Poetry

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 posted your own poem, go on to other students pages and read some of your classmates poetry.  Make sure you leave a comment for each poem you read. Remember: BE POSITIVE and CONSTRUCTIVE - not negative or rude

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Juxtaposition

Write a paragraph in which you analyze how this picture uses imagery to achieve the purpose of creating juxtapostion. In your paragraph you need to answer the following:

1. What is implied that is not actually stated in this photograph?

2. How is the implied information communicated?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On your own blog page I would like you to:

1.  Find your own appropriate image or write and explanation of juxtaposition.

2.  Explain how the picture effectively uses imagery to achieve the purpose of implying juxtaposition.

 

 

 

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Heroes and Idols

Create a response to the following question:

“How does a person become a hero or idol for others?”

In your response, create your own definition of each of the following and include the name or picture of someone who represents each of the 4 categories:

1 – An Idol

2- A Celebrity

3- A Role Model

4- A Hero

 

 

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Water as Precious as Oil

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 is today.”

I would like to get your opinion on this quote. What do you think? Do you agree with this statement? Explain using an open response.  Remember to give your gist statement and support for your answer.  Your support should come from our discussions and lessons in science and language arts, the movie we watched and the video clips on water issues.

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What makes a video P.S.A. effective?

We have viewed many video Public Service Announcements in class. I would like you to create a post on your own student blog page about the P.S.A. you thought was most convincing.  In your post, include the following details:

- The title of the P.S.A.

- The main idea/message of the P.S.A. – make sure you include as much detail as you can with the main idea/message. How effective was it in persuading you to take specific action or motivate you to act/react. 

- Give reasons why you selected this P.S.A. as the most convincing? Make sure you give support/evidence from the components chart we have used in class that breaks the P.S.A. down.  For example:

                                        -Does it use real language, dialogue, music  or        

                                         soundeffects to create emotion?

                                      -Does it deliver the message with clarity? 

                                      -What camera angles are used? 

                                     -Does it motivate the audience to act?   

 

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What would you do?

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 bully the same girl during recess. The boy never bothered Noah, but was very careful to tease the girl where teachers couldn’t see it happen, or during times adult supervision was scarce. It was the same thing every day: the boy would approach the girl, call her names, and follow her until she was just on the verge of crying. Then he would laugh and walk away saying, “ I was just kidding!”

What was hardest for Noah to deal with was the fact that no one ever said anything to the teachers. Sometimes he or someone else would try to stick up for the girl, but that only stopped the teasing that day. It would just begin again the next. And every day Noah struggled with the same thorny question of whether or not to tell on the bully.

Noah feared that if he went to a teacher it would get out that he was the one who told, and he didn’t want the boy to start bullying him instead. He also knew how most of the kids in his class felt about tattletales. There was a very strong code of silence around teasing and bullying. Yet, he hated to watch this poor girl brace herself every day when the recess bell rang.

So, the dilemma in Noah’s mind was, should he tell, or should he ignore it? What would you do?

 

Click on the picture to watch a P.S.A. on what it is to have good Character – to stand up for someone when no one else will

 

 

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Welcome 7/8C

Hello and welcome to our 7/8C blog page 2011-2012.  A place where I hope we can extend our learning outside the classroom and 21st century skills.  We now live in an increasingly globalized, and media-saturated society where we are expected to be able to create, publish, share, collaborate, connect, and have a voice.

When you create each blog post, I want you to ask yourself the following before posting:

1.  Is my issue and opinion/point of view clearly stated?

2.  ls my post focussed, purposeful, and persuasive?

3.  Have I made my target audience question their views on the topic/issue?

4.  Have I checked my spelling, grammar and sentence structure before posting?

5.  Is my post appropriate ? Think before you hit post.

NEVER post something that will  humiliate, embarass, threaten or discriminate.

Let’s get blogging!

 Mrs. C

 

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Poetry

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 one of  your poems on your own blog page, making sure you include an illustration/visuals that relate to the main theme of your poem.  Once you have posted your own poem, go and read some of your classmates poetry, make sure you leave a comment for each poem you read (remember to be positive and constructive – not negative or rude).

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Juxtaposition

What is implied that is not actually stated in this photograph?  How is the implied information communicated? Write a paragraph in which you analyze how this picture uses imagery to achieve the purpose of creating juxtapostion.

On your own blog page I would like you to find your own appropriate image of juxtaposition and explain how the picture effectively uses imagery to achieve the purpose of implying juxtaposition.

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Reading Response

Using words like “question”, “visualize”, “predict”, and “connect” to explain some of the ideas you had while reading.  Write at least 1 paragraph (6-7 sentences) describing the reading strategies you are using to help you understand the book/piece of writing you are currently reading.

 

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