Updates – English 1201 and English 2201

Work is in, reports are out and time marches on…

Here are updates for English 1201 and English 2201:

English 1201
We have completed our novel study on ‘Divergent’. Our culminating activity, once the booklet work was done, was an in class five paragraph response essay. I made the essay similar to one students will be given for in their midterms to help them plan for what they need to study. As we continue, we will be doing the following:

  • Poetry– A short look at poems contained in the English 1201 Text
  • A Christmas Carol – I will be reading the novel to students using the PadWorx App ‘A Christmas Carol’ – An Interactive Novel.
  • Visuals – A study of Media and Visuals will begin in January.

English 2201
We have completed our novel study, first finishing the booklets which appeared on the November report and then completing an in class comparative essay between the novel studied and the movie ‘Schindler’s List’. The essay questions were taken from previous midterms to help students mentally prepare for midterms this year. As we continue, we will be doing the following:

  • Poetry – A short study of poetry, including a Group Project
  • Oedipus Rex – A study of Greek Drama and specifically the play ‘Oedipus Rex’
  • The Fault in our Stars – Novel study. Novels were distributed the week of November 24th.

More information to come as we get close to the January exams!

 

Assignments, Due Dates and Holidays

This post is for the parents of my students who might come to my page. We have a few important dates coming up in terms of evaluation and assessment, ones that might be useful as you approach this long holiday weekend.

The Ultimate Due Date for all work from September 3rd until now is November 14th. This includes any and all assessment done in class. On a side note to that point, I will not be in school November 13th and 14th so students are being advised that if they are not comfortable giving their work to a substitute, they MUST give it to me by the 12th.

We do have Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th as holidays from school. It’s a great long weekend!

Report cards will be given out on the 26th and then Parent Teacher Interviews will follow on the 4th of December. The work that will be on the report cards includes:

1201

  • Essay Booklet
  • Five Paragraph Essay
  • Essay Test (averaged with the make up assignment if students did pass that in)
  • Divergent Faction Choice (if students were absent that day, they are excused from that mark)
  • Divergent Booklet 1-5.

All of this work can be found on the 1201 Assignments page.

2201

  • Essay Booklet
  • Five Paragraph Essay
  • Essay Test (Averaged with the make up assignment if students did pass that in)
  • Novel Booklet (Night or the Book Thief)

All of this work can be found on the 2201 Assignments page.

3202

  • Hunger Games 1-5
  • Hunger Games 6-10
  • End of Part One worksheet
  • Hunger Games 11-15
  • Hunger Games 16-20
  • End of Part Two Worksheet
  • Hunger Games 21-26
  • End of Part Three Worksheet

All of this work can be found on the 3202 Assignments page.

Nothing will be accepted from this list after November 14th.