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
Remember that we are pushing our schedule back one day. This is because: your discussions so far have been stellar we want our last round of discussions to be just as strong a few of you need more time to … Continue reading ENG 4U: What Should You Do Today?
What will happen today, you ask? I will tell you two stories about feedback I’ve received on my writing. I will return your induction/deduction writing back to you. Please read my feedback carefully. You will work with a partner to … Continue reading ENG 4U: Feedback 101
Yes, I know that my title contains a spelling error. We all make mistakes, right? Mistakes are fine; it is the remedy that matters. Today, we will write good sentences. We will determine function and revel in imagery. We will … Continue reading ENG 4U: The Art of Writting (I mean, Writing)
Today, there is at least one thing we must do: finish the display board you started on Friday. I want you to think about this creative task as publishing: you have an authentic audience (students who will learn in this … Continue reading ENG 4U: What Should We Do?
Today’s class will involve my three favourite things: logical fallacies, humour, and classroom decor. At your group, you will find three examples of logical fallacies. Each group has one fallacy we learned about yesterday–strawman, appeal to authority, ad hominem, or … Continue reading ENG 4U: A Wall of Fallacies
Just the facts. On the surface, this is all that news seems to be. What happened? Where did it happen? Why? Who was involved? Unfortunately, simple questions don’t always beget simple answers. The more important the event, the less likely that … Continue reading ENG 3U: Information, Bias, and the News
About this Course A few years ago, a brave student stuck a note next to my room number. She turned room 221 into room 221B, as in: Sherlock Holmes 221B Baker St, Marylebone, London Bit cheeky, huh? But here’s the … Continue reading ENG 4U: Day 1