Mrs. MacDonald

English 9 and English 11

Posted: October 11, 2017

Hi all, on Tuesday of this week, we co-created the rubric for the upcoming writing assignhment that will tie up the unit on serial killers.  The final version of the rubric is posted below.

With several people out this week for OP and Soccer tournaments, we are most likely looking at a due date of next Tuesday or Wednesday - we will touch base regarding final due date once everyone is back on Monday.


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Posted: September 29, 2017

The Friendly Letter Assignment will be due by Friday, September 29th.  Remember to hand in the Brainstorming, Draft, make sure there are at least 10 reveisions on your draft, and the final copy.  Check over the checklist before you hand it in; that tells you exactly how to make 100%!  I've attached the checklist below in case you have misplaced it.

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Posted: September 13, 2017

English 11 Period 6

Posted: September 13, 2017

English 11 period 6

Posted: September 13, 2017

Tuesday, we started off our unit on analyzing how serial killers are portrayed in the media, by considering Stephen King's essay called " Why we Crave Horror Movies."  If you missed it, I have posted it below; give it a read, and narrow it down to what you think is the most important passage.

Wednesday, we discussed the article of the week by highlighting the pros and cons of reading opinion pieces.  Then, we started developing a definition of "serial killer."   To start, we all wrote a short paragraph of what our perceptions of a serial killer are.  Next we analyzed an infographic (link is below), and viewed a TED Talk by a neuroscientist who studies the brains of serial killers.  During these, students took notes with the intention of refining their definitions.  

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Posted: June 4, 2017

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Posted: June 4, 2017

We would love to see how we served you this year.  Please take 5 minutes or so and fill out the survey which is linked below.  Thanks!

We are winding down our book studies, and aiming for a due date of this Friday, June 2nd.  If you have a very lengthy book, or switched books, and could use the weekend to complete the study, please see Mrs. Macdonald for an extension. 

Posted: May 31, 2017

We have had a little change in plans for the presentation of our multi-genre projects.  Because some people will be out conducting workshops on Thursday, and some attending a play on Friday, we will postpone the due-date to Monday, June 5th - Have all projects ready to roll for that day, please!  It will be much better to have everyone in attendance for two days straight, so we can all enjoy ythe amazing creations together.

We are halfway through the time alotted for our book study; therefore, students should be aiming to be at least halfway through their books, and halfway through their novel study packets by the end of this week.