T. Johnson - ENG3C1
ENG 3C1 at a glance:
Students are required to have a silent reading novel every day. We have 20 minutes silent reading. Students should be reading their ISU novel at this point. They need to take notes as they read. They will be required to complete several writing pieces using their novel.
Theories of Relativity
Students have completed several writing assignments, a backpack list, questions, and a final test. There will be questions on the exam that require knowledge of the novel.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
TEST: December 15th.
Cover Letter/Resume assignment:
Students must hand in their Biff Loman cover letter and resume December 16th.
It must be in before the holidays.
Discuss link between three text covered on the course. Review the decision Willy made to take his life.
Discuss the reasons people take risks and the common adrenaline rush actiivities.
Read Chapter One and Two of Peak.
Chapter two and questions
Chapter 3, questions, literary style chart, conflict chart, and working on ISU
Chapter 4, questions, character chart, and ISU
Students will write their reader response January 3rd-7.
- The response needs to be on an approved novel.
- It must be 3-4 pages long (typed, double spaced, 12 font).
- Students must hand in a rough draft with their final draft.
- Retell relate and reflect sheet:
Retell: Briefly retell important plot (characters, conflict) 2paragraphs
Relate: React and relate to the novel. What emotions did the book invoke: laughter, tears anger, fear? Why did you feel that way? What connections
did you make to the story or character(s)? Did your feeling change? Why?
Do the characters remind you of people you know? Do you sympathice with any of these characters? Would you act differently than they do in the
same situation? Why?
Does this book remind you of other books or stories you have read? Does it remind you of films of TV shows you have seen?
Reflect: Think about the text and ask important questions...and try to come up with an answer.
Is there an idea in the book that makes you stop and think? Identify the idea and explain your responses.
Does the book leave you with questions you would like to ask? What are they? Would you like to direct your questions at a particular character?
If you were the author, would you have changed the name of a character? Why?
Due January 12th
Students must research an approved topic relating to their response novel.
- Choose an issue that appears in your novel (e.g. teen abortion, alcoholism etc.) to research.
- Write a 300-500 word research or write a 300-500 word report on the historical time period of the novel and how it influenced the story. Ask for approval on your topic before you start.
- Students must have several sources with bibliography information.
- Their final report must have at least three subtopics and answer a question.
- They must have an introduction that outlines the purpose of their research as it relates to the novel.
- They must hand in a good and rough copy. The good copy will be typed and free of errors.
- Explain how the issue influences the novel.(ie:suicide)
- List three or four research subtopics (ie: suicide success rates based on method)
- Explain how better understanding the topic helps interpret the novel.
- Link the subtopic to the novel. (ie: character was addicted to cocaine and nearly died)
- Three or four acts about subtopic that help illustrate the connection to the novel. (ei: statistics of cocaine addicts and treatment}
- Conclusion needs to link the facts back to the novel.
- Restate how the topic relates to the novel.
- Restate the specific subtopics and link to novel.
- Lasting though provoking idea.
Students must use footnotes throughout their research paper. All of their research must be accounted for in their paper. During class they were given a lesson on footnotes. English courses use MLA format which can be accessed on the internet easily from home.
In the novel, Sophie tried to commit suicide using pills. A common method of suicide for girls is overdosing. In Ontario, 68% of the suicide attempts by girls..1
1. Johnson, T. Fake book on Suicide, Fake publisher, 2010, p12.
Presentation: SLIDE SHOW OR MOVIE TRAILER
- the work is neat and well-organized (preferably typed)
- each section is clearly titled
- number your pages
- provide a title page stating assignment name, the novel's title,
- the author's name, your name, my name, class, and date.