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For your Book Talk, you will give one 3 minute presentation on the book you're reading during silent reading time. The purpose of a book talk is to convince the listener to read the book you are recommending. This book talk is essentially a persuasive speech to convince the listener that they should read a … Continue reading ELA A10 – Book Talks
What are your impressions of the narrator? What is the setting of this poem? Describe it. How does the narrator respond to the noise he hears? What does the narrator ask of the raven? What is the response? What does the speaker order the raven to do? During the course of “The Raven,” what changes … Continue reading “The Raven” Questions
What is the meaning of the story’s title? The narrator claims he is not mad. What proof do we have that he is? What evidence does he offer to suggest that he is not mad? What does the narrator do with the dead man's body? Why does the narrator want to kill the old man? … Continue reading “The Tell-Tale Heart” Questions
“The Guy in the Glass” (Dale Wimbrow, 1934, American) When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf, And the world makes you King for a day, Then go to the mirror and look at yourself, And see what that guy has to say. For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife, … Continue reading “The Guy in the Glass” (Poem)
Answer the following on loose-leaf and in complete sentences. You DO NOT need to copy out the question. These will be handed in at the start of Thursday's class (September 7th, 2017). Make sure your name, the date, and the name of the class are included in the top right-hand corner of your submission. In … Continue reading ELA Introductory Survey
“Did I Miss Anything?” (Tom Wayman, 1993, Canadian) Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here we sat with our hands folded on our desks in silence, for the full two hours Everything. I gave an exam worth 40 percent of the grade for this term and assigned some reading due today on which I’m about … Continue reading “Did I Miss Anything?” (Poem)
Class Expectations: What do I expect from you? ... to ask questions. ... to respect your classmates and teacher. ... to be here and on time. ... to keep up with what’s going on. ... to come prepared. ... to have a positive attitude towards what we are doing and what we are working towards. … Continue reading Rules & Expectations