What a Week! #ENG3U #ENG4C #ENG4U

As many of you know, it’s been a tremendously awesome week for the Wilson Clan. On Thursday, April 7, we welcomed our daughter, Tessa, into the world. I want to thank all of my students for their messages and kind thoughts, but also for their patience, as it’s been a week since I’ve been in class. I’m on my way back, though!

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This week is MidTerm week, (at least teachers have to prepare them this week) so I will be consulting with each student as to where they stand progress-wise. This is extremely important for college and university applications. No stress! Otherwise, here’s what’s happening this week:

ENG3U Grade 11 University English: Final, revised copies of the Frankenstein essay are due on Monday. Students benefited from a few extra days made possible by Tessa’s arrival. Through the use of descriptive feedback and past essay writing knowledge, I’m expecting these to be awesome. In addition, the creative culminating projects for the short story unit are due. I’m really pumped about these ones and look forward to sharing them. We are going to jump into Macbeth next. For students who aren’t Shakespeare fans, this play is actually pretty straightforward and the characters are awesome. Huzzah!

ENG4C Grade 12 College English: This week, students will begin looking at business writing, (the wonderful world of reports, forms, business language, and planning) as it connects to many first-year college programs. We will look at some more technical forms of writing. This is a short unit, but it’s an important one for building skills necessary for success after high school. The Crow Lake Final Report Assignment should be completed by now. If it’s not, students risk a zero on their midterm for this assignment so make sure to get it done!

ENG4U Grade 12 University English: We are about a quarter of the way through Ishmael, which is a bit behind where I want to be, but again – blame Tessa. We will continue our Socratic approach to the novel, (meaning discussions and seminars) this week after reviewing where we left off early last week. Students have been working on a few projects in the meantime. One is a research project on an Ancient Civilization and the other is a bit more creative: a rant about society.

Once again, thank you so, so much for all of your kindness, patience, and understanding. We will get back on track this week and work our way into the second half of the semester. Please get in touch with me if you need any extra help or guidance. Enjoy your week!

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