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    1. 1. Welcome to English 10<br />Please take one copy of each handout.<br />Begin by reading the handout titled “Welcome to English 10.”<br />Read the Course Outline (you can keep this copy). <br />Next, examine the cartoon and write a brief response to each question (these will not be handed in but they will be the basis for discussion).<br />Work on these sheets quietly until the Instructor begins the class (between 5:30 and 5:45)<br />
    2. 2. Icebreaker<br />parents / non-parents<br />
    3. 3. Icebreaker<br />like math / hate math<br />
    4. 4. Icebreaker<br />early birds / night owls<br />
    5. 5. Icebreaker<br />cats / dogs / other<br />
    6. 6. Icebreaker<br />glass half-full / glass half-empty<br />
    7. 7. Course Outline<br />Monday and Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.<br />Sept. 12th to Jan. 18th<br />Room 202<br />Instructor: Michele Sherstan<br />E-mail: michele.sherstan@vsbeducation.ca<br />School Phone: 604-713-5752<br />
    8. 8. This course will focus on<br />speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills <br />through the study of<br />stories, <br />articles, <br />images,<br />poems, <br />plays,<br /> and a novel.<br />
    9. 9. This course will prepare you for<br />the English 10 Provincial Exam*<br />English 11<br />*Only students on the 2004 Diploma (80 credits)<br />
    10. 10. Literature 40%<br /><ul><li>in-class work 40%
    11. 11. homework 10%,
    12. 12. exams and quizzes 50%</li></ul>Writing 45%<br /><ul><li>in-class work 70%
    13. 13. homework 10%
    14. 14. grammar quizzes 20%</li></ul>Speaking / Listening 15%<br /><ul><li>in-class/mid-term 20%
    15. 15. in-class/final 30%
    16. 16. presentations 50%</li></ul>Total 100%<br />
    17. 17. Class Expectations<br />Listen while others are speaking.<br />Respect differences between yourself and your classmates.<br />Conduct yourself in a way that supports your classmates' learning.<br />Cell phones, Blackberries, iPods, etc. must be turned off during class; Plan to make and return calls, texts, and e-mails during the break (usually 6:45 or 7 p.m.).<br />Food is only allowed during the break; beverages are fine anytime.<br />
    18. 18. Class Expectations (Cont’d.)<br />If you are late, enter quietly and wait to speak to me or your classmates until the lecture is over.<br />You may leave to use the washroom without asking, as long as you do not disrupt the class.<br />Do not leave before the end of class without checking in with instructor.<br />
    19. 19. Absences<br />It is your responsibilityto find out about any work you may have missed(Ask a classmate or check the class website).<br />If you are sick, or have an emergency, I expect you to contact me as soon as physically possible.<br />If you know you will be away, please let me know ahead of time.<br />If you do not follow these guidelines there will be no possibility of extensions or alternate assignments.<br />
    20. 20. Deadlines<br />I will accept late work up until the day that I give a test on that material. <br />Some in-class assignments can be made up outside of class if you contact me about doing this work<br />Most tests and quizzes cannot be made up unless you contact me in a timely mannerwith a good reason why you cannot do them at the scheduled time. <br />
    21. 21. Textbooks<br />Please pay your textbook deposit at the office or in Room 101 as soon as possible. <br />Students experiencing financial hardship should speak to me about alternate arrangements.<br />I will be handing out texts in the second week of class.<br />
    22. 22. Other Supplies<br />Students should bring the following to class:<br />Binders, lined paper, pens, and pencils<br />Paperback dictionary<br />Personal reading material (book, magazine, or newspaper) appropriate for a school setting<br />
    23. 23. Roberts’ Rules<br />Follow the “Academic Honesty Policy” and the “Code of Conduct” you signed when you registered.<br />No smoking on the school grounds or directly across the street.<br />Do not linger around the playground while children are playing (unless they are your own of course!)<br />Enter and exit by the front doors only.<br />
    24. 24. Icebreaker<br />On a slip of paper, write down something about yourself that not many people know about you.<br />
    25. 25.
    26. 26. The Purpose of Discussion<br />Explore different sides of a topic<br />Share your opinion with others<br />Learn what others have to say<br />
    27. 27. The Purpose of Discussion<br />is <br />to understand what people think about an issue and why<br />is not to<br />“win” an argument<br />
    28. 28. Discussion Questions<br />Who does the beaver represent?<br />What does the word “flux” in the newspaper headline mean?<br />What is the message of the cartoon?<br />Do you agree or disagree with it? Why? <br />
    29. 29. 10 minute break<br />
    30. 30. Reading: Don’t be shy, speak up!<br />
    31. 31. Vocabulary Preview<br />1. void (n.): an empty area or space; nothingness<br /> 2. diffuse (v.): to spread out or scatter something<br />  <br /> 3. default (adj.): the automatic setting or position if no choice is made<br /> <br />
    32. 32. Vocabulary Preview<br />4. engage (v.): to involve, attract, or draw into<br />  <br />5. empathy (n.): the understanding or sharing of another person’s thoughts, feelings, or attitudes<br />  <br /> 6. muster (v.): to gather or call up<br />
    33. 33. Read the article<br />Read the article once through to get the overall meaning without looking in the dictionary. Try to guess meanings of unfamiliar words usingcontext.<br />Read more closely, looking up any words you can’t guess from context.<br />Answer the questions on p. 2 of the handout.<br />Please write clear complete sentences.<br />When you are done, hand in your work and leave quietly. <br />Remember to hand in your “Welcome Sheet.”<br />REMEMBER TO PAY YOUR TEXTBOOK DEPOSIT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.<br />
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