ENGLISH B30: Unit Plan & News
Contact Info: rdelainey@lcbi.sk.ca
Cell # for Mr. Delainey: 306-867-4282

Enter English B30 Student Zone

If you have not already done so, please register for a Quia account by clicking here. Quia is how students will complete and received feedback
for exams.

April 6th

Check your emails. I sent you some information on podcasts, e.g. potential software to use and a link to my site's podcast as a possible format to follow. Tanner
please see Annie and get organized.

April 7th
I have updated the calendar, i.e. you can see the specific dates your groups must be prepared to present. There's no flexibility for presenting in a different order
because the presentations were organized to logically flow from one to the next. So be prepared to present on your day.

Monday, March 30th

1. Meeting 9:45 am sharp. Log into Google Hangout/Meet. We will meet to get organized for the days and weeks to come.

During the meeting, I'll remind you to get prepared to write the 1984 test.

The exam is written in two parts: part 1 (the objective test) is on Wednesday, April 1st.

I'll email a copy of part 2 (the written test) to everybody on Wednesday, as well. Part 1 is completed using Quia while Part 2 is completed using Google Docs.

 

 

Tuesday, March 31st

1. Study period for Wednesday, e.g. consider reviewing your answers to the chapter end questions; review the glossary of terms and people from page 14 to 18; you will also be required, on part 1, to respond to two or three important quotations from the novel. If you turn to page 18 and 19 you'll see the potential quotes appearing on the test. You can research the quotes by looking around the Internet for information about them.

You can also start preparing for part 2 (the written part of the test) by turning to the bottom of page 19 and reading up to and including page 21. These pages list the potential written questions you'll be required to answer on Thursday, April 2nd.

Practice logging into your Quia account today to make sure you're ready to go tomorrow. If you are having trouble, you'll have to request Quia reset your password. I have no control over your password.

 

Wednesday, April 1st

1. Writing 1984 exam Part 1: 9:45 am. The exam has two parts. Part 1 is an objective test, e.g. multiple choice, true/false, etc.

You must log in to your Quia account and complete the test within the time limit set for the test. You cannot access the test before 9:45. Be careful of the time. For some of you this is a skill--time management writing a test--you need to learn in order to make the transition to the post-secondary world.

You'll find a link to the test through your Quia account in the ELA B30 class page. Hit "view" to find the test link. Let me know if you're having any difficulties immediately (literally phone me at 306 867 4282). Text me if the phone is busy and I'll phone you back.

When you finish part 1, check your email for part 2 (the written test). I'm sending everyone a different set of questions to complete. The test is due by the end of Friday (3:25 pm) sharp.

Thursday, April 2nd

1. Writing 1984 exam Part 2: 11:15 am.

This is a work period for you to start on Part 2. You'll get today and tomorrow's class to work.

You'll quite likely need to use sometime outside of class to polish your responses, but it isn't completely necessary (if you're an efficient writer and researcher).

Friday, April 3rd

1. Still Writing 1984 exam Part 2: 9:45 am.

If you have finished Part 2, then share your Google Doc with rdelainey@lcbi.sk.ca (giving me full-editing privileges).

There is no further work in ELA B30 for today.

Monday, April 6th

1. Meeting 9:45 am sharp. Log into Google Hangout/Meet. We will meet to get organized for the days and weeks to come.

During today's meeting, we'll get organized for the Prepare and Present a PowerPoint Presentation (see 22 of the novel study handout for specifics).

a). We'll get everyone organized into 2s or 3s. Also, you have the option of creating a podcast instead of the Google Slides presentation. Podcasts are recorded. Google Slide presentations are delivered live through Google Hangout/Meet.

b). Everyone will pick one of the topics listed on the student zone page. You'll have to download your group's video. Also, there's a transcript/guide book for some of the videos or just a guide book. These are text resources that basically summarize, again in text, the video/topic your group is covering. This makes it so you don't have to start and stop and start and stop the video over and over again to record ideas and such.

Follow the instructions starting on page 22 through to page 26.

Once the class starts presenting their podcasts and presentations, we'll meet regularly in Google Hangout/Meet so everyone can watch and listen and respond.

Due Date: turn to page 23 and you can see the order of presentations, e.g. we start with 1 ("The Misinformation Threat") and then move on to 2 ("The Evolution of Media and Misinformation"), and then move on to 3, etc. etc. The first presentation takes place on Monday, April 13th and presentations continue throughout the rest of the week.

 

Tuesday, April 7th

1. Work period for the podcast/presentation assignment.

Text me if you need/want to meet with me on Hangout to discuss an issue or ask a question. You can text me your question, as well; however, I'd rather talk since texting takes forever.

Wednesday, April 8th

1. Work period for the podcast/presentation assignment.

Text me if you need/want to meet with me on Hangout to discuss an issue or ask a question. You can text me your question, as well; however, I'd rather talk since texting takes forever.

Thursday, April 9th

1. Work period for the podcast/presentation assignment.

Text me if you need/want to meet with me on Hangout to discuss an issue or ask a question. You can text me your question, as well; however, I'd rather talk since texting takes forever.

Friday, April 10th

Easter Break starts. We are back in class on Monday, April 20th.

Monday, April 20th

1. Work period for the podcast/presentation assignment.

Text me if you need/want to meet with me on Hangout to discuss an issue or ask a question. You can text me your question, as well; however, I'd rather talk since texting takes forever.

Tuesday, April 21st

1. Meeting 9:45 am sharp. Log into Google Hangout/Meet.

1st: Anne and Tanner

2nd: Keely and Azelyn

3rd: Christa, Elsa and Nyah

Wednesday, April 22nd

1. Meeting 11:15 am sharp. Log into Google Hangout/Meet.

1st: Alec and Daniel

2nd: Abby, Maria, Josie

3rd: Conner and Morgan

Thursday, April 23rd

1. Meeting 9:45 am sharp. Log into Google Hangout/Meet.

1st: Gavin, Layne and Kyle

2nd: Wyatt, Aidan and Paul

Friday, April 24th

1. Meeting 11:45 am sharp. Log into Google Hangout/Meet.

This is a spill-over period (just in case we need extra time to complete presentation).

Monday, April 27th

1. Meeting 9:45 am sharp. Log into Google Hangout/Meet.

Potential spill-over period. To be determined.

Tuesday, April 28th

 

Wednesday, April 29th

 

Thursday, April 30th

 

Friday, May 1st