MYP Language and Literature 9

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Monday, Oct. 22

We finished our “4 Corners” discussion activity today. Then we (anonymously) shared and discussed selections from our journals.

Thursday, Oct. 17 

Today we finished organizing our portfolios. Then we started a “4 Corners” discussion activity in preparation for our novel study. Interim reports also went home today.

For Homework:

You will not have any more class time to complete portfolios. Please bring them home if not complete.

Monday, Oct. 15 

Today we edited our journals (focusing on fragments and run-ons) and handed them in. We also edited our portfolio reflections and filled in interim self-evaluations.

Thursday, Oct. 11

We had some portfolio time, then worked on our journals (if not complete). We also reviewed common sentence errors (fragments and run-ons) and did some practice with this.

For Homework:

Journal entries (1-1.5 pages double spaced) must be complete for next class. No exceptions! This is the topic:

  1. Have you ever been stereotyped or experienced discrimination because of your culture, gender, age, religion, etc.? Explain what happened and how it made you feel.
  2. If possible, ask a parent, relative, or older sibling to answer the above question. Record their answer (in your own words).

Tuesday, Oct. 9

In preparation for our novel study unit, we started to talk about issues of identity: stereotyping, prejudice, and different types of discrimination. We did some brainstorming, discussion, and fill-in-the-blanks.

For Homework:

Write a journal (1-1.5 pages double spaced) on the following:

  1. Have you ever been stereotyped or experienced discrimination because of your culture, gender, age, religion, etc.? Explain what happened and how it made you feel.
  2. If possible, ask a parent, relative, or older sibling to answer the above question. Record their answer (in your own words).

 

Thursday, Oct. 4 

We finished our reading strategy stations, then had some portfolio time.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Today we reviewed reading strategies and did a “reading strategy stations” activity (to be continued next class.)

Friday, Sept. 28 

Today was our last full block for working on portfolios. All reflections and self-assessments should be complete at this point: Learner Profile, ATLs, Criteria A, B, C, D

Thursday, Sept. 27 

We worked on our portfolio reflections (Criteria A, B, C, D) and decorated our portfolios.

Friday, Sept. 21

In class today:

We worked on our ATL self-assessments and created our portfolios.

For homework:

Learner Profile and ATL self-assessments should be complete. Please bring art supplies next class.

Thursday, Sept. 20

We went down to the Learning Commons today. Ms. Cauduro did a presentation on “Surrey Teen Reads” books, and then we selected our first independent reading novels.

For Homework: Bring a poster board and your silent reading book next class.

Monday, Sept. 17 

In class today:

We reviewed aspects of the MYP, then worked in groups to become “experts” on learner profile traits. We also did a learner profile self-assessment.

For Homework:

Complete learner profile self-assessment and bring a poster board by Friday.

Thursday, Sept. 13 

In class today:

We did our initial writing assessment today. If you were absent, please come see me to arrange a time to make this up.

For Homework:

Please bring your poster board next class.

Monday, Sept. 10 (Day 1) and Tuesday, Sept. 11 (Day 2) 

In class today:

We went over course expectations and took a quiz, then visited this website and voted in the poll (below). We prepared for our writing pre-assessment (Thursday) by filling in a planning page.

For Homework:

  1. Continue to prepare for your writing pre-assessment. The topic is: “What are your most vivid childhood memories?”
  2. Return your signed parent letter.

Thursday, Sept. 6 (Day 1) and Friday, Sept. 7 (Day 2) 

In class today:

We went over the course outline, filled in a 20 questions “Getting to know you” sheet, and played “Two truths and a lie.”

For Homework:

Please bring your signed parent letter and all course materials for next class.

 

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