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ENG4CI02 Daily Lessons

Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • Please make sure that you and your family have visited the BWDSB Continuous Learning webpage.
  • Please complete the Technology Survey at the top of the Continuous Learning Webpage (click the button to start).
  • Let me know via email if you are having any difficulties getting online.
  • Visit the BWDSB E-Learning Website.
  • My course should be listed there for you. Let me know if you are having problems finding it.



Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Welcome to continuous learning. I am happy to reconnect with you. I hope everyone is safe and secure at your home.
We will try to use the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to continue our learning. Click here to learn how to access the VLE. 
The website for the VLE is bwdsb.elearningontario.ca. Log in with your username and password and look under "My Classes." The format for your username is the same as you used to log in to your O365 account: the first 4-letters of last name + the first 3-letters of first name + the last 3-digits of student number followed by @bwdsb.on.ca. 
For example, Sean Smith with Student number: 123456789 --> Username: smitsea789@bwdsb.on.ca
The same password that you used to log in to O365 will work for the VLE.
Please email me back so that I know you received this message. In your email, please let me know if you are having difficulty, or have any concerns about our continuous learning. 
I am not 100% sure what we will be doing as of yet. We may continue reading What's Eating Gilbert Grape. If you don't have a copy, don't panic. I will figure it out.
Take care and check this email once a day. Or set it up to forward to an email that you do check more often.

Here's a direct link to my vLE site: https://bwdsb.elearningontario.ca/d2l/home/16106544

You may have to login first to get there. Email if you have any difficulties.


Friday, March 13, 2020.
  • Checked homework questions for chapters 4-6 of What's Eating Gilbert Grape​.
  • Discussed questions.
  • Read chapters 7-9.
  • Students worked on questions for those chapters.


Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • Checked homework questions for chapters 2 & 3 or What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
  • Discussed answers to questions.
  • Read chapters 4-6.
  • Students worked on questions for thoses chapters. Due tomorrow.
  • Handed back Short Story Tests. Marks have been updated on website.
  • Still waiting for some short story textbooks and personal writing assignments.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
  • Checked homework questions for chapter 1 of What's Eating Gilbert Grape​.
  • Discussed answers to questions.
  • Read chapters 2 and 3.
  • Students worked on questions for those chapters. Due tomorrow.
  • Some students still need to hand in ​Between the Lines 12​ short story textbook and personal writing assignments.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Monday, March 9, 2020.
  • Students wrote the short story test.
  • Students were given the next novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
  • Students were given time to read the first chapter and begin working on questions.
  • Personal responses are due tomorrow at the beginning of class. Make sure the assignments are printed before class.


Friday, March 6, 2020.
  • Students met in computer lab 203 for the final time to complete their writing assignments.
  • Personal responses are due on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
  • The short story test is postponed until Monday, March 9, 2020.


Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Students met in computer lab 203 to continue their writing assignments.
  • Personal responses are due on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
  • The short story test is postponed until Monday, March 9, 2020.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
  • Students met in computer lab 203 to begin their writing assignments.
  • Students should have their brainstorming finished and have begun writing their personal response.
  • Students have today, tomorrow, and Friday to complete the assignment.
  • The short story test is postponed until Monday, March 9, 2020.


Monday, March 2, 2020.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
  • Discussed questions to the poem "Cold Missouri Waters."
  • Discussed questions to "The White Knight."
  • Discussed the short story organizer.
  • The students will be starting written final assignments and having a test on short stories next week.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
  • Students wrote grammar quiz on Possessives, Plurals, and Contractions.
  • Students read the final short story "The White Knight" and worked on questions which are due tomorrow.


Monday, February 24, 2020.
  • Checked homework questions for "The Thirteenth Fire" and Short Story Organizer.
  • Discussed "The Thirteenth Fire" questions.
  • Discussed the Short Story Organizer.
  • Played a Kahoot! review for the grammar quiz tomorrow.
  • Students need to have the questions for the poem "Cold Missouri Water" completed for tomorrow.


Thursday, February 20, 2020.
  • Discussed review sheets for the upcoming grammar test.
  • Test date is Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
  • Read the short story "The Thirteenth Fire." Story and questions on handout.
  • Students fill out Short Story Organizer for "The Thirteenth Fire."
  • Students are to read the poem "Cold Missouri Waters" on page 96-97 Between the Lines 12​ and answer questions. Included on the handout for "The Thirteenth Fire."


Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
  • Checked homework assignment for the poem "February."
  • Discussed the questions.
  • Checked homework questions for "Two Fishermen."
  • Discussed questions.
  • Asked students if they had any questions about the grammar review.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
  • Students are to read "Two Fishermen" by Morley Callaghan on page 300 of Between the Lines 12.
  • Students were given questions to work on.
  • Grammar Review sheet also given out for students to prepare themselves for upcoming quiz.


Friday, February 14, 2020.
  • Checked questions for "The Chaser."
  • Discussed answers to the questions.
  • As a class, filled in the Short Story Organizer.
  • Handed out a poem named "February" for students to work on.


Thursday, February 13, 2020.
  • Students were given questions for "The Chaser."
  • Discussed first questions as a class.
  • Students read the story "The Chaser."
  • Students were given time to complete questions and short story organizer.
  • Questions due tomorrow.
  • Some students also received the grammar review sheet.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
  • Finished discussing questions for "The Fun They Had."
  • Students filled out Short Story Organizer on their own and then we discussed as a class.
  • Handed back first writing assignments about students' goals and methods for achieving them.
  • Reminded students to look over assignments, and to use my notes and the proofreading symbols (these were handed out on the first day) to understand any errors in their writing.
  • Showed students the website again. Students were encouraged to consult with this page to catch up on any missed work. Also, students can check their progress by clicking on the Student Reports link on the left.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
  • Students had a meeting with student services about next year's course selections.
  • Discussed using apostrophes for contractions and possessives.
  • Checked homework questions for "The Fun They Had."
  • Discussed questions as a class.

Monday, February 10, 2020.
  • Grammar: Making Irregular Nouns Plural
  • Fill out the Short Story Organizer "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" (on the back of question sheet)
  • Students read "The Fun They Had" and worked on questions (to be completed for tomorrow)


Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • First writing assignment is due. Students with extensions need to turn theirs in on Monday.
  • Students will continue reading the short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" on page 9.
  • Students will work on questions for the story that were distributed yesterday.
  • When students are finished, they are to work on the grammar sheet on Irregular Plurals.
  • If time permits, questions for the short story will be taken up and the Short Story Organizer will be filled out as a class.

Thursday, February 6, 2020.


Wednesday, Ferbruary 5, 2020.
  • Students will continue to work on their first writing assignment in Room 201.
  • Students are encouraged to (a) proofread and spellcheck their work carefully, and (b) check their assignment format to the Assignment Guidelines handed out on the first day of class.
  • The writing assignment is due Friday.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
  • Students worked in Room 201 on their first writing assignment ("My Goals and Methods to Achieve Them" handout yesterday).
  • Discussed how to set up Microsoft Word for more effective proofreading: Setting up Word for English
  • Discussed "Assignment Guidelines" (handout given yesterday).
  • Students will have this class and the next two to work on and finish this assignment. The assignment is due on Friday, February 7, 2020.


Monday, February 3, 2020.

Tomorrow, the class will meet in Room 201 to set up students on computers and set up Microsoft Word for ease of use in this class.



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