ENG 1D: the Great Line Challenge

Today, we will attempt the Great Line Challenge. While I hope you enjoy the playful competition, the real goal is to help you solidify your understanding of some key lines and plot points. I have assigned each group parts of the play. How this game will work: I will give your group some time to find 10 great lines/pairs of…

ENG 1D: A Time for Death…

Ladies and gents, you probably noticed that I am not with you today. Good for you; your keen observational skills will serve you well in the future.  This also means that your test has been delayed yet again. I am sure that you are disappointed. Today, you will read three scenes. The first two scenes…

ENG 1D: Two Very Different Men

Ladies and gents, You will begin today by reading a modern version of Act II Scene iii independently. Remember, the modern text is on the right side of the page… Next, I’d like you to read Scene iv in the same small groups from yesterday’s press conference. Before you read, please note the following: based…

ENG 1D: Grammar Test prep

Your goal today is prepare for the grammar test on Friday by watching the appropriate videos below and by practicing via chomp chomp. Remember: study those things that apply to you! Remember, too, that you can use other sources available online to increase your understanding of relevant terms and ideas. Remember, too, that we will be…

ENG 1D 2016: Teaching Each Other…

Yesterday, we divided the class in half: one half of the class worked on their blogs, while the other half learned how to avoid three of the  most common grammatical errors: comma splices fused sentences fragments Today, the students who learned about grammar will become the teachers. We will divide the class in such a…

ENG 1D: What is Blogging?

An Overview: I will briefly explain blogging I will give you some advice about writing a blog entry I will ask you to collect 4 things for your first blog entry You may begin writing! What is Blogging? A blog is a searchable history of a writer’s thoughts and comments on a variety of subjects.…

ENG 1D 2016: Introduction to Media

Good day! Today,  we will watch an educational film about dating. Yes, dating. Our goal is twofold: to understand how a media text reflects the values of those who make it to prepare for our approach to Media. We will worry about the second item a little later; all you need to know (for now) is…