ENG11: List of sources for social media unit #socialmedia #lifechanging

Hey English 11,

Tomorrow we complete our social media unit with a timed personal essay. You will have 75 minutes to complete an essay that outlines your response to the essential question of our unit.

To help you prepare for this, here is a combined, easy to sort through list of sources we’ve taken in throughout this unit:

Connected (documentary)

I Tweet, Therefore I Am – op ed (nytimes.com)

4 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Relationships - article (socialmediaexaminer.com)

Social Media impacts on Real World Relationships – infographic (mashable.com)

Effects of Social Networking on Social Relationships – essay (teenink.com)

Social Media’s Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships – op ed (theatlantic.com)

ENG10: Book Talk Outline #IRP #booktalk

Hey ENG10,

For those of you who can’t keep copies safe I hand out in class (grrr- paper wasters!) OR, for parents and supporting teachers/grown ups who want access to a copy of their own, here you go:

ENG10 Book Talk outline, rubric (PDF)

Remember: extra help is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch in room 235, and this is due on January 19. Bring idea, technical or other questions- they’re all welcome. Good luck!

ENG11: Record a Monologue- DUE JANUARY 5 #romeoandjuliet #assignment

Hey English 11,

Here is the outline for your record a monologue task:

Expressive Monologue Reading Outline, Rubric (PDF)

Here is a site that provides a rich list of monologues from Romeo & Juliet. Remember, your text must be a minimum of 12 lines in length. Don’t pick any old item from this page- pick one that meets the requirement.

http://www.shakespeare-monologues.org/plays/35

How do I get ready for this?

Remember- you have access to two different audio versions and three different video versions of the play via oxfordnext.com. Listen/view them all and consider how you might read your passage before recording…

Where do I turn my recorded monologue in?

http://nsvs.ednet.ns.ca/nsps/nsps26/mod/forum/view.php?id=135054

ENG11: A2S2-3 #read #selfcheck

Hey English 11,

Just a friendly reminder to read through A2S2-3. You can access the full suite of resources we’re using in class via oxfordnext.com at home on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Need a digital copy you can read as a PDF without using data? Try this: A2 – R&J (PDF)

Remember that we’re doing two things at the close of each scene- constructing a synopsis of the scene that we add to our timeline summary of the play AND looking at key passages within the scene to explore how Shakespeare uses literary choices to create meaning.

What interesting stylistic features do you see at work within a scene? Make a point to observe and explore these when you see them in action.

For tomorrow’s class, please read and complete the self-check quiz for A2S2 and A2S3. For fun, keep track of how you’re doing. See if you can improve your score scene by scene!

ENG11: A1S5, poetry quiz next class #read #selfcheck

Hey English 11,

Just a friendly reminder to read through A1S4 and A1S5. You can access the full suite of resources we’re using in class via oxfordnext.com at home on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Remember that we’re doing two things at the close of each scene- constructing a synopsis of the scene that we add to our timeline summary of the play AND looking at key passages within the scene to explore how Shakespeare uses literary choices to create meaning.

What interesting stylistic features do you see at work within a scene? Make a point to observe and explore these when you see them in action.

For tomorrow’s class, please read and complete the self-check quiz for A1S5. For fun, keep track of how you’re doing. See if you can improve your score scene by scene!

One last thing: our poetry quiz will be a 15 question, multiple choice based assessment where you should be able to identify accurate definitions of the following poetic concepts we discussed/used in our poetry unit:

  • Allusion
  • Connotation
  • Consonance
  • Enjambment
  • Hyperbole
  • Imagery
  • Metaphor
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Oxymoron
  • Personification
  • Repetition
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • Rhythm
  • Simile
  • Stanza

Good luck- see you in class tomorrow. :)