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ENGLISH 11 COURSE OUTLINE



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ENGLISH ESSAY DUOTANGS READINGS
*NB: "CHICKEN HIPS" READING HAS A PAGE MISSING. HERE IS THE WHOLE ESSAY




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
"Just Walk On By" by Brent Staples

POETRY 11 UNIT GO HERE AND HERE TOO (VIDEOS).


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


MACBETH UNIT CLICK HERE!

MACBETH SOLILOQUYS:

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

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
  • 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."

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

Lord of the Flies Unit HERE





SHORT STORIES UNIT:

Ray Bradbury's "The Pedestrian" an animation by Ian Mackenzie
"Love Must Not Be Forgotten"
Research Groups:
1. You will be creating a Pecha Kucha (each student will talk to 3 slides/images of 20 seconds each). All the slides will be put together into a Pecha Kucha format as indicated in class. There are some videos that will show you how to auto-advance your slides as you speak). You will be given time on Nov. 10 to work.
2. What will you say during the 3 slides? you will either present some research you found about your topic or relate it to the theme of the short story "Love Must Not Be Forgotten". You may have interviewed a person who experienced the Cultural Revolution and relay some of the stories that they told you concerning your topic. Your group should rehearse the timing together on Nov. 10 so it is polished and smooth and so that the transitions are not bumpy.
3. Bring a USB key with your slide presentation to class on Nov 13. (backup plan: email yourself, put the keynote/powerpoint in the cloud, put on USB key and send to all the members too)
  1. Ziad, Harry, Julia, Oliver,: SOCIAL CONTEXT of the cultural revolution: what were the social attitudes at the time? The role of women? Men? Family?
  2. Daniel, Skyler, Carina, Tony:POLITICAL CONTEXT: what was the political situation like at the time?
  3. Jordan, Garshana, Sophie, Jennifer L: CULTURAL CONTEXT: what were the values of the culture at the time?
  4. Robbie, Zhuo Ran, Frank, Kingsley: HISTORICAL: what is the history behind the Cultural Revolution? What led to this movement?
  5. Heather, Meilang, Ze, :SOCIAL CONTEXT of the cultural revolution: what were the social attitudes at the time? The role of women? Men? Family?
  6. Oon, Robin, Jennifer K, Alim: HISTORICAL: what is the history behind the cultural revolution? What are some of the things that have persisted since the cultural revolution into today?

see below for How to make a Pecha Kucha

What's a Pecha Kucha? It's a concise presentation format: 20x20. That's 20 slides of 20 seconds each (automatically forwarding).Here is the official Pecha Kucha sitePecha Kucha FAQsHere's Pecha Kucha Vancouver.
=Here's a Vancouverite's Pecha Kucha Here's a Pecha Kucha for athletes Here's a Swedish Pecha Kucha vying for rainiest city with Vancouver

HOW TO VIDEOS FOR POWERPOINT & KEYNOTE:=
Watch this video for how to create a Pecha Kucha slide presentation using Powerpoint.

Watch this video for how to create a Pecha Kucha slide presentation using Keynote.



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