As of tomorrow, there are only fifteen classroom days left in the semester. That might come as a bit of a surprise for some students but the reality is that Spring always flies on by and then suddenly it’s the end of June. At this point, we are wrapping up in all three English classes as students complete Independent Study Unit work.
On a happier note, we’re all thankful for the hard work of the Greenstone Fire Department, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Fire Management team, and other first responders for their hard work dealing with local forest fires this week.
ENG3U Grade 11 University English students are working on The Canterbury Tales. Students will write a literary essay on one of the tales and then create a seminar presentation for the class. We have created success criteria that includes both being a presenter and a participant in other student’s presentations.
ENG4C Grade 12 College English students are completing an Independent Study Unit on social justice issues. Students will research and write a detailed report on an issue they choose and then create a visual accompaniment for the issue, with the end goal being to teach one another about the world around them.
ENG4U Grade 12 University English students will work through the remainder of Hamlet using resources such as No Fear Shakespeare and SparkNotes to independently build an understanding of the play. Each student will then put together a Hamlet seminar, which will be presented to the class to build an understanding of important parts of the play. Students are also working on their Independent Study Units, which are due on June 13. Presentations for this unit will occur during the last week of school. The first part of the exam will be written in class on Friday, June 17.
As always, I’m available for extra help, feedback, and all that good stuff. Students just need to ask. Have a great week!