Only 14 more school days until the holiday break. Be sure to get into class and get to work on this final project worth 15% of your mark. 
 
 
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The story started in Geneva, Switzerland and then travelled all over the globe including London, Ireland, St. Petersberg, the arctic and Italy and they didn't even have cars. Thanks Ms. Greer for an interesting lesson. 

 
 
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We are on to Volume two of the story. Can you believe how terrible Frankenstein is? He is a real coward. Get those questions done for tomorrow...

 
 
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Hand in your brainstorming, rough and final drafts of the essay and then you are done!!! Hurray!

 
 
We are working on putting together a 5 paragraph essay based on the novel Stones.  Remember the essay is not about what happens in the book but rather about a BIG IDEA in the novel. What message can the reader take away from the story? In our case it is about being open minded and not judging people too quickly.
 
 
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Finish the novel this weekend so you can do well on the test on Monday. Part 3 Quiz. Then we will be starting on the ESSAY so bring your thinking caps and try not to miss school so you can stay on track. 

 REMEMBER there is a PIZZA PARTY in our future when everyone is passing the course. Mark updates on Monday.

 
 
We are almost finished the novel. Read chapter 22-23 today in class. We will finish part two tomorrow and then it is up to you to finish Part 3 so you can do a good job on the final essay task. The last bit does get creepy - just in time for Halloween!
 
 
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Today we put our knowledge to work trying to write a newspaper article about the 2004 Tsunami that hit Indonesia and Thailand. D. was able to find a tonne of facts about the event that everyone appreciated and added into their article. J. worked really well and pretty much finished his whole story. Way to go class. Don't forget to wear Black and Yellow tomorrow for spirit day!!

 
 
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This is a great novel so everyone get reading. So far we have read up to chapter 6. For the next few days we will be taking a look at newspaper article writing with Ms. Greer and then after the holiday we'll be back to the novel.

 
 
Get those last few things caught up and get ready for the next unit a novel by William Bell called STONES.