The End of English 9

Throughout the English 9 course, humor has been a recurring motif:  first, in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; next in various political cartoons and speeches that we studied.  In this final unit of the course, students engaged in a culminating study of how language can be used to create a humorous effect […]

IDU Reflection Post

“Inclusion”, noun, the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. During ISB’s ninth-grade Interdisciplinary unit, the term inclusion was used continuously. The whole grade was split into teams of 3-5 and was given data from an ISB inclusion survey in order to find an issue to solve. The inclusion issue […]

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Socratic Seminar Reflection

In today’s Socratic Seminar on “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, our grade nine class split in two for a 30-minute discussion. In these 30 minutes, my group exchanged various ideas and arguments, including a difference of opinion on the meaning behind Rowdy’s name. This dispute was one of the many […]