ENG 4C: Introduction to Mystery

Tomorrow, we will start our examination of Her Story, a video game written by Sam Barlow. Remember that Mr. Barlow has agreed to Skype with us once we have completed the story. In order to prepare, I’d like you to do the following: watch the video What Makes a Good Detective Game? below. Note that…

Resources from Remixing English

Here is a pdf of our POSTER for our Remixing High School English TLLP. Feel free to print and distribute! Despite the small file size, it prints well at a variety of sizes.

ENG 4U: We are examining HOW many scenes today?!?!?

Scene i: we will read this one together. Notice the king’s response to the news of Polonius’ death. Scene ii: We will watch this one. Pay careful attention to the sponge metaphor. Scene iii: We will watch this one, too. Note Hamlet’s baiting of the king, his reference to heaven and hell, and the king’s…

ENG 4U: Why No One Should Write Poetry At 5 AM

I wrote this poem a few years ago. Thus far, I have subjected numerous classes to its mediocrity; today, it is your turn. Why No One Should Write Poetry At 5 AM So far, students, there is much we have learned: Hamlet to Denmark recently returned. His father? Dead, but haunting the castle; His uncle,…

ENG 4U 2018: Know Your Theory

Ladies and gents, Your goals today are: to become more familiar with the literary schools you have chosen for the Hamlet assignment. to find at least one secondary source that is relevant to both your literary school and Hamlet Thus, I suggest the following: Arrange yourselves into groups according to your literary school. For example,…

ENG 4U: Presentations, PowerPoint, and Pechakucha

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 about: purpose content/analysis style language structure Let’s begin by discussing a few approaches to presenting…

ENG 4U: What Will You Write?

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…