Posted by ncrawford on May 7, 2012 in Non-Fiction |

We have been working hard in class analysing, performing and writing poetry. Now it is time to share some of the fantastic poetry you have all written! Post all of your poems on your own blog page, making sure you include an illustration/visuals that relates to the main theme of your poem. Once you have […]


Harmony Public School – Class Blogs

Posted by harmadmin1 on December 21, 2011 in Non-Fiction |

Mr. Vella Mrs Petch (NEW!!!)  


Water as precious as oil?

Posted by ncrawford on December 11, 2011 in Non-Fiction |

We have been talking in class about how we use the world’s water and different water issues.  We have read explanations, watched video clips on water issues, and watched a movie on climate change and how it could affect our global water supply.        “Within your lifetime, fresh water could be as precious as oil […]


John McCrae

Posted by JSHORTLAND on November 4, 2011 in Non-Fiction |

Learning Goal: 1. Students will discuss the meaning, imagery, language and message of the poem, “In Flanders Fields.” Activity McCrae’s famous poem After watching John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”, copies will be distributed to the class. The following are a list of questions to help determine meaning, imagery, and the main message: What is the […]


What would you do?

Posted by ncrawford on November 3, 2011 in Non-Fiction |

Noah faced an ethical dilemma in the eigth grade. Most of the time he felt quite happy at school; he liked his teacher and had a lot of friends from different groups. But there was one thing he really didn’t like at all. Every day he saw the same boy in his class tease and […]


Cheating in School

Posted by ncrawford on October 31, 2011 in Non-Fiction |

In class we discussed the topic of cheating in school.  Here is our opinion piece of writing that we created as a class on one point.  Read our piece and post a comment with your point of view on the topic. Remember – when posting a comment: 1.  Use proper words, grammar and sentences. 2.  Be […]


Grade 7/8S Expository Writing

Posted by harmadmin1 on October 12, 2011 in Non-Fiction |

  Read the text from the following news article and complete the following: 1.  Headline 2.  Sub-Title 3.  Picture 4.  Caption 5.  Name of Paper 6.  Date of Publication 7.  Location of Published Story 8.  Number of Columns 9.  First Paragraph (who, what, when, where, why, and how) 10.  Gist statement of article 11.  Has […]


Our Points of View

Posted by harmadmin1 on September 20, 2011 in Non-Fiction, Point of View |

The opportunity to have a blog for our senior students here at Harmony Public School fits with both 21 century skill development and our school and district goal of writing non-fiction texts. During the coming months students’ writing will appear as posts here. There will be a lively discussion based on each post in the […]

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