Monday, October 31, 2011 Grammar Quiz #2Writing: Finish Process Paragraphs Literature: New Story
Housekeeping• Interim Marks – I will give you your mark at the end of class.
Grammar Quiz – 15 minutes• Write your name on the top right corner.• Read the directions carefully.• Edit the sentences; do not rewrite them.• There is only one error per question.
Last Monday• Process paragraph – describes the process, method, or steps a reader would need to follow to make or do something.• Assignment:• follow the steps on p. 198-201 to write a process paragraph• I said, “Do as much as you can; we will have more time on Monday.”• Most students did not follow – my verbal instructions, or – the written instructions (Steps a. through e.)
Last Week’s In-class Assignment• Do Writing Assignment #1 on p. 198-201.• Follow the step-by-step instructions, including the prewriting steps a. to e.• Hand in all your work.Marks:• Prewriting /5• Paragraph /20
The Writing Process• Prewriting /5 – Freewriting (Step a) – Topic Sentence (Step b) – Listing/Ordering (Step c and d) – Drafting (Step e)• Revising and Editing• Final Draft /20
Today1. Review my comments on your work so far.2. Ask me for clarification if necessary.3. Proceed (continue) with the next step.4. You have one (1) hour.5. When you are done, start working on the following writing homework: – Read “The Writing Process” (English Skills, p. 18-32). – Choose from Activities 1, 4, or 5. (Do one activity) – Complete Activities 6, 7, and 8. (Do all activities)
The Tell-Tale HeartBefore Reading• Short story – fiction• What does the title suggest to you?• What does “Tell-Tale” mean? – revealing, giving a signal or clue• We say “there was a tell-tale sign”• How might a heart be revealing?• Author: Edgar Allan Poe – American, – lived in the 1800s, – known for writing “dark” stories and poems
Marks• Interim Marks• Interim Recommendations• Passing to the next level – pass = 50% – to be ready for grade 11 you should get ≤ 70% – it is normal for some students to take grade 10 more than once• Provincial Exams – 80 credit diploma – under 19
HomeworkFor next class!• Re-read the story “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Make brief notes on the handout “Reviewing Story Elements.” We will discuss selected elements in class. Be prepared to answer if called upon.For Monday1. Read “The Writing Process” (English Skills, p. 18-32).2. Choose from Activities 1, 4, or 5. /5 marks3. Complete Activities 6, 7, and 8. (Answers will be given in class on Monday)