Friday, October 19, 2012

Due to the very obvious fact that Mr. White is not teaching grade 8 this year (BOOOOO!!!), the grade 8 blog will be taking a long break (hiatus-SAT).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Little superstar fight scene script Oliver

1s.Apu: Well that was nice, right Eka? Eka?
5s.Eka: exuse me ladies
7s.Eilu hits and kicks eka
16s.Lokue trips Eka
18s.Eka takes lokue
20s.Lokue:let me down, let med down, let me down!!!
22s.Bako and Eilu are fighting (Eilu wins)
35s.Lokue: I know you’re busy fighting and all Eilu, but do you mind getting me down from here
45s.Eilu kicks bucket at Eka and lukue falls. lokue then kicks bucket at Eka and Eka falls Eilu beats up Eka while Eka pleads for mercy
1.13m.Eka to parents: He broke my arm, my leg but I still have my pride

1s.Apu: Well that was nice, right Eka? Eka?
5s.Eka: exuse me ladies
7s.Eilu hits and kicks eka
16s.Lokue trips Eka
18s.Eka takes lokue
20s.Lokue:let me down, let med down, let me down!!!
22s.Bako and Eilu are fighting (Eilu wins)
35s.Lokue: I know you’re busy fighting and all Eilu, but do you mind getting me down from here
45s.Eilu kicks bucket at Eka and lukue falls. lokue then kicks bucket at Eka and Eka falls
Eily beats up Eka while Eka pleads for mercy
1.13m.Eka to parents: He broke my arm, my leg but I still have my pride

Friday, June 8, 2012


Claus- guy that gets beat up
Fernando- guy that beats everyone up
Eduardo- short guy (see the allusion)
Bob- guy that gets thrown at the table
Don- The guy that gets beat up, right before the tree scene

0.00 -Bob gets thrown at the table.
0.02 Claus- You destroyed my favorite suit! I just washed it.
0.07 -Fernando beats up Claus. Claus is tripped by Eduardo.
0.15 Eduardo- HAHAHAHAHAHA!
0.17 Claus- Hey shorty, what are you laughing at? I’m going to beat you up!
0.20 Eduardo- Let me go, let me go!
0.21 Claus- You are pathetic.
0.23 -Fernando beats up Don
0.34 Eduardo- Let me go, let me go!
0.37 Fernando- How about you let put him down before I do it myself.
0. 39 Claus- I wonder how you are going to do that. You are the worse fighter I ever saw!
0.44 -Fernando flicks the pot into Claus, Eduardo falls.
0.47 Eduardo- Hahaha! Thanks!
0.49 Fernando- No problem. So are you going to go down yourself or should I get you down also?
0.51 Claus- I’d rather stay here.
0.53 Fernando- OK. Hey Eduardo, want to try.
0. 54 Eduardo- Yeah!
0.55 Fernando- Just kick it high.
0.57 -Claus falls
1.02 Claus- No please! It’s enough! Don’t kick me!
1.09 Eduardo- Again, again!
1.10 -Fernando hits Claus again
1.15 Claus- He broke my nose, he broke my hand, he broke my leg. I’m not going to able to do anything now.

Script for Lil' Superstar- Oleksiy

Characters of this transcript:

(0:01)Balu: Brother, you don't worry about this stupid fight. I'll take care of this myself.
Nakan: Ok.
 (Gorillaz slaps Balu)
(0:14)Nakan: [runs and trips over Tiney’s leg]
You, little monster (what are you doing)? Tiney: Haha, I got you!
Gorillaz is fighting Balu, and smashes him to the ground.
 (0:37)Nakan takes Tiney up a tree.
Tiney: Help!
Nakan: You will never get us!
Gorillaz: We’ll see!
(0:44)Gorillaz throws bucket up the tree. Tiney falls.
 (0:59)Tiney and Gorillaz throw bucket again. Nakan falls.
Gorillaz and Tiney come up to him.
Nakan: Please! Don’t hit me! I’ll leave.
Tiney: Let’s teach him a lesson!
(1:11)Gorillaz and Tiney start beating Nakan.
 (1:19)Nakan lying on bed, with bandages, badly hurt.
Nakan to doctor: Look doctor! A broken arm, leg and two ribs.
Doctor: Well, I’ll see what I can do.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Little Superstar Fight Scene 2 - George

Characters in order of appearance:
Zyzyxy Klyvyr
Mario Batoletti (Afro)
Chisanona Flaxor (Glasses)
Eoue Aeoua
‘Little Frederico’
Sekra Istmen
Suhar Kolana

0:01 - (Zyzyxy is thrown onto a table that then collapses. Mario and Chisanona look towards the action.)
0:02 - (Chisanona ducks and Mario gets splashed with water from offscreen)
Mario: Come on Zyzyxy, you know I don’t like apple juice!
0:06 - Mario comes out of the crowd fists raised, looking at Eoue.
Eoue kicks Mario in the face with left foot, then in stomach with right, and as Mario tries to kick back, he does it again. Eoue slaps Mario with the inside of his right hand, then with the outside, then with left hand. He then does a sideways chop to the neck and finally smacks him away with his right hand.
0:14 - Little Frederico trips Mario up. Mario gets up and picks him up like a child. He then slugs him over his shoulder and walks offscreen.
0:22 - Eoue punches Sekra in the stomach, then slaps him, kicks him twice with his left foot and smacks him to the floor. He then stomps on him, pulls him up and punches him twice in the face.
0:37 - Mario is holding Frederico up in a tree.
Frederico: Help! Daddy, get me down from here!
Eoue: Let him down Mario!
Mario: Oh, what can I do? Big old Eoue might hurt me, oh no!
0:44 - Eoue flicks a pot into Mario, who drops Frederico.
Frederico: Hahaha, yeah!
Eoue: So, do you want to come down too?
Mario: Nah, I’m fine up here for now.
Eoue (to Frederico): You’re turn, ready?
Frederico: Yep!
Frederico kicks pot and Eoue helps it reach Mario by throwing it towards the tree.
0:59 - Mario falls to ground and rolls onto his back
Eoue puts foot up as if to stomp on Mario’s knee.
Mario: No, please stop!
Eoue stomps firstly on his knee, and then on his arm.
Frederico: Hit him again!
Eoue punches Mario twice in the face.
Mario wakes up in hospital with bandages all over. Chisanona and Suhar are also there
Points at arm and then leg while saying: ‘It hurts here, and here and everywhere.’

Script Little Superstar fight Scene

Baggie:Im the best!
Louis hits Baggie
Manny: Hahahahaha
Baggie:Thats not funny!
Louis hits Baggie
Manny: Get me out of this tree!
Manny falls down from tree
Baggie: You can't get me down!
Louis: Why dont you come down yourself?
Manny: Oh yes we can!
baggie: You can't get me!
Louis: Want to try Manny?
Manny: Yes!
Baggie falls out of tree, Louis hits Baggie, manny cheering on Louis.
Baggie:Look at this! My arm, my leg!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Istanbul puzzle Oliver read

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Natasha's 10 minute read:

10 minute reading Kuba

10 Minute Reading Christina

Brigands MC- 10 min read Oleksiy

George 10min Reading 2

Lil' Superstar

Take this scene from The Godfather (Coppola, 1972).

The Godfather, Don Corleone, receives visitors in his office on the day of his daughter’s wedding.
Johnny Fontane, the famous singing artist, in a desperate state pleads with Don Corleone to “persuade” certain Hollywood producers to offer him a new record contract.

: 03 Johnny Fontane: Godfather, I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what to do.

Abruptly, standing and shaking Fontane while yelling at him.

Godfather: You can act like a man (slaps him in the face). What’s the matter with you? This is how you’ve turned, he’s been in Hollywood so many years cries like a woman.

:15 Mocking him with heavy sobbing
What can I do? What can I do?

Reaching out in a comforting manner
:25 Godfather: Come here. You look terrible. I want you to eat. I want you to rest well. In a month from now this Hollywood big-shot is going to give you what you want.

:40 Fontane: Too late, they start shooting in a week.

:45 Godfather: I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.

Now watch this!

You must create dialogue for this scene from Adhisaya Piravi (1990).

• These characters must have names.
• You must supply dialogue for all spoken parts (They are speaking Tamil)• You must describe major physical asides. If your main character is on the verge of taking another man’s manhood with his foot, then you must indicate this.
• You must provide a reference to time that coincides with the video running time.
• You must also include the video.

If there is another video of comparable time and dialogue usage, run it by me and I am sure it will be fine.

If you would like to kill 32 minutes, watch some more of Adhisaya Piravi. It is soooo bad it’s good.

Goli MAR!

DUE Friday

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kuba The Pool Players

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George Recording- The Pool Players

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Gwendolyn Brooks



We real cool. We

Left school. We

Lurk late. We

Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We

Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We

Die soon.

MYP Language A English Dept

Ideas to consider for Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “We Real Cool”

1. The speaker of the poem clearly identifies himself or herself with a group that s/he refers to as “we”. Who is the speaker?

The speaker in the poem is the author, who is talking about his and his friends/family/ enemies/ classmates experiences. It is perfectly clear that the poet is the speaker, because he uses word “we”, which means he is talking about himself and someone with him. If author was not the speaker he would say “them” or “you” instead of “we”.

2. What are her/his characteristics? What can you say about the group to which s/he belongs? How aware of himself or herself is the speaker?

She/he are probably from a poor family, he/she doesn’t care about school, thinks that he/she is really cool and drinks. This is not the best characteristic that I’ve ever given.

3. The first line of the poem states “We real cool.” What do you think is the tone of this poem? Does the poet think the speaker and her/his friends are cool?

I don’t know why, but I can picture some afro-american, who’s wearing loads of golden braslets and acting like a total show off saying this poem, because if a poem starts with “We real cool” , the tone of the poem is definitely not about daffodils.

4. Why do you think Brooks chose to end each line of the poem, except the last, with the word “we”? conclude
Brooks probably does that to give the poem some unique rhythm, because if you remove the “We’s” it is probably going to rhyme in the end which is kind of usual, and if you have these rhyms at the end and then the “we’s” after, it gives it that uniquiness.

5. Read the poem out loud several times, trying to stress different words with each reading. How does the meaning of the poem change as the emphasis changes? (emphasize)/structure/word choice

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Oleksiy In-Class Poetry Response

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Want to learn a lesson the hard way?



Chaos ruled OK in the classroom

as bravely the teacher walked in

the nooligans ignored him

His voice was lost in the din

‘The theme for today is violence

and homework will be set

I’m going to teach you a lesson

one that you’ll never forget’

He picked on a boy who was shouting

and throttled him then and there

then the girl behind him

(the one with grotty hair)

Then sword in hand he hacked his way

between the chattering rows

‘First come, first severed ’ he declared

‘fingers, feet or toes’

He threw the sword at a latecomer

it struck with deadly aim

then pulling out a shotgun

he continued with his game

The first blast cleared the backrow

(where those who skive hang out)

they collapsed like rubber dinghies

when the plugs pulled out

"Mushrooms" by Silvia Plath


By Silvia Plath

Overnight, very

Whitely, discreetly,

Very quietly

Our toes, our noses

Take hold on the loam,

Acquire the air.

Nobody sees us,

Stops us, betrays us;

The small grains make room.

Soft fists insist on

Heaving the needles,

The leafy bedding,

Even the paving.

Our hammers, our rams,

Earless and eyeless,

Perfectly voiceless,

Widen the crannies,

Shoulder through holes. We

Diet on water,

On crumbs of shadow,

Bland-mannered, asking

Little or nothing.

So many of us!

So many of us!

We are shelves, we are

Tables, we are meek,

We are edible,

Nudgers and shovers

In spite of ourselves.

Our kind multiplies:

We shall by morning

Inherit the earth.

Our foot's in the door.