The Pearson Adult Learning Centre will be
closed from December 16 until January 3, so you'll have time
to study over the holidays. What should you study? Take home
your Language Exercise book and your math book and try to do
about 20 pages a week. The more the better. Most of you have
been taking science classes too, so study the class material
or your science book.
If you are in a grade 11 or 12 course, you
can continue as you have been doing and follow the course
outline. It's also always a good idea to read as much as you
can on whatever topic interests you.
Remember all of you can check the school's
website for helpful information.
Try some of the
quizzes to upgrade your skills or read some of the sample
essays or paragraphs like the new descriptive one below to
help prepare for the upcoming certificate tests. If you keep
up your studies, you'll do better when you return to school on
Snow in Queen's Park
When the first snow
falls, it makes Queen's Park beautiful and peaceful. It looks
like it is covered in a soft, white blanket. Tree branches
droop from the weight of the new snow. Squirrels leave tiny
footprints as they scamper from tree to tree. Hardly a sound
is heard except for the giggles of a little girl as she rolls
happily down the gentle slope. The park is such a peaceful
place to wander on a winter's day.
1. What is the topic sentence? When the
first snow falls, it makes Queen's Park beautiful and
2. How many detail sentences are there?
There are 4 detail sentences.
3. What is the closing sentence? The park is
such a peaceful place to
wander on a winter's day.
4. Are there a variety of sentences? There
is only one complex
sentence which starts with when. The other sentences are
5. Are there any words (adjectives) to
describe the people, places and things? Yes, there are several
adjectives: first, beautiful, peaceful, soft, white, new,
tiny, little, gentle, and winter's.
6. Are there any vivid verbs? Yes, there are
several vivid verbs: is covered, droop, scamper and rolls.
7. Can you imagine this place as you read
8. How does this paragraph make you feel?
9. Are any sounds
repeated? The initial consonant sounds are repeated in a few
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