Siren Songs

Jenny Holzer’s art and Margaret Atwood’s poetry made for some thought-provoking explorations of what sort of ideas, people and things draw us in toward...

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school (even if the first day was cancelled!) I hope you are eager and ready for a great 2016-17 school year....

Using Brainframes

The Compare and Contrast Brain Frame is a perfect way to begin looking at the similarities and differences between texts for the Paper 2...

Poems written with Naomi Shihab Nye

One line from each person–one beautiful collective voice. 1. A blend of violence and peace, blue for bruises Blue of tie-dyed tongues and stuffiness...

The Poetry of Your Own Life

The Poetry of Your Own Life: Reflections on a Visit with Naomi Shihab Nye Some people dream about meeting famous athletes, movie stars, musicians....
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Letters to a Young Poet

A found poem taken from the words of Grade 11 students when asked for their advice about writing. Inspired by Rilke and and the...
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Alexander O. Smith: Translator Extraordinaire

On Thursday February 19, Alexander O. Smith came to speak to Grade 11 about translation and the many complexities of the process. He knows...
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Grade 10: Creative Non-Fiction

Writing Creative Non-Fiction – just like author Truman Capote (below), you need to get out there in the world and find a story that you...

Siren Songs

Jenny Holzer’s art and Margaret Atwood’s poetry made for some thought-provoking...