2D 2014: A (Very Slight) Change in Plans

Ladies and gents, Yes, we have another visitor today. Yes, he is visiting because you are awesome. You will work on your third activity, with one small change; I’d like you to consider integrating the tablets into today’s work. Looking for some possibilities? Consider one of the following options: Fault in Our Stars readers might…

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2D 2014: Putting the “Lit” in Literature Circles

  Ladies and Gents, we have a visitor today. This visitor, Ms. Weston-Tourigny, is here because: she wants to see how our literature circles work you are awesome Let’s demonstrate both points equally well today… The Structure (the new requirements are bolded) Each student presents his/her work other students demonstrate active listening by restating key ideas…

2P 2014: One Scene, One Story

Ladies and gents, Our next assignment will be relatively short. You will complete this assignment in pairs or small groups (of course, you will be evaluated separately). With your group, you will create a short scene from a movie that doesn’t exist.  You are not creating the entire movie; you are only responsible for a…

2D 2014: Reading

Sorry, ladies and gents, but I am not feeling very good today. I had hoped to introduce you to my crazy scheme for our novel study; unfortunately, I will have to introduce it to you tomorrow. Please use this period to read your novel. Readers of The Fault in Our Stars should be happy to learn…

CHY 4U 2014: A Review Day of Sorts

Ladies and Gents, Clearly, I am not at school today. This throws a wrench into our plans, doesn’t it? Oh well. Here is our revised schedule for the rest of the week: Presentations will occur Tuesday Test review will be on Wednesday (remember that the previous blog entry provides you some details) The test will…

CHY 4U 2014: Test time (EDITED on Wednesday, April 9th)

Ladies and Gents, Our test is on Friday. I know, I know. I share your anticipation. The test will feature: mix and match 1 question about Social History. Your response will be one lengthy paragraph, and will require you to make connections to two presentations that were about different topics than yours 1 essay (choose 1 from…

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2P 2014: More About Listening…

Mr. Pedrech: Today, you will become experts in listening to each other. Isn’t that exciting? Student Who Is Actually Awake: But Mr. Pedrech, we already know how to listen to each other. We do it all of the time. Sarcastic Student: Yeah, especially HERE. Mr. Pedrech: Granted, you know how to listen. However, listening and active listening…