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1 Monday, Feb. 7 th, 2011

2 Reminders O Letters of Introduction are due today – they should be placed in the metal basket (my In- Box) at the front of the classroom. O Late Assignment Form and routine

3 Silent Reading Reminder O GCO 4: Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts. O 15 minutes silent reading will happen at the beginning of each class that happens in the morning. This starts this Wednesdays. O English 11-3 (B) – Mondays and Wednesdays (plus applicable Fridays) O English 11-4 (C) – Tuesdays and Thursday (plus applicable Fridays).

4 The Power of Words O “I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out” Katherine Dunn O Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha

5 Outcomes about language. O GCO 2: Students will be expected to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically. O 2.4 Critically evaluate others’ uses of language and use this knowledge to reflect on and improve their own uses of language O GCO 3: Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect O 3.1 Demonstrate sensitivity and respect in interaction with peers and others in both informal and formal situations O 3.3 Adapt language and communication style to audience, purpose, and situation

6 Being mindful about language in this room O You are expected to use language that is appropriate for this situation (a classroom!) O No profanity

7 Being mindful about language in this room O You are expected to use language that is inclusive, not exclusive O Ms. MacDonald’s pet peeves: O Racist, homophobic or demeaning language. O Language that explicitly or implicitly demeans the abilities of others

8 Being mindful about language in this room O You are expected to use language that is inclusive, not exclusive O Ms. MacDonald’s pet peeves: O Racist, homophobic or demeaning language. O Language that explicitly or implicitly demeans the abilities of others

9 Words can be powerful O hm4k (Anti-bullying) hm4k O Am4M&feature=related (Amnesty International video) Am4M&feature=related

10 Two Tasks…. O Speaking and Listening Action Plan O Reading and Responding Work

11 Fear of Words… O However, I do want you to share your ideas… I just want to be mindful of HOW you share your ideas. O For the rest of the class, you will work with some of the fear of words… O Two Tasks: O Speaking and Listening Action Plan O Reading and Responding Work


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