Occupy Central Picture

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I think that this picture is powerful because they all believe in one thing and they come together and stand for what they believe for and support each other because they all believe in the same thing.

Pic: http://www.ejinsight.com/20140707-occupy-central-npc-decision-election/

Occupy Hong Kong News

On September 28, 2014 the people of Hong Kong have been protesting against the Chinese government. They are protesting against the Chinese government, because the Chinese government is not letting the people choose who they want to be elected for the 2017 election of the Hong Kong government. The people in Hong Kong want the right to be able to choose who they want to for the chief executive for the Hong Kong government. People say that they have the right to speak up for themselves and they have to right to protest for what they want.

I think that people that are protesting have the right to free and choose who they want as the leader of Hong Kong because in this short clip that I saw, there was a girl saying something about that how all of the people have dreams and Joshua Wong had a dream and he changed a generation. The people have the right to have a goof life, they have the right to be protected by the government that is represented by the people

Handy Value Drawing

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When we did our hand drawings, we first drew three different hands in different positions, then we choose out favourite on and used carbon paper to transfer the image of the hand on the hard paper. After we got the hands on the paper, we drew multiple lines across the paper and shaded each space the lines made. The shading shows different depths and how some parts are over others and how others are on top of others. For my drawing I drew four hand all facing different directions and shaded them. I used the palm facing up gesture symbolizing open and peace. In my drawing I am saying open and peace so there are no wars or hatred. I think that the effect of the value drawing is that you can see different depths in the drawing like how some parts look like they are on top of other parts. There are different depths of the drawing like the shading part. I think that my drawing is successful because I was able to show different depths in the drawing and you could clearly see the hands.


September 22, 2014


-You use commas when you are separating phrases that don’t need to be there.

-When you link two independent clauses with a conjunction.

-When you are addressing someone in particular.

-When you are making a list.

-When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun.

-After introductory phrases or clauses.


-Geographical locations.

How not to use a comma:

-When separating two independent clauses without a conjunction.

-After the conjunction.

-When separating a dependant and independent clause with a conjunction.


October 7, 2014

Punctuation Dialogue:

-You always have punctuation inside of the quotations, rarely periods.

-You don’t always have to address who is speaking between two people.

-After the dialogue you don’t always have to capitalize the next word.

-You can have an interrupted dialogue.

-Always use commas.


Tenses Table

Sentences Types:

-Simple Sentence. An independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a complete thought.

-Compound Sentences. Refers to a sentence made up of two independent clauses, connected to one another with a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are “FANBOYS,” (For, and , nor, but, or, yet, so).

-Complex Sentences. They are made up of several parts or clauses, at least one of these will be the ‘main clause’ which contains the main information in the sentence. There will also be one or more ‘subordinate clauses’ which give extra information about what is happening. The ‘subordinate clause’ will not make sense on it’s own.

-Compound-Complex Sentence. A type of sentence that has at lease two independent (main) clauses and at least one dependent (subordinate) clause.


In class, we listen to a rap about passive and active voices. After the rap we learned what a passive and active voice is and how to use them. For example in an active voice the subject goes before the verb and in a passive voice the verb goes before the subject. One of the homework was to find a passive and active voice in our reading so we could understand it better.


Q1 writing goal:

My writing goal is to have at least one word from my wonder word wall in my writing pieces and the evidence is that I will highlight the word on in my writing pieces.

Q1 reading goal:

My reading goal is to have at least 10 words per book on my wonder word wall and the evidence will be on my wonder word wall.


Q2 writing goal:

My writing goal is to have at least one word from my wonder word wall in my writing pieces and the evidence is that I will highlight the word on in my writing pieces.

Q2 reading goal:

My reading goal is to have at least 10 words per book on my wonder word wall and the evidence will be on my wonder word wall.


Q3 writing goal:

My Writing goal is to use some of the words on my word wall in my writing. The evidence will be in my writing pieces.

Q3 reading goal:

My reading goal is to read different genres and not stick to all one genre. The evidence will be on my reading log.


Q4 writing goal:

My writing goal is to have five words per book on my word wall. The evidence will be on my word wall.

Q4 reading goal:

My reading goal is to read one book per week. The evidence will be on my reading log.

Q1 Goals Presentation Grade

Q2 Work Habits Rubric

Q2 Goals Presentation Rubric

Q3 Goals Presentation Rubric

Q4 Work Habits

Work Habits Slip

Q4 Goals presentation


During writing, we were brainstorming different ideas for our personal narratives and writing down the ideas in a journal that we keep. After we chose which story we want to write about for our personal narrative we would put the events of the story in a graphic organiser and put the details and what events are going to happen in our story.


Personal Narrative Formative

Writing Summative Blood Test

Persuasive Essay Jigsaw

Sarthak’s Persuasive Essay Jigsaw

Same-Sex Marriage Summative

Writing Summative Blood Test

Summaries Graded

Wonder Words Wall

The Maze Runner by James Dashner:

Inexplicably – Some thing you can’t explain

Sluff – Non cohesive snow falling down a slope

Kin – Family and relations

Defiantly – Open resistance; bold disobedience

Tautly – Stretched or pulled tight; not slack

Clamoring – Making a loud and confused noise

Adamantly – Refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind

Palpable – Able to be touched or felt

Gamut – The complete range or scope of something


The Scorch Trials By James Dashner:

Cynicism – an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest

Nutso – a crazy person

Melancholy – a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause

Entombed – to place a dead body in a tomb

Scorch – to burn the surface of something

Transfixed – to cause someone to be motionless with horror, wonder or astonishment

Haven – a place of safety or refuge

Shuck – an outer covering such as a husk or pod, especially the husk of an ear of maize

Sham – bogus, false

Coalescing – come together to form one mass or whole

Pendulum – a weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely, especially a rod with a weight at the end that regulates the mechanism of a clock.

Deluge – a severe flood

Dappled – marked with spots or rounded patches

Blasphemy – the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things

Cinch – extremely easy task

Mirth – amusement, especially as expressed in laughter

Obscenities – the state or quality of being obscene

Dire – of a very poor quality

Mote – a tiny piece of a substance; a speck

Threshold – a strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room

Contemplate – look thoughtfully for a long time at

Dank – unpleasantly damp and cold


Think Like A Freak By Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt

Pensioners – a person who receives a pension, especially the retirement pension.

Inalienable – not subject to being taken away from or given away by the possessor

Exchequer – a royal or national treasury

Incentive – a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something

Instilled – gradually but firmly establish

Repugnant – extremely distasteful; unacceptable

Unspool – unwind or cause to unwind from or as if from a spool

Extrapolation – extend the application of (a method or conclusion) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable

Pundits – a Hindu scholar learned in Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and religion, typically also a practising priest

Evokes – bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind

Ultracrepidarianism – No results

Grandiose – extravagantly or pretentiously imposing in appearance or style


The Hunger Games Trilogy By Suzanne Collins

Entrails – internal organs collectively

Supple – Moving and bending with ease

Forage – the act of searching for food

Deterrent – something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Rabid – of or infected by rabies

Incite – provoke or stir up

Verve – energetic style

Iridescent – varying in color when seen if different lights or form of angles

Adorn – make more attractive by adding ornament color

Meager – deficient in amount or quality or extent

Cumulative – increasing by successive addition

Sustenance – a source of materials to nourish the body

Obliterated – reduced to nothingness

Treason – a crime that undermines the offender’s government

Paraffin – from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings

Tessera – a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics

Racketeer – someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)

Synonymous – (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same

Insurmountable – not capable of being surmounted or overcome

Mace – spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed

Tureen – large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews

Swathe – wrap in swaddling clothes

Decrepit – worn and broken down by hard use

Demeanor – (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Sanctioned – established by authority; given authoritative approval

Utopia – ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects

Dystopia – state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror


Divergent Trilogy By Veronica Roth

Acrid – strong and sharp

Amity – a state of friendship and cordiality

Aptitude – inherent ability

Candor – the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

Demeanor – (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Duress – compulsory force or threat

Grimace – contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

Hurtle – move with or as if with a rushing sound

Jostle – make one’s way by jostling, pushing, or shoving

Placid – (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

Precariously – in a precarious manner

Reprimand – an act or expression of criticism and censure

Resonate – sound with resonance

Surly – inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

Adornment – the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting

Giver Vocab

The Outsiders Vocab