Mrs. MacDonald

English 9 and English 11

English Course survey

Posted: June 4, 2017

Please fill out the English course survey, so we can keep getting better!

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. 

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.

Posted: May 17, 2017

While the original due date was today, we used today as a surprise editing day.  We went through the rubric item by item, showing on my model essay what we should be looking for.  People asked some great questions, and are well on their way to excellent essays - tweaked/edited/revised essays (now all worth 100%, finger crossed!) are due Friday, May 19th.

Posted: January 17, 2017

As promised, here is one of the exam questions:


The reason we read or view new things is to learn; we learn how and why the world works as it does.  In order for us to learn to become better as humans, though, what works best, fiction or non-fiction?  Your answer to this question should be a clear thesis, then support your thesis using details from any reading or viewing completed this term.


Since we've missed several research days because of weather, the deadline for the research essay has been extended by one day to Friday, December 23rd.  While I may not see Period 6 on that day since it is 1/2 day, you can always email the essay to:

Don't forget the "2; " the other Jean MacDonald doesn't forward them anymore, and I will never know you sent it! 

Stephen Fry documentary on Manic-Depressive Disorder

Posted: December 12, 2016

We watched this on Dec 5th and 6th; here is the link if you missed it; just practice making notes.

Posted: December 12, 2016

Hi Everyone - it looks like we are losing another day out of our Mental Health Research unit.  To keep the ball rolling, why not check out this news release from the WHO regarding the importance of investing early in treatment of mental health issues.  Just make notes as we have been!