It’s great to be back in class and back into the swing of things. This week, teachers will be finalizing midterm marks and submitting them to the office so they should be arriving home in a week or two. Once again, I’d like to thank my awesome students for their patience and great work over the past two crazy weeks. They have created some great short story projects, (including videos, paintings, and pieces of writing). The key is student choice!
This week, we’re moving ahead with more fun. Here’s the weekly update:
ENG3U Grade 11 University English begins Macbeth this week! This is my favourite Shakespeare play and I hope to inspire students to enjoy it, too. It has everything: witches, a deranged lunatic, and violence! We will work on interpreting the meaning of the text and appreciating the performance aspect of the play. To start, here’s a bit of background:
The ENG4C Grade 12 College English class will begin a short unit on Business English. This unit focuses on report writing, business letters, the job market, and knowledge that colleges will require, such as APA style. This unit is mostly hands-on writing. Mr. Burns explains the importance of business:
Finally, ENG4U Grade 12 University English will continue studying Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael this week. Students spent last week creating projects on ancient civilizations, (many of which are referenced in the novel) and rants on “things about society that grind your gears”. I’m hoping to share those rants here. We will take a more focused look at the novel and what, exactly, Quinn things we should do to save the world. Should we be “Leavers” or “Takers”?
Thanks, and enjoy your week!