Reader’s Theatre – Suggestions

1. Gestures – You should add gestures to set the mood and hook people in.

2. Pauses – When and where

3. Script development (add, take away, enhance)

4. Set the scene, don’t make the audience assume.

5. Small key actions, to add depth.


Due Date Delays – Again

Due to the march break, some of the due dates have been delayed, again.

Data management – 24 Hours assignment – Delayed to Thursday

Measurement – Biathlon assignment – Delayed to Thursday

ELA – Graphic Organizer BLM – Due Thursday

Sorry about this, again.


Black Lives Matter – Graphic Organizer

Today Mr. BT has assigned us a new writing task, it is about Black Lives Matter and if its working or not.

The graphic organizer will be due on March 21st




ELA – Due Date Delays / Changes

So due to changes in the teacher schedule, unfortunately some due dates have been delayed.

1. Speeches has been moved from Thursday and Friday to only Friday for 2 periods

2. Lit circles meeting #2 has been unfortunately been postponed to after March break

Sorry about this.



Black History Month – Paragraph / Speech Structure

Today Mr. BT was kind enough to give us the speech / paragraph structure for the Black History Month Speeches.

-Fahim (Posting this on R8C since Mr. BT told me to)



Due dates for Black History Speech

Graphic Organizer – Tuesday February 28th

Rough Copy #1 – Thursday March the 2nd

Good Copy #1 – Monday March 6th

Final Good Copy (#2) – Tuesday March 7th

Speech Presented – Thursday / Friday | March 9th / 10th


Bibliography – How to

A bibliography is a list of sources used to find certain information or quotes. This text piece shows multiple examples of how to do it.

Bibliography – How to


Black History Month – Speeches

Mr. BT started a new project, we will chose a black figure who made a difference to make a speech about them.

The links below will be the requirements and the rubric for the speech.





Lit Circles –

Lit circles first meeting is Mon Feb 6th.  Please be prepared to present your roles.  Each role will be presented in a group format.  Mr. BT will be evaluating each person individually.  

Today Mr. BT has introduced us an activity called Lit Circles that we will be starting tomorrow.

Today, we chose our groups with our leaders (shown below), our books and our roles.




EQAO Practice Assignment – Fly-Fishing

Since EQAO is coming up quick, Mr. BT is preparing us by giving us practice assignments. Today Mr. BT gave us a text about a family going fly-fishing.

We read through it together, then we completed all the questions (except for 6) together.

After we finished it all, we looked at everyone’s answer and everyone wrote down the sentence(s) that they thought were the  best.

Tomorrow we will be assembling the best ones as a class to make a near-perfect answer.

Sorry for the long post today, we did a lot of work.

– Fahim