"The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master- something that at times strangely wills and works for itself."
Charlotte Bronte

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sentence Modelling - due Friday, April 20th

One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Monday, April 2, 2018

Sentence Modelling - due Friday, April 6th

The first thing I learned that day was this: what you think you know about a person is only a fraction of the story.

     The Universe Versus Alex Woods
     by Gavin Extence

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sentence Modelling - due Friday., March 2nd

The faces around him displayed nothing but shock; he might have announced that he wanted to 
borrow one of their arms.

Substitute the words in red with your own words.  Write your new sentence or sentences in your notebook and post your favourite one.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Novel Study Activity - Mind Muser

Mind MuserYour task is to imagine you have the ability to appear as a character in your book. For example, you might be Kino’s brother from The Pearl, charged with helping Kino make it to the city to sell his treasure. Or maybe you’re Juliet’s sister from Romeo & Juliet, providing her with advice and solace. The idea for this activity is to allow yourself to get lost and absorbed in the world of your story and interact with its characters. You will appear as yourself, yet will be linked to a character(s) in a manner in which you see fit. You may also acquire skills or abilities based on the events in the text.

Task: Write a creative vignette (a short, descriptive literary text) using present-action language, engaging description, and lively dialogue where you’re experiencing the events of the reading alongside a character or characters. Flex your creative muscle and have fun. Your literary sketch should be at least 150 words.
(Post your response on Writer's Forum and add a graphic.)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling Video Link
Student Success Criteria -
*Neat & Legible