ENG 2D: Reviewing for Macbeth

Later this week, you will complete an in-class writing task to demonstrate what you understand about Macbeth. The basic structure of the assignment is the following: There will be five questions on the assignment. You will answer four. Each answer will be a well-structured paragraph (think TPEE) Your responses will feature clear and specific references…

ENG 2D: Film(ing Conventions)

Understanding media conventions is one of the expectations of the curriculum; it is also essential if you want to understand how media works. However, to really understand the impact of film conventions, you really to make your own film scenes. Thus, today, you will attempt to make a short scene in the genre of your choice….

ENG 2D: Magic and Deception

Before we return to the Scottish play, let’s quickly review what we know so far. In a moment, you will write a detailed paragraph about one of two topics; in order to prepare,  let’s imagine that you have been asked to write an essay about Macbeth;  thus, your real paragraph will be part of a…

ENG 2D: A Strange Meeting

The last scene established that this world full of violence and treachery; this scene establishes that it is full of dark magic. Our goal for this scene is to understand how the witches’ half-truths and prophesy take hold of Macbeth. Before we begin, I want you to complete a very quick writing task (5 minutes)….

ENG 2D: Becoming a Better Writer

Over the next few days, we will focus on individual skills. While we haven’t completely decided on the form of assessment (videos, perhaps?) we know that each of you will address a particular issue present in your writing.  The goal is for each of you to become a better writer, correct? So choose wisely. Choosing…

ENG 2D: The Structure of a Feature Article

You may recall that we spent a few days last week examining the structure of short stories. Hopefully, this has made you more comfortable with the prospect of writing your own story. Remember, however, that a short story isn’t your only option. Today, we will learn about the structure of feature articles; you will also…

Lesson Plan Template

Feel free to use, alter, and share (though a little credit would be nice). Planning Template

ENG 2D 2019: 6 Questions

This semester, we will use the six questions below to guide our learning: 1. How does this text work? (conventions, techniques, imagery, form) 2. Who is it for? (audience) 3. Why was it created? (purpose and intent) 4. How does voice impact my understanding of the text? 5. What intended and unintended value messages does…

CHW 3M: Exam Review/CA Planning

Good day! I’ve put this list together earlier than usual to help you generate ideas for your Culminating Activity. A few things to consider: Remember that you can also use ideas/content from your group’s independent study (Maya, Japan, etc) Key Concepts Great Man Theory SPEAR  What to Know About the Early Civilizations Hammurabai’s Code  What…