ENGLISH 11 COURSE OUTLINE

POETRY UNIT

POETRY SELF-PUBLISHING PROJECT



  1. Write a series of original poems (8 minimum) [ANTHOLOGY]
  2. You are required to experiment with different poetic forms (sonnet, lyric, ode, concrete, e-literature, etc)
  3. You are required to SUBMIT 5 MINIMUM poems to writing contests [*document with video or pictures for slide presentation].

i.e. Create a presentation documenting your self-publishing process (evidence of publishing)

  1. Presentation: you will do a dramatic reading (or slam poetry) of one of your poems on the due date (not filmed but live on due date). Submit the anthology of original poems on the due date. Present your slides of your process of publication

DUE: JUNE 12


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MACBETH UNIT CLICK HERE!


MACBETH SOLILOQUY CHOICE

Instructions:

  • you will be expected to MEMORIZE a soliloquy and "perform" it for me
  • soliloquies with extra lines will not be worth any more in terms of marks
  • an unemotional recitation may earn you a 70%
  • full marks can be gained by conveying appropriate emotions
  • in addition, appropriate costumes and props may enhance your performance
  • Value: 10 marks

BELOW ARE SPEECHES FROM WHICH YOU MAY CHOOSE. The first words and last words of the speech are quoted.



the speech by Macbeth in Act V is the shortest speech out of the bunch. Consider it the "default" soliloquy.

I.v.16-31 Lady Macbeth: "Glamis thou art...crowned withal."

I.v.39-54 Lady Macbeth: "The raven himself is hoarse...To cry "Hold, hold!"

I.vii.1-28 Macbeth: "If it were done...and falls on th'other--"

II.i.33-64 Macbeth: "Is this a dagger which I see...That summons thee to heaven, or to hell."

II.iii.1-22 Porter: "Here's a knocking indeed!...I pray you, remember the porter."

V.v.19-28 Macbeth: "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow...Signifying nothing."



SHORT STORIES UNIT
QUESTIONS FOR “The Address” by Marga Minco (see duotang)
1. What is the activating circumstance of the story?
2.What is the climax?
3.What is the role of the denouement in this story?
4.How altruistic was Mrs. Dorling? Prove with egs/quotes
5. What does the narrator mean by her last sentence?
6.Why didn’t she stay to ask for her things back?
7. What does the element of “flashback” contribute to the story?
8.What do these items symbolize to the narrator? To Dorling? To the teenaged girl?






Ray Bradbury's "The Pedestrian" an animation by Ian Mackenzie



POETRY IN VOICE CONTEST!
All CW11 students will be trying out for the Poetry in Voice contest.
As such, you can start researching poems that you would like to recite


ENGLISH ESSAY DUOTANGS READINGS



KING SEMINAR INSTRUCTIONS:
Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (READING FOUND IN DUOTANG)

Pairs Research/work:
Both of you will be coming up with 10 seminar discussion questions (together) and all the research, details you require to answer the question properly. You will sit with your partner and assist one another with research and the written component.
You will submit the 10 seminar questions (and your answers) on the date of the Seminar.

1. Have the 10 questions (and answers right under them; plus any cited research sources for each question).
Example: question #1: write it out.,
answer #1: write your answer to your question
Sources for #1: books, interviews, sites and other resources you used to respond to the question
EXAMPLE format for questions/answers/sources:
Question1: If you were living in Rosa Park's town of Montgomery during the bus episode, what do you…
Answer 1: ……
Sources: MLA format, just list the books, articles, urls of what you used for that specific question
-needed for dates, years, statistics, content you WOULD NOT have known if you hadn't read it somewhere.
-reliable sources: journals, newspapers, audio/video footage
Question 2:
Answer 2:
Sources:

2. ONE sheet for submission. BOTH Your names on the sheet.
3. EACH PERSON Be prepared to LEAD a discussion on your questions (as if you were the teacher).
4. I may ask you to lead a discussion with your question(s) or if I don't get around to that, you will participate by raising your hand and addressing the seminar leader.
5. Your mark is both:
  1. written (questions, answers, citations) group mark
  2. oral: individual mark
MORE SEMINAR RESOURCES CLICK HERE


CANADIAN NOVELS UNIT RESOURCES:
CBC RECOMMENDED 100 CANADIAN NOVELS
CBC'S 12 CANADIAN BOOKS THAT SHOULD BE READ IN HIGH SCHOOL (Willem read the synopses and recommends from that list of 12 books that the following are Novels that fit the criteria of our project.)
  • Monkey Beach
  • Neuromancer
  • Book of Negroes
  • The Breadwinner
  • The Best Laid Plans
  • Annabel
  • Generation X


POETRY UNIT

Sonnet Writing:
The Art of Writing Iambic Pentameter
I forgot what iambic pentameter is

The Sonnets of ee cummings
Word Sonnets
POETRY 11 UNIT GO HERE AND HERE TOO (VIDEOS).


Lord of the Flies Unit HERE


ARTS CLUB LEAP PLAYWRIGHTING INTENSIVE COURSE
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


READING RESOURCES!
Click HERE to learn about my nitty gritty Reading Program and improve yourself.


BRAVE NEW WORLD UNIT CLICK HERE FOR RESOURCES/RESEARCH STUFF!


CANADIAN NOVELS STUDY & INQUIRY PROJECT GO HERE.


ENGLISH ESSAY DUOTANGS READINGS HERE
SEMINAR RESOURCES CLICK HERE
"Just Walk On By" by Brent Staples

KING SEMINAR INSTRUCTIONS:
Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (READING FOUND IN DUOTANG)

Pairs Research/work:
Both of you will be coming up with 10 seminar discussion questions (together) and all the research, details you require to answer the question properly. You will sit with your partner and assist one another with research and the written component.
You will submit the 10 seminar questions (and your answers) on the date of the Seminar.

1. Have the 10 questions (and answers right under them; plus any cited research sources for each question).
Example: question #1: write it out.,
answer #1: write your answer to your question
Sources for #1: books, interviews, sites and other resources you used to respond to the question
EXAMPLE format for questions/answers/sources:
Question1: If you were living in Rosa Park's town of Montgomery during the bus episode, what do you…
Answer 1: ……
Sources: MLA format, just list the books, articles, urls of what you used for that specific question
-needed for dates, years, statistics, content you WOULD NOT have known if you hadn't read it somewhere.
-reliable sources: journals, newspapers, audio/video footage
Question 2:
Answer 2:
Sources:

2. ONE sheet for submission. BOTH Your names on the sheet.
3. EACH PERSON Be prepared to LEAD a discussion on your questions (as if you were the teacher).
4. I may ask you to lead a discussion with your question(s) or if I don't get around to that, you will participate by raising your hand and addressing the seminar leader.
5. Your mark is both:
  1. written (questions, answers, citations) group mark
  2. oral: individual mark
MORE SEMINAR RESOURCES CLICK HERE