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: 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…

ENG 4U: I Do, We Do, You Do

Have you ever wondered why so many movies seem like, well, other movies? This is because while the names, places, and events might differ, the patterns that drive these narratives are really the same. These patterns are so fundamental to stories–and, really, to our view of the world–that they are essentially the DNA of humanity’s…

ENG 4U: Organizing the Mundane

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. Your choice shapes the way you can access the files. In a similar way, writers…

ENG 4C: Listening and Podcasts

Our goals for the first few weeks of school are the following: identify (and practice) effective listening skills differentiate between fact and opinion in podcasts critically examine a podcast episode of your choice produce your own podcast Let’s start by examining how  one of Canada’s most effective interviewers does his thing:  

ENG 4U: Day 1!

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 thing. This student’s joke is a brilliant metaphor for what a classroom can be: a…

CHY 4U: Dragon’s Den (Pre-Enlightenment Version)

Welcome to the Pre-Enlightenment version of Dragon’s Den, the television show featuring eager inventors and entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to big-time investors. Could your idea be the next big thing? There is only one way to find out: make your pitch! You may be asking yourself, “Hey. I wonder what is so special about the Pre-Enlightenment…

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…