English 406


Term 1:


(1) An introduction to Literature



Handed In - Collected notes and worksheets on M.Callaghan's Very Special Shoes.

(2) The WikiProject:


Last Day for In-Class Work - Friday Sept 31st
Self-Evaluation Due - Monday & Tuesday, October 17-18 2011


(3) The Basics - Writing tips

Handed In - Collected notes & rough draft of Reference letter
Final Draft - Monday October 17th 2011


(4) Synthesis Response

Guiding Question: Both Very Special Shoes and Do Not go Gentle deal with the issue of loss – which author is more effective?
(Written and Submitted in class.)

(5) Reading Profile

DUE DATE: November 1st & 2nd 2011




Term 2:


(7) MLA Format, Thesis Writing & Critical Essay




Works Cited Information:

Callaghan, Morley. "Very Special Shoes." Windows and Mirrors. Ed. Chapman, Marilyn. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall, 1986. 16-22. Print.

Thomas, Dylan. "Do Not go Gentle Into That Good Night." An Introduction to Poetry. 10th ed. Ed. Kennedy, X.J. & Gioia, Dana. Toronto: Longman, 2002. 232. Print.


Collected in Class: Notes and Thesis Statements
First Draft Due: Monday November 7th (and the 14th...and the 15th)
Final Copy DUE: Monday November 21st ( 04, 14, & 02) Tuesday November 22nd (01)




(8) Veterans Day November 11th


Photo Essay DUE: November 10th (02 &14) November 11th (01 & 04)



(8) Synthesis Response #2

In Class: Written and Handed in from November 15th to November 23rd


(9) Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neil

Reading Schedule:
Nov28- Dec 2
Parts 1 & 2
pages 1 - 44
Dec 5 - Dec 9
Part 3
pages 45 - 87
Dec 12 - Dec 16
Part 4
pages 88 - 140
Dec 19 - Dec 23
Part 5 & 6
pages 141 - 200
Jan 9 - Jan 13
Part 7
pages 201 - 285
Jan 16 - Jan 20
Part 8
pages 286 - 330

Part I & Part II (pages 1-44)
Quiz - Part I & II - November 28-29 December 1st
Questions Part I & Part II - December 5th and 6th
Part III (pages 45-87)
Questions Part III - Wednesday December 14th

Part IV (pages 89-140)
Questions Part IV - Wednesday December 21st

Part V & VI (pages 141-200)

Part VII (pages 201-285)
Part VIII (pages 286-330)


Lullbaies for Little Criminals - Essay:


First Draft (Typed, full MLA Format) DUE - Monday Jan 23rd 2012
Final Draft DUE - Friday Jan 27th 2012

(10) Creative Writing Assignment

First Draft Due - December 22nd and 23rd


End of Term 2 - Competency Grid:


Term 3:


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(11) Othello - by William Shakespeare





DUE DATE - Feb 29th & March 1st

(12) Argumentative Essay


Topics:
http://www.middleschooldebate.com/topics/topiclists.htm


Jokes - Thursday Mar 15 & Friday Mar 16


http://www.fortunecity.com/campus/books/845/longjoke.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/my/invalidchars/longjokes.html

Card Tricks - Thursday Mar 22 & Tuesday Mar 27th

http://www.card-trick.com/mathematical_card_tricks.htm
http://www.thecardtrickteacher.com/mathematical-card-tricks-revealed.php

Argumentative Essays Due - Wednesday Mar 28th & Thursday Mar 29th

The Persuasive Speech - To be presented as of Monday April 2nd




(13) Ender's Game - by Orson Scott Card
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DUE DATE - Booklets, Monday & Tuesday, June 4-5th

(14) The Hero's Journey - Final Project

Pick a MONOMYTH and explaing to me why it is a monomyth! Here are some resources to help you along...





DUE DATE: Wednesday, June 6th 2012
  1. Written Part - 600 words, full MLA format
  2. Media Part - choose one of the three options
  3. Rubric - Must be typed! Download the blank one above!


(15) Final Synthesis Response - English Exam 406

We will be reading and writing from June 1st to June 7th - be prepared! Bring your own dictionary and notes if you need them! Here's a handout:



FINAL EVALUTION for TERM 3



LATE WORK SUBMITTED AFTER JUNE 8th WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
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