework.
  3. (Who, whom) will answer the door?
  4. To (who, whom) are you going to give the prize.
  5. (Who, Whom) do you want to give the candy to?

 

 

1.      Read your novels. You should be finished one and have started a new one by April 16.

2.      Do the Poetry Pre-test and learn terms you don’t know.

3.      Catch up on missing homework.



March 26 Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #4.3, did some practice reading and started some work on poetry.

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday

 

Grammar #4.3

Avoiding Vagueness: Read Evergreen

7th edition: pages 312-314; 8th edition pages 322-324.

 

The following sentences are dull and general. Revise them to make them concrete, specific and vivid. Remember our active writing lesson. Use vivid verbs, specific nouns and colourful adjective. You may add and delete words and change the sentence completely.

  1. The trees and flowers were nice.
  2. The man ate dinner.
  3. The weather was bad.
  4. The woman walked to the store.

March 14 Communications 12

Spring Break-March 18-22

 

Reading and Illustration Test on Thursday, March 28- No dictionaries or texts. To prepare-reread Ch. 5 Illustration in Evergreen, look over your illustrative paragraph and your error book.

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #4.2, finished The Sniper, and Novel Paper 2

(2 Handouts)

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday, March 26

 

Grammar #4.2.

Preposition Worksheet; complete the worksheet without looking at the reference sheet. Put question marks beside the ones you are not sure of. We’ll go over the answers together.

For extra practice try the quizzes on our website.

 

1.      The Sniper:  Choose 2 of the Bigger Questions from The Sniper Discussion Questions and write complete answers. Also, do Question 8 if you have not already completed it.

Important Note: Write your answers in complete sentences, refer to the question in the answer (assume your reader has not seen the question) and use support from the story either in your own words or quotes. Try to make the quotes fit into your sentences. Don’t leave the quotes standing on their own.

 

2.      Novel Paper 2: Write a paragraph of about 150-200 words to describe the most important part of your novel so far. Take a photo of that moment, or freeze it on your DVD player. Describe the moment in detail using concrete and specific images. Use your own words; do not use the author’s words. DO NOT tell a story! Be sure to describe only one moment frozen in time.

Please refer to your Sensory Vocabulary sheet to help you with descriptive words.

Follow the usual rules for paragraphs and write it on a separate piece of paper, not on your assignment handout.

 

3.      Read novels everyday-finish one and start a new novel before April 16


March 12 Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #4.1 and finished The Sniper. We worked on theme statements

No School-Spring Break March 18-22

Bring your novel to class on Thursday, March 14th.

 

Homework:

Grammar #4.1 On Tuesday, we read Langston Hughes’ poem, Mother to Son in which a mother gives her son some advice. Freewrite to explain what advice would you give to your son or daughter or niece or nephew or grandchild or a child?

 

Remember the rules for freewriting:

  1. No stopping-don’t lift your pen off your paper
  2. Keep writing even if you can’t think of anything. Don’t stop.
  3. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling or punctuation.

 

The Sniper

  1. Reread The Sniper
  2. Write a theme statement for The Sniper.

 

Read your novel -   or more finished by Thursday.

March 7 Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #3.4, vocabulary review, a poem and started a new story.

Bring your novel next Thursday, March 14

Spring Breadk-March 18-22

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday-

            Grammar #3.4  Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished. Use your

Evergreen Writing book for a reference. 7th & 8th editions-Chapter 29

 

a.      Write a sentence using the past perfect tense.

b.      Correct the following sentence: (reference past perfect tense)

Tony missed school last week because he sprained his ankle.

c.      Write a sentence in active voice.

d.     Write a sentence in passive voice.

e.      Correct the following sentence:

As the curtain came down, everyone had risen to clap for the dancers.

 

  1. Read the rest of the new short story-The Sniper

 

  1. Read novels everyday-more than finished by March 14.

Communications 12 March 5

 

We did Grammar 3.3 and did a short story and reading test today. If you missed class, please see Louise about writing this test.

 

Grammar #3.3 Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished. Evergreen Writing book: 7th edition: pages 409-411; 413-417; 8th edition pages 424-429; 431-436.

 

Correct the following sentences:

1.      

I have two son-in-laws who have large collections of knife.

2.      

Each of the books are expensive.

3.      

One of the students are late for school.

4.      

Everybody should do exercise daily because it helps their health.

5.      

No one ate their vegetables.

 

1.      

Keep reading your novel.


2.      

Catch up on all your homework.

February 28  Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #3.2, finished Thank You, M’am, and studied Chapter 5 Illustration (1 handout)

 

Test: Tuesday, March 5 : reading, vocab and a paragraph test on the short story Charles and Antaeus. Read the stories a couple of times at least to prepare. You should know the stories very well.  Make sure you know the new vocabulary for both stories.

 

Homework:

Due Thursday-

            Grammar #3.2 Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished. Use your

Evergreen Writing book for a reference:

 7th edition page 385-390 and page 394-400; 8th edition page 399-406, page 410-418.

 

a.       Write a sentence in the past tense using the verb “think” and the adjective “hesitant.”

b.      Write a sentence in the past tense using the verb “will” and the adjective “shrewd.”

Correct the following sentences :

c.       My daughters has hid their money.

d.      He has lain the book on the table.

e.       Write a sentence using the present perfect tense

 

1.        Evergreen 7th ed. Read page 69-70 and do Practice 1(write out the topic sentence only) and Practice 2(write the letter only)

8th ed. Page 73-74 and do Practice 1 and 2

Don’t write in your books.

 

 

2. Due Tuesday: Choose two questions from the Discussion Question Handout and write complete answers.

  • Use your own words.
  •  Use complete sentences and refer to the question in your answers.
  • Use proof from the story written in your own words or use a quote from the story.
  • If you use a quote, explain to the reader how it supports your answer.
  • Remember to use quotation marks and tell the page number in brackets.
  • If you use a quote, it should be very short.

 

3.        Mrs. Jones in the story, Thank You, M’am, helped Roger and possibly made a change in his life.

Write an illustrative paragraph of about 150 words on the following: 

A kind act can change a person’s life.

 

  • Write your own topic sentence.

February 26 Communications 12

 

Test: Tuesday, March 5 : reading, vocab and a paragraph test on the short story Charles and Antaeus. Read the stories a couple of times at least to prepare. You should know the stories very well.  Make sure you know the new vocabulary for both stories.

 

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #3.1, worked on Thank You, M’am and did some Prewriting exercises

 (1 handouts)

 

Homework:

  1. Due Tuesday-

            Grammar #3.1  Complete the following and hand it in.

  1. Write about what has happened in your novel so far.
  2. What are you enjoying about your novel? (two points)
  3. What do you dislike about it? (two points)

 

 

  1. Reread Thank You, M’am at least once-twice if you have time.
  2. Evergreen  7th ed. Read pg.3-5 and pg. 8-16 and Do Practice 6

      8th ed Read pg. 3-5 and pg 8-16 and Do Practice 4

 

  1. Read novels everyday- or more finished by March 14

February 21 Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #2.2, watched a DVD and chose our novels.

If you missed class, see Louise to get Novel Paper 1 to choose a novel as soon as possible.

 

Test: Tuesday, March 5: reading, vocabulary and a paragraph test on the short stories Charles and Antaeus. Read the stories a couple of times at least to prepare. You should know the stories very well.  Make sure you know the new vocabulary too.

 

Homework:

Due Tuesday-

Grammar #2-2 Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished.

Evergreen Writing book reference 7th and 8th edition Chapter 27.

 

  1. Write a sentence using “each of. “
  2. Write a sentence using “either of. “
  3. What’s wrong with this sentence? Please correct it.

All the TVs on that shelf comes with a remote control.

  1. What’s wrong with this sentence? Please correct it.

Here is the book and pencil I have been looking for.

5.   What’s wrong with this sentence? Please correct it.

      Teachers enjoy students who does their homework.

 

2. Read your novel everyday even 5 or 10 minutes Aim to have half or more of your novel finished by March 14. If you finish your novel, come and choose another one. Keep a record of all the books you read. If it’s too hard or you find it uninteresting, come and choose another one.

 

3. Write your reaction to the Antaeus movie. Was it what you expected? Was it different? Did it disappoint you? Did you like it?

Write 100 words on your reaction to the movie.

 

 

 

February 19 Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #2-1, finished the short story, Antaeus.

 

Note: If you missed the first class, go to the lab when you have time and ask a teacher for the Chapter 6 Paragraph and Reading Test. Write “For Louise” on the top, so I can pick it up to mark it.

 

Homework:

Due Thursday-Review Antaeus vocabulary

 

Grammar #2-1 Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished.

Evergreen Writing book reference 7th & 8th ed. Chapter 26 and 27.

 

Please correct the following sentences; you may add or subtract words.

1.      Although some students came late.

 

2.      Who studies English everyday.

 

3.      Drinking a coffee before breakfast.

 

4.      John and he goes to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

5.      Neither of the students have passed the test yet.    

 

Due Tuesday:

Do questions 3 and 5 on page 11 of Antaeus. Write your answers in complete sentences in your own words. Use support from the story to explain your answer. If you use words from the story, you must use quotes and tell the page number

 

February 14 Communications 12

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In class today we did Grammar Writing #1.3 and finished reading the short story, Charles. We started reading the short story Antaeus.

 

Homework:

  1. Due Tuesday-Grammar #1.3 if you didn’t hand it in in class.

           

Grammar #1.3 Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished. Use your Evergreen Writing book reference 7th ed. pages 350-353. 8th ed. pg 362-365

 

1.      Write a sentence using a semicolon.

2.      Write a sentence using the conjunctive adverb “consequently” and the word “grim” from Charles.

3.      Write a sentence using the conjunctive adverb “however” and the word “haggard.”

4.      What’s wrong with this sentence? Please correct it.

“I was surprised to see my friend at school he was supposed to be away.”

5.      What’s wrong with this sentence? Please correct it.

“He gave me twenty dollars, I was surprised

 

  1. Due next Tuesday-Charles Questions 1-4. Answers should be in complete sentences in your own words. Use support from the story to explain your answer. Please do not copy the words from the story. If you do want to quote from the story, use quotation marks and put the page number in parentheses.

 

  1. Finish short story Antaeus for Tuesday. There will be a quiz.

 

If you have any questions, please ask Louise in the Lab or any of the other teachers. Feel free to come to the Lab to work on your course, so you can get help from a teacher as you need it.

February 12 Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #1.2 and finished reading the short story, Charles.

 

Homework:

  1. Due Thursday-Grammar #1.2 if you didn’t hand it in in class.

            For Thursday-review new vocabulary words from Charles

 

Grammar #1.2 Complete the following and hand it in when you are finished. Use your Evergreen Writing book reference 7th ed. pages 343-346.

    8th ed. pages 354-358

Make interesting sentences!

 

1.      Write a sentence using a coordinating conjunction.

2.      Write a sentence using the coordinating conjunction “but” and the word “renounce” from Charles.

3.      Write a sentence using the coordinating conjunction “so” and the word “unsettling.”

4.      Write a sentence using the subordinating conjunction “because” and the word “raucous” or “raucously.”

5.      Write a sentence using the subordinating conjunction “before” and the word “passionate.”

 

  1. Due next Tuesday-Charles Questions 1-4. Answers should be in complete sentences in your own words. Use support from the story to explain your answer. Please do not copy the words from the story. If you do want to quote from the story, use quotation marks and put the page number in parentheses.

 

If you have any questions, please ask Louise in the Lab or any of the other teachers. Feel free to come to the Lab to work on your course, so you can get help from a teacher as you need it.

 

February 7 Communications 12

 

In class today we did Grammar Writing #1.1, began reading the short story, Charles, and worked on Chapter 6 Evergreen – Narrative paragraphs. (2 handouts)

 

Note: If you missed the first class, go to the lab when you have time and ask a teacher for the Chapter 3 Paragraph and Reading Test. Write “For Louise” on the top, so I can pick it up to mark it.

 

Homework: Due Tuesday - On all homework, please write your name, student number, date and title of the assignment.

 

1.      Evergreen writing book Chapter 6: excellent reference chapter on paragraphs

         7th ed. Read pages 76-80;  8th ed.  Read pages 81-85 Do Practice 2.

Please do not write in your books.

 

2.      Ch.6 Narrative Paragraph: Write an narrative paragraph of about 150 words on the following:

My first day of school.

 

-Write your own topic sentence-don’t use mine

-Remember what we reviewed about paragraphs today. Use specific examples and details.

-Remember your narrative should have a clear point

-Proofread carefully 

 

3.      Finish the short story, Charles.

 

4.      If you did not hand in Grammar Writing #1.1 in class today, please hand it in on Tuesday. (See below)

 

Grammar #1.1: Reference: Evergreen writing book -7th ed. Pg. 337-342; 8th ed. Pg. 347-353

Complete the following.

            a) Write one simple sentence. Label the subject and the verb.

            b) Write a simple sentence with two prepositional phrases.

                  c) Write a simple sentence with two action verbs.

            d) Write a simple sentence with a linking verb.

            e) Write a simple sentence with a helping verb.

            **Proofread your work carefully before handing it in.

 

If you have any questions, please ask Louise in the Lab or any of the other teachers. Feel free to come to the Lab to work on your course, so you can get help from a teacher as you need it.


February 5 Communications 12

 

Welcome to Communications 12!

In class today I introduced the course, handed out the course outline, course schedule and marks record. I also rented the Evergreen writing textbook. We did a reading passage and wrote a paragraph. (There was 1 handout.)

 

Homework:

  1. Rent the Evergreen textbook in the lab. ($100). Bring it to class on Thursday.
  2. Look at the table of contents of your text and scan through it, so you can begin to see how useful it will be.
  3. If you missed the first class, go to the lab when you have time and ask a teacher for the Chapter 6 Paragraph and Reading Test. Write “For Louise” on the top, so I can pick it up to mark it.

 

If you have any questions, please ask Louise in the Lab or any of the other teachers. Feel free to come to the Lab to work on your course, so you can get help from a teacher as you need it.