The Incarnations: (my first html5 game). Play a superhero trying to prevent villains from using bad grammar. The Paulsford Mysteries: play the role of a young police officer in Victorian England, and learn about city life in the process! Land … Continue reading Games for Students and Teachers
Hamlet: the complete play (useful when you want to add text from the play into a document/project) Hamlet Act I scene v: Hamlet talks to his father’s ghost Hamlet Act I scene v: the same scene, but different version Continue reading ENG 4U: Hamlet Toolkit
Mr. Pedrech: Good morning everyone! The One Student Who is Awake: Good morning, Mr. Pedrech! Mr. Pedrech: This week, we will continue on our media tasks. You will also prepare for a short conversation with me. Student Who Likes to Remind Me of Stuff: Mr. Pedrech, you know how we feel about talking to you. Everyone agreed that we would keep our conversations with you to a minimum. Mr. Pedrech: True, but these will be special conversations. Student with a disproportionate affinity for the word “special”: SPECIAL? Oh Boy! Mr. Pedrech: That’s right! These conversations will be evaluated. We will … Continue reading ENG 3U: Conversation and Your Tasks
Please take out your devices and go to the website listed on the board. Today, we are going experiment with back-channeling. Back-channeling is a way of tracking questions, comments, or issues from a group of people without disturbing the main discussion. We will use Today’s Meet to create a back-channel; you may post any of the following to our room: questions about the action/dialogue observations about what is happening any predictions you may have about what might happen next The Scenes Yesterday, Horatio and company saw the ghost of Hamlet’s father. Recall that they decided to tell the young prince about … Continue reading ENG 4U: A Back-Channel for Hamlet
Cafeteria (noun): a sprawling jungle, full of wild animals ready to pounce on those that show any fear. What comes next? I’ve been to Australia twice so far, but according to my father I’ve never actually seen it. What comes … Continue reading ENG 3U: The Anecdotal Introduction
An organizing principle is a basic idea or strategy we use to organize our world. Think of it this way: all of the methods you can use to sort your MP3s—by artist, by song title, or by date—are organizing principles. … Continue reading ENG 3U: What’s Your Organizing Principle?
Today, we begin a new writing task. We will proceed as follows: you will choose a form that you find interesting and/or relevant you will learn how your chosen form works (structure, stylistic requirements, etc) you will write a piece of work that demonstrates your understanding of the form I’ve listed some suggestions below. If you have something you’d like to try, let’s hear it! a letter of application or an essay for a specific program at a post-secondary school a piece of writing that meets the requirements of a particular program (here are some examples) an investigative essay based … Continue reading ENG 4U: What Will You Write?
So far, you have a had a conference with me and had extended conversations with each other. Soon, you will present a detailed argument supported by relevant evidence. We have already addressed many key components of the curriculum, including oral … Continue reading ENG 4U: What Do You Want to Write?
In preparation for your assignments for our novel study, we need to discuss the art of the presentation. Our goal is to develop our presentation skills in the same way we develop other modes of communication. Thus, we need to talk … Continue reading ENG 4U: Presentations, PowerPoint, and Pechakucha
Before you panic, know this: you only have to read one of these essays. In fact, you could conceivably read none of these essays, assuming that you find an essay elsewhere that intrigues you. Still, these essays are so good … Continue reading ENG 3U: 6 Questions, 6 Essays
What is the difference between writing essays and being an essayist? It’s like the difference between playing hockey and being a hockey player, or acting in a play and being an actor. The former is a thing you do, while … Continue reading ENG 3U: A Virtuoso Performance of Care