CHY 4U: Breaking News from 1517

Ladies and Gents, Since I have taught some of you before, you have probably been thinking to yourself something like “Hey (insert your name here)! Do you remember when Mr. Pedrech used to make us produce all of those crazy audio-visual extravaganzas? I wonder why we haven’t done any of those yet.” Today is your lucky…

CHY 4U: All Good Things Flow From the City

CHY4U Day 1 Sheet Then the greatness of our city brings it about that all the good things from all over the world flow in to us-Pericles of Athens The above quotation, sometimes translated as “All good things flow to the city“, reveals a crucial element of human civilization. No matter how diverse a democracy becomes…

ENG 3U: Comparative Media Essay

Ladies and Gents, We will dedicate this week to writing comparative essays. A few things: You should already have a copy of the  comparative essay infographic Still, I have attached one just in case.   Carefully review this media comparative essay rubric; note that the entire Application section deals with sourcing and MLA. I will ask…

ENG 4U: The Comparative Essay

Ladies and Gents, We will dedicate this week to writing comparative essays. A few things: You should already have a copy of the  comparative essay infographic Still, I have attached one just in case.   Carefully review this 4U comparative essay rubric; note that the entire Application section deals with sourcing and MLA.b I will ask you…

ENG 4U: A Talk About Violence is Like a Kick in the Teeth

Today, we are going to create a media text on the fly. How? I am not really sure. Let’s see what happens. Before we begin, however,  I’d like you to consider the following: a famous Canadian named Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase the medium is the message, meaning that the medium (film, digital, print) of…

ENG 4U: Advice to the Troubled

Today, we will watch the remainder of Act IV Scene V. Recall that in the first half of this scene, Gertrude and Claudius attempt to placate young Ophelia, who has gone mad due to her father’s death (or perhaps due to being so badly treated by Hamlet).  Complications ensure when Laertes returns halfway through the…

ENG 4U: The Most Famous Lines Ever?

Today we will consider what are perhaps the most famous lines in the history of literature. Well, at the very least, the most famous lines in English literature. First, let’s listen to those lines in Korean. Beautiful, huh? I convinced my friend to record this version for this class. He read the Korean script from…

ENG 4U: Hamlet Toolkit

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

ENG 3U: Conversation and Your Tasks

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….

ENG 4U: A Back-Channel for Hamlet

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…

ENG 3U: The Anecdotal Introduction

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 next? I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe…