Short Stories and Novels

Short stories are nearly done and novels are beginning. For all level one and two classes, there have been tests in Short Stories. If you missed the test, the retest is on Monday, March 2nd at lunch in 209. If you did the test and did not like your mark or want extra practice, there is an assignment linked on the 1201 and 2201 assignment pages. You can complete that, pass it in by March 5th and it will be averaged with your test mark.

Any questions, please e-mail.

Term Two!

So, by now the midterms are back, the new books are handed out and the students are ready to keep on the good path they were on or fix their mistakes from term one. So, what’s on board for term two?

English 1201

We are currently doing Short Stories. My intern, Aileen Worrall, is teaching this unit. She has broken down the topics of Short Story and has found a story to help illustrate each point with them. They will be tested on the 17th and 18th of February. Following that we will do an assignment where students will write a Short Story and include visuals.

Next, we have a Novel Study. Students were given a choice of seven novels and were each assigned one of their top three choices. Students who have the same novels will work together but pass in their own work. There will be a group component to the assignment, but the main part of the assignment will be individual. They should have the books read by February 26th.

Following the novel study, we will be doing A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. There will be a little bit of research built into this unit as well. This will continue until the Spring break, which starts April 3rd.

Once we return, we will revisit the units of study we have done already. In addition, students will give a book talk on a book of their choosing.

English 2201

In English 2201 we are currently doing Short Stories. This will continue until the 18th of February, when each class will have a test with an unseen short story.

Next, we have a Novel Study. Students were given a choice of seven novels and were each assigned one of their top three choices. Students who have the same novels will work together but pass in their own work. There will be a group component to the assignment, but the main part of the assignment will be individual. They should have the books read by February 23rd as the novel study will begin in class then.

Following the novel study, we will do research. My intern is making a research assignment for them. We will begin this unit on March 10th and their final product will be due March 30th and 31st.

We will begin visuals with the level two classes on March 23rd. This will continue until April 2nd, when we break.

After the break, students will be doing a review of all the topics we have done. We will also be doing our major dramatic work. In addition, students will do a ‘book talk’ on a novel of their choosing’.

English 3202

Our major novel studies are behind us in 3202. From that, our focus will now be on shorter works, such as poetry, short stories and essays. Each month we will take a different genre – Comedy, Tragedy, Sci Fi and Fantasy – and focus our poetry, short stories and essay study around those areas. February will be comedy, March will be Tragedy, April and May will be Sci Fi and Fantasy. We may also do a novel study where students complete a novel assignment on a book of their own choosing.

Any questions, please e-mail!