Today we begin the final phase of our independent reading portfolio process. Over the next month, we will read one novel together as a class as a way of helping us navigate the concept of motif, perhaps the most complex literary device we’ll address in grade 10.
You will be expected to keep a portfolio that reflects your ability to listen actively by making notes and annotating, to analyze and unpack complex literary features and use a range of strategies to write and display your learning (this will include visuals/art making).
To get us started, we will need the following resources:
Teen Talk: Consent and Sexual Assault
Grade 8 Students Advocate For Education Around Sexual Consent (Definitely Not The Opera, CBC.ca)
Official Website: Laurie Halse Anderson
Halse Anderson, Laurie – Speak (PDF – for those with e-readers)
Audiobook files (you will need to download these and unzip them. Use these as supports while you read- DO NOT STUDY BY LISTENING ALONE!)
You will read according to the following timetable. Each week, we will have a ten question multiple choice comprehension check quiz to follow up these requirements. We will complete them using Mimiovote (a digital wireless voting system) at the beginning of each IRP class. if you are not present on the day of the quiz, you must arrange to make it up via regularly scheduled extra help before the next quiz. If you don’t, zeroes stick.
First Marking Period (pages 1-46) – Quiz, Thursday, May 12
Second Marking Period (pages 47-92) – Quiz, Friday, May 20
Third Marking Period (pages 93-138) – Quiz, Friday, May 27
Fourth Marking Period (pages 139-198) – Quiz, Friday, June 3
Final Assessment: Reflective Essay (in class): Date TBA, early June
Extra help happens weekly on Tuesday and Thursday in room 223 at lunch hour. If you cannot make those times due to conflicts with other help times or assessment make up, you can contact me via email to arrange other times during the week.
It’s good form to communicate in advance of deadlines. If you wait until the day of a quiz/assessment (and that includes emailing your teacher outside of class time/the wee hours of the morning), I can’t help you. Fair warning!