Mrs. MacDonald

English 9 and English 11

Posted: September 21, 2015

Today, we discussed mental illness as an introduction to the story " The Yellow Wallpaper," which we will read tomorrow in class.  The Article of the week fits very well with the story, as it concerns the " Rest" and "West" cures for depression. 
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Posted: September 21, 2015

Today, we completed the organization step in the pre-writing process, and did some silent reading.  The Article of the week concerns social media; it is posted below in case any of you weren't here.  It is due by the beginning of class tomorrow.
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Posted: September 21, 2015

Today, we started a jig-saw activity with the article " Ten Days in a Mad-House" by Nellie Bly.  We have summarized as far as Chapter 4, and will finish the rest tomorrow.  Your Article of the Week is about the "Rest"  and " West" cures for depression - it is posted below.
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Posted: September 15, 2015

Today, we completed the TED talk, as we move through an intro multi-media unit.  Since students are to take notes as we watch, the videos are linked below, in case you missed them.

Posted: September 15, 2015

Today, we discussed the Article of the Week, as well as Bloom's levels of thinking.  No homework tonight.

Posted: September 15, 2015

Today, we continued notemaking practice and multi-media analysis by completing the documentary - tomorrow we will look at a TED Talk and infographics, and a write-up will be due Friday.  Both videos are linked to this page.

Posted: September 15, 2015

Started reading " THe Lottery" short story - will finish it tomorrow in class.

Posted: September 15, 2015

TED Talk The Adolescent Brain

Posted: September 14, 2015

We finished the documentary, and will move on to another medium tomorrow.  If you missed parts of the documentary, catch the lick to the right.  Also, remember the Article of the Week due tomorrow - also posted below.  Remember that your notations must be a bit more in-depth to reach the more advanced Grade 11 outcomes.
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Posted: September 14, 2015

Surviving the Teenage Brain - Multi-Media unit

In case you missed part of this in class.......

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