Category: Who Am I?

Dream Job

Read “Dream Jobs: Meet Sportswriter Mike Lupica” (Take the quiz, and complete the PowerWords activity.) Now write a post in your blog about your “Dream Job.” Tip: re-visit myblueprint.ca for ideas.

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Conduct Your Own Oral History Project

The Courage of Conviction Conduct Your Own Oral History Project An oral history project preserves part of a person’s life history—as viewed through that person’s eyes, experiences, and memories. In general, oral history projects add to the knowledge we share

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Conversation Starters

Are you a good listener? Turn to the person beside you and ask them to talk to you for about 30 seconds about one of the following: Tell me what you would do if you won a million dollars? Tell

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Stand Up

Have you ever stood up for something you believe in?  A brave and proud woman takes a different path at the … Borders. Background Check: Locate the following on a map: Western Canada Western United States Alberta Montana Follow Alberta

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Pick 5 and Synthesize (Part 2)

Pick 5 of the following words and synthesize them into a piece of your writing: divergent amity pseudovision extremities abnegation transcribe apparitions prototype plod cultivating a narcotic contingency incrementally unfathomable threshold gumbo dauntless perpetual candour idyllic perfunctory polyurethane bureaucrats ontologically

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Pick 5 and Synthesize (Part 1)

Pick 5 of the following words and synthesize them into a piece of your writing: psychological scorn elitism promenade demeanour crystalline bickering furrow gilded a rococo motif absently deprived orrery turnover endowed haunches evanescent wiry claustrophobic disembodied matronly oblation hackles

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Turning Point

Write about an event that in some way raised your awareness of some aspect of life. What was this event? How did it change you? Explain.

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Write a Descriptive Paragraph

Think about a family member who has had an impact on your life. What memories stand out in your mind? Jot down words or phrases that describe the person. Consider character traits and physical appearance, as well as memories you

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Create a story from this list of random words

Create a story from this list of random words: ornate mirth accordion pinprick askew motley reverie vanquish discordant symposium discard oregano summon skewer protrude scythe fathom blasphemous scaffold enthusiastic incredulous groin comradeship absurdity requisition charade suspicion sophisticated assertive colonel conscript

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Create a story from this list of random words

Create a story from this list of random words: Richard verge exhaustion doctor ferocity goddess Friday selflessness rosebush inconsolable bucket phalanx silent peas limbo dandelions guard tree cassette imbibed politics disembodied pocket Lord cots avail sluggard snowstorm chef amid surge

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Thank You Ma’am

Read “Thank You Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes.   Respond to the Story The first sentence of the story suggests that the tone will be humorous. What other details in the story add to the humorous effect? Despite the light tone,

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

Read “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter Respond to the following questions on the various aspects of the story: Who is the protagonist? What is/are the conflict(s)? The conflict is developed through the use of names that apply to the

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Tabula Rasa?

Immigration has occurred at some point in the background of all Canadians, even those who are now called “native” or “first nation” peoples. Choose one of these topics: My ancestral homeland The arrival of my ancestor(s) in Canada My immigration

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“I Am”

Read Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If,” detailing what a man is, based on his actions. You will write a poem about what YOU are. You have two options for the format of this poem. 1) You may model your poem after

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