#ENG10 Genre Study: Where I’m From Poetry

Hey all,

The original (there are audio and video versions to look at here- great resource!)

WIF Poetry- Student Samples

Pre-Writing: graphic organizer (where I’m from)

Supporting Notes:

2014 10 13 – Planning, Drafting “Where I’m From” – lesson notes, sample poems (PDF)

#ENG10 – Exploring Allusion (IRP Entry #5)

Hey English 10,

Supporting resources for this week’s IRP lesson/entry:

Official Trailer: 8 Mile

Links to allusion references:

Pied Piper (verse 3)

Mekhi Phifer (verse 3)

Salem’s Lot (verse 3)


#ENG10 Friendly Reminders…

Hey English 10,

Friendly reminders:

  1. IRP: Inferring Entry is due for tomorrow’s class. Don’t forget to submit your work for this to google classroom. Lots of details there- git’er done!
  2. IRP: Justify your April Novel vid, due tomorrow in Google Classroom.
  3. FOR MONDAY, April 10- you should have completed 4/7 for the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes, as well as the critical thinking questions distributed in class. We will debrief together. Remember that we are closing in on needing to be able to 4/7 a poem as part of a test/exam experience. Push yourself! Not too long from now, you’ll need to be able to manage this with limited time- maybe 30-35 minutes of a 75 minute class period to complete a test.
  4. For Reading Day tomorrow, you will need BOTH your March and April novels. If you don’t bring both, you will have to complete our next entry based on your April selection, and you may have a tougher job as a result. Also, if you have your own laptop or tablet to build a presentation with, bring it with. I will have some tech in class, but if you have your own, you’re sure to have tools to build our next entry.

See you tomorrow for IRP day! 🙂

#ENG10 IRP Entry 3: Inferring – lesson, resources

Hey English 10,

Here is the video walkthrough for inferring:

Supporting Resources

Please remember that your assigned poem is posted in Google Classroom.

Don’t forget- read your assigned poem using the four step process we have learned and used to date before you do any entry development!

Need extra help? Send me an email in advance to make arrangements. Willing to work with you if need be.

Good luck, and happy inferring!

#ENG10 IRP: Making Mature Connections- due Friday, March 31

Hey English 10,

Today our focus will be on developing/deepening our use of a strategy effective readers constantly during and after reading to appreciate and understand what they read. Below you’ll find a number of digital resources to support you in developing and submitting your second IRP entry to Google classroom for our ongoing portfolio project.

For this entry, you will need:

Supporting Resources:

Making Mature Connections – complete guide, sample entry  (PDF)

Interested in the full article about Melida (the Colombian girl in the video above)? Read it here:

Your completed entry for this task is due in Google Classroom no later than the start of class on Friday, March 31. If for any reason you need assistance, it’s your job to email me to arrange time for extra help BEFORE IT IS DUE. Looking forward to seeing how you apply this strategy to the memoir we shared during February!

#ENG10 What makes a poem poetic?

As we begin our journey with learning to read and take mature meaning from poetry, take a few minutes and watch this. One of the key things that we’ll learn in our unit is that while poetry is difficult to pin down with a simple definition, once we learn about some of poetry’s key features the job of understanding it isn’t so daunting.

Looking forward to the next couple weeks of enlarging our worlds by developing new strategies as readers of poetry. See you in class! Mr. W

#ENG10 : Dressing Your Memoir Up For the Prom :)

Hey English 10,

Memoir: Final Draft Guidelines/Requirements

For the contest version:

Published Memoir – teacher sample – Contest version  (PDF)

– All text must be Arial font, 12pt.
– Title at beginning (does not count towards your word count limit)
– Text should be single spaced
– Paragraphs should skip a space and indent.
– Maximum 700 word count (not including title)
– Prepare a 2-3 sentence “About the Author” bio in the third person- you will need this on the submission form.

You can submit your memoir to the Turning Points Contest here:


For the non contest version:

Final Draft- Pass In To Wozney Version (sample)  (PDF)

– Stylized title (double the size of the font you use for the body of your memoir. It can be bold text, and it can be a decorative font- see the samples below)
– Your name should appear on the line after your title in the phrase “A Memoir by ____________” – italicize this text
– The body of your memoir should be typed in Arial font, 12 pt.
– Text should be single spaced
– Paragraphs should skip a space and indent.
– You should insert and text wrap at least two relevant photographs in the body of your memoir. Your photos must not be under copyright.
– Minimum 500 word count , Maximum 1000 word count (not including title/author line). State the word count at the end of the last sentence of your memoir.
– Prepare a 2-3 sentence “About the Author” bio in the third person. Insert this at the end of your memoir and italicize this text.

You have a printed copy of the marking scheme for this project, and a checklist of all items you need to submit tomorrow in class.

Rubric, checklist for memoir final project (March 2017)  (PDF)

Today is our final class to work on and complete this project. Any projects not submitted tomorrow will be given a grade of zero, and it will be final. Late submission of major projects will not be tolerated.

#BT11 Final Opportunity to complete Unit 5: Final Assessment

Hey Business Tech 11,

You had both classes on Monday (November 14) and Tuesday (November 15) to complete the final assessment for Unit 5. No more class time will be provided.

The mandated/obligatory extra time sessions for you to complete these under teacher supervision will be:

Thursday, November 17, 12 pm, lab 223

Friday, November 18, 12 pm, lab 224

If for any legitimate reason (physician’s appointment, rewrite previously arranged for a different course) you cannot attend one of these session, it is your responsibility to communicate with me today at pwozney@hrsb.ca to let me know and arrange an alternate date. If you do not, no extra time will be extended. Please note that wanting to go out with your friends for lunch is not a legitimate reason to not show up.

See you tomorrow/Friday at the times/locations posted above. Thanks!

#BT11 Unit 4 Final Assessment Make Up, Unit 4 Final Chance Dates

Hey Business Tech 11’ers,

The final make up session for the Final Assessment for Unit 4 will be today during lunch hour in Lab 223. Bring your lunch- I’ll be there for sure.

For those that I mentioned in class are missing unit work for Unit 3 (lessons 1, 2 or 3 or some combination), you have until Thursday, November 10 at the end of lunch to submit whatever work you have completed. After this point, Unit 4 will be closed and marks finalized for the term- any zeroes on file after that point will be final.

If for some reason you are unable to attend Tuesday/Thursday of this week when I am offering extra help, please feel free to email me at pwozney@hrsb.ca to arrange for extra help on Wednesday at lunch or another time prior to Thursday, November 10.

Midterm grades are due early next week, and I need all Unit 4 items taken care of before we leave so I can finish that work.

Thanks all! See you in class,

Mr. W