Category Archives: Student Work

Wonder of Reading Event at John Oliver Secondary

  These well-known characters greeted 900 elementary students visiting John Oliver on September 25, 2013 for their outstanding Wonder of Reading Day. The Giving Tree was built in the gym and a video of Shel Silverstein’s poem shown on the … Continue reading

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Poetry In Voice

Poetry In Voice is a national, bilingual recitation contest that inspires high school students to develop lifelong relationships with poetry while improving their public speaking and language skills.There is more than $20,000 in prize money with $5000 for the winner … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Life in Canada

This link would be valuable as an Inquiry topic for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (English 10). http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/charlie-angus/attawapiskat-emergency_b_1104370.html?ref=canada%23undefined

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30 second Speeches

English 8 students were asked to choose a topic (from a list of 30) related to the play we’re studying, Romeo and Juliet, or to some aspect of Shakespeare’s life and works. They actually ended up being 30-60 seconds, but … Continue reading

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Student Totem Poles

Based on an activity from Faye Brownlie and Leyton Schnellert’s book, It’s All About Thinking, called Spirit Guide (p.125) and using a page from Basil Johnstons’ short story, The Nature of Animals, my class’s study of Alexie Sherman’s novel, The … Continue reading

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Medieval Project: Catherine Called Birdy

Students in English 8 have just finished reading the novel, Catherine Called Birdy. They chose a topic related to the novel from a website posted on our class Moodle. The assignment required them to research the topic (Medieval foods, village … Continue reading

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Horror Projects

English 10 Enriched students have just finished reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and either Frankenstein or Dracula. They had a wide choice of projects to choose from. Students did a fantastic job. Some could not be displayed as they … Continue reading

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