Watch the following Youtube videos and then answer the questions on a separate sheet of lined paper OR in a typed word document that answer the questions below:
#1. Watch this video and list all the themes mentioned. Include a brief description of each theme:
#2. Watch this next video that reviews all the characters in Romeo & Juliet. Who is your favourite character from the play? List your favourite character and describe in at least 3 sentences why he/she is your favourite character?
#3. Watch the next video that describes the "Top 10 Questions" from Romeo & Juliet. Then come up with 3 original questions of your own about the play. Write these questions on a separate sheet of paper or in a word document.
#4. Finally, check out this final video that shows a different film version of the text. This film version is more traditional than the modern one, but they both have very romantic elements that highlight the important parts of the story. Which version do you think is better (this one or the more modern one) and why? Write a paragraph explaining your choice.
Remember to use proper paragraph form like this:
We will be reading the graphic novel version of Shakespeare's famous play. Click on the youtube video below to see the film trailer.
One of your assignments in this unit will be to create a comic strip of some of the events in the novel. Watch the following video created by English students to get some visual inspiration and ideas.
Is this how you picture Steve and his life in jail?
Watch the following interview with one of the criminals locked up in jail with Steve Harmen.
Based on the information provided in the interview and what you have read in the book so far, do you think Steve is innocent or guilty?
To answer click the "comments" link ABOVE this question. Answer in a complete and proper paragraph. Make sure your answer is FIVE SENTENCES long.
Reason #1 (guilty or innocent)
Reason #2 (guilty or innocent)
Reason #3 (guilty or innocent)
The first book we will be studying this year is the award winning book Monster by Walter Dean Myers.
Click on the link below to see an introduction to the story of Steve Harmen, created by students just like you!
Welcome parents and students to Grade 9 Applied English here at Bear Creek. Our first unit of study this semester will be paragraph writing and the award winning book Monster by Walter Dean Myers.
As the unit progresses students will be using this online space to respond to writing prompts including videos, news articles, think-about questions, short stories, advertisements, and a variety of other texts.
Information for parents about upcoming due dates and events will be available under the "Parents' Corner" tab (also located across the top of this website).
If you have any questions about your child's progress please feel free to contact me at the school by phone or by email. My contact information is listed on your child's course outline and in the sidebar of this website.