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Grade 12 University English

THE COURSE
DAILY SCHEDULE

Here you will find an overview of what we complete each day in class. If you happen to miss a day of school, this is where you should check to see what you missed. If there were any lessons, notes or handouts that you missed you will be able to access these in your Google Drive by clicking on the links. Feel free to make copies of the Docs and add them to your class folder on your Google Drive.

FINAL EXAM - Monday, June 24th @ 8:30 am in Room N303. 
Tuesday, June 16th, 2019
  • Remaining Death of a Salesman Theme Collage Presentations
Monday, June 15th, 2019
  • Death of a Salesman Theme Collage Presentations
Friday, June 14th, 2019
  • Death of a Salesman Theme Collage Presentations
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
  • Exam Review Day!
    • Format and Study​ Tips and Class Brainstorm - can be found in your English folder in your Google Drive
  • HOMEWORK: Prepare for Death of a Salesman Theme Collage Presentations
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
  • Discuss Act 2 of Death of a Salesman 
  • HOMEWORK: Prepare for Death of a Salesman Theme Collage Presentations
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
  • Work Period for Reading Death of a Salesman OR Working on Completing Theme Collage 
  • Theme Collage Presentation Schedule 
  • HOMEWORK: Finish Death of a Salesman and be prepared to discuss guiding questions for TOMORROW
Monday, June 10th, 2019
Tuesday, June 4th - Thursday June, 6th 2019
  • HOMEWORK: Read Act 1 of Death of a Salesman and be prepared to discuss guiding questions for next Monday
Monday, June 3rd, 2019
  • Hand in Book Club novels and Essay Outlines/Rubrics
    Look at and Discuss Calendar for Remainder of June 
  • Hand out Death of a Salesman texts
  • Personal Reflection on "Success" and Class Discussion
  • Introduction to Death of a Salesman 
  • Guiding Questions for Death of a Salesman can be found in Hapara Workspace 
  • HOMEWORK: Read Act 1 of Death of a Salesman and be prepared to discuss guiding questions for next Monday
Monday, May 27th - Friday, May 31st, 2019
  • Work Periods for Canadian Literature Essay 
  • All essay resources can be accessed through your Essay Writing Workspace 
  • Essay must be typed and submitted by Sunday, June 2nd at midnight!
  • HOMEWORK: Canadian Literature Book Club essay Due June 2nd at midnight!
Friday, May 24th, 2019
  • Final Book Club Meeting
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 4th Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Book Club #4 TOMORROW!
 
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 4th Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Book Club #4 This Friday!
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
  • 3rd Book Club Meeting
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 3rd Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Book Club #3 Next Tuesday!
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 3rd Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Book Club #3 Next Tuesday!
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
  • 2nd Book Club Meeting
Monday, May 13th, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 2nd Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Book Club #2 TOMORROW!
Friday, May 10th, 2019
  • 1st Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Book Club #2 Next Tuesday!
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 1st Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Friday's Book Club!
 
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 1st Book Club Meeting
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Friday's Book Club!
Tuesday May 7th, 2019
  • Hand in Hamlet Texts and Essay Outline/Rubric 
  • Hamlet Eulogy 
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 1st Book Club Meeting 
  • HOMEWORK: Read and Prepare Contribution for Friday's Book Club!
 
Monday, May 6th, 2019
  • Work Period to Read and Prepare for 1st Book Club Meeting 
  • REMINDER: Bring Hamlet Text and Essay Outline/Rubric to Hand In Tomorrow
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
  • Work Period for Hamlet Literary Essay - DUE SUNDAY!
  • HOMEWORK: ​Complete Hamlet Essay and Submit on Hapara Workspace by midnight on Sunday!
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
  • Work Period for Hamlet Literary Essay - DUE SUNDAY!
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
  • Work Period for Hamlet Literary Essay - DUE SUNDAY!
  • Introduce Book Club Unit 
  • Assign Books and Groups 
  • Meet With Groups to Divide Reading and Assign Roles 
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
  • Work Period for Hamlet Literary Essay - DUE SUNDAY!
Monday, April 29th, 2019
Friday, April 26th, 2019
  • Introduction to Hamlet Act 5​
    • Discussion About Elizabethan Graveyards​
    • The Purpose of Shakespeare's "clowns"
    • Theme of Mortality 
    • Comic Relief 
  • Watch/Read ​Hamlet Act 5
  • Introduction to Hamlet Essay
  • Discuss and Hand Back Hamlet Tests
  • HOMEWORK: ​Review Hamlet Essay Assignment - choose question, brainstorm arguments, start looking for textual evidence (quotes) and think about a potential thesis.  
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
  • Finish Teaching Activity for Act 4, Scene 5 
  • Read and Discuss Act 4, Scene 6 as a class 
  • Dramatization and Teaching Activities for Act 4, Scene 7
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
  • Dramatization and Teaching Activity for Act 4, Scene 5 
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
  • Dramatization and Teaching Activity for Act 4, Scenes 1-4 
Thursday, April 18th, 2019
  • Work Period for Dramatization and Teaching Activity
  • HOMEWORK: ​Rehearse Lines for Hamlet Dramatization and Teaching Activity. Prepare for next week's presentation. 
    • REMINDERS for day ​of presentation:
      • All group members must have rubric to hand in ​
      • Slide show, video, or other media should be in at least one group member's English folder
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
  • Work Period for Dramatization and Teaching Activity
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
  • M.A.D.D. Presentation
Monday, April 15th, 2019
Friday, April 12th, 2019
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
  • Hamlet Acts 1-3 Test
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
  • Hand Out "Test Format and Study Tipsto help prepare for TOMORROW'S Hamlet Test on Acts 1-3
  • Work on Any Incomplete Analysis Questions and Prepare for Tomorrow's Test
  • HOMEWORK: Prepare for TOMORROW'S Hamlet Acts #1-3 Test 
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
  • Take Up and Discuss Hamlet Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2
  • Read Act 3, Scene 3 and Discuss 
  • Listen to/Read Act 3, Scene 4 and Discuss 
  • HOMEWORK:
    • Work on Questions for Act 3, Scene 3 AND Act 3, Scene 4
    • Prepare for Hamlet Acts #1-3 Test THIS THURSDAY April, 11th
Monday, April 8th, 2019
  • Busses Cancelled
  • NOTE: Hamlet Acts #1-3 Test THIS THURSDAY April, 11th
Friday, April 5th, 2019
  • Recap Act 3, Scene 1
  • Discuss the Theme of Appearance vs. Reality - how has this theme been revealed by the characters thus far?
  • Hamlet's Instructions to the Actors Activity in Small Groups 
  • Watch/Read Act 3, Scene 2 
  • Work on Analysis Questions for Act 3, Scene 2 AND Act 3, Scene 1 if you did not complete them
  • HOMEWORK: Complete Questions for Act 3, Scene 1 (if you did not complete them already) AND Act 3, Scene 2
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
  • Take Up Annotating Activity 
  • Watch PBS "The Big Questions: To Be Or Not To Be" and Discuss Elizabethan Views on Suicide and the Popularity of the Soliloquy 
  • Read Act 3, Scene 1 as a class 
  • HOMEWORK: Complete Questions for Act 3, Scene 1 
    • Individual copies of questions can be found in your English folders on Google Drive​
  • NOTE: Hamlet Acts #1-3 Test NEXT THURSDAY April, 11th
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
  • Hand in Advice Assignment Rubrics 
  • Discuss Introduction of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern 
  • Take Up 2.2.1-318 Questions and Discuss
  • Read/Watch Second Half of 2.2
  • Work on Corresponding Analysis Questions
  • NOTE: Hamlet Acts #1-3 Test NEXT THURSDAY April, 11th
Monday, April 1st, 2019
  • Read Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2 lines 1-318 as a Class
  • Work on Analysis Questions for 2.2 
  • HOMEWORK: Finish 2.2.1-318 questions if not completed in class
Friday, March 29th, 2019
  • Lesson and Note on Divine Order and The Divine Right of Kings
  • In Groups of 3, Read Act 2, Scene 1
  • Work in Groups to complete Analysis Questions for 2.1
  • Take Up and Discuss Analysis Questions 
  • Discuss - How can we characterize Polonius in this scene?
  • Feedback on Developing a Dystopia Assignments 
  • Hand Back Developing a Dystopia Assignments
  • HOMEWORK: Finish Advice Assignment. Due SUNDAY! Make sure your writing is in your English folder on Google Drive and your video has been uploaded to Flipgrid!
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
  • Take up and Discuss Analysis Questions for 1.5
  • Watch Kenneth Branagh version of Act 1
  • HOMEWORK: Work on Advice Assignment. Due SUNDAY!
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
  • Read Act 1, Scene 5 as a Class
  • Work on Analysis Questions for 1.5
    • Individual copies of question can be found in your English folder on Google Drive​​
  • If questions are completed, work on Advice Assignment 
  • HOMEWORK:
    • Finish 1.5 questions if not completed in class
    • Work on Advice Assignment. Due SUNDAY!
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
  • Lesson and Note on Ghosts in Elizabethan England
  • Examine and Analyze Different Illustrations of the Ghost in Hamlet
  • Read Act 1, Scene 4 as a Class​
  • Work on Analysis Questions for 1.4 
    • Individual copies of question can be found in your English folder on Google Drive​​
  • Take Up and Discuss Questions ​
  • HOMEWORK: Work on Advice Assignment. Due SUNDAY!
Monday, March 25th, 2019
  • Recap Act 1, Scene 2
  • Take Up and Discuss Analysis Questions for 1.2
  • Class Brainstorm and Discussion - What makes advice effective?
    Introduction to Advice Assignment - Due Sunday by midnight!
  • HOMEWORK: Begin working on Advice Assignment. Due SUNDAY!
Friday, March 21st, 2019
  • Recap Act 1, Scene 1
  • Read and Discuss Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2
  • Work on Analysis Questions for 1.2
    • Individual copies of question can be found in your English folder on Google Drive​​
  • HOMEWORK: Read Act 1, Scene 3 and summarize the advice being given between characters.
    • Laertes → Ophelia

    • Ophelia → Laertes

    • Polonius → Laertes

    • Polonius → Ophelia

 
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
  • Read and Discuss Hamlet Act 1, Scene 1 as a class 
  • Work on Analysis Questions for 1.1
    • Individual copies of question can be found in your English folder on Google Drive
  • Take up 1.1 Questions
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
  • Share "Shakespearean" Lines and Reflect on the Writing Process 
  • Word Sort Activity to Preview Hamlet
  • Make Predictions Based on Key Words
  • Hand Out Hamlet Texts
  • Introduce Setting of Hamlet
  • Act 1, Scene 1 Line Reciting Activity 
  • Share Inferences Based on Reciting Activity 
  • HOMEWORK: Read Act 1, Scene 1 - which we will be looking at tomorrow in class
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
  • Finish Understanding Shakespeare's Language Video and Notes
  • Hand Out Common Shakespearean Terms
  • Challenge: Write 5, 10 syllable lines (dialogue or monologue) integrating words from the Common Shakespearean Terms list. If you are creating a dialogue with a partner you should have 10 lines (5 lines each).
  • HOMEWORK: Finish creating 10 syllable lines. Be ready to share tomorrow!
Monday, March 18th, 2019
Friday, March 8th, 2019
  • Developing a Dystopia Presentations
  • HOMEWORK: Work on Developing a Dystopia Assignment - ALL WRITTEN WORK DUE TODAY!
    • REMINDER: In order to "submit" your written work, it MUST be in your English folder in Google Drive by midnight TONIGHT!
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
  • Developing a Dystopia Presentations
  • HOMEWORK: Work on Developing a Dystopia Assignment - ALL WRITTEN WORK DUE TOMORROW!
    • REMINDER: In order to "submit" your written work, it MUST be in your English folder in Google Drive by midnight Friday, March 8th.​
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
  • Work Period for Developing a Dystopia Assignment
  • HOMEWORK: Work on Developing a Dystopia Assignment - Presentation Begin TOMORROW and ALL WRITTEN WORK DUE FRIDAY!
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
  • Work Period for Developing a Dystopia Assignment
  • HOMEWORK: Work on Developing a Dystopia Assignment - Presentations Begin THURSDAY!
Monday, March 4th, 2019
Friday, March 1st, 2019
  • Chapter #15-18 Vocabulary and Comprehension Quiz
  • Hand Back Chapter #10-14 Quiz and Discuss 
  • Discussion About End of Novel
  • HOMEWORK: Begin working on Developing a Dystopia Assignment
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
  • Review of Proper Body Paragraph Format
  • Handout on Integrating Literary Quotations
  • Watch part of Black Mirror Episode "Nosedive"
  • Discuss Episode and Look at Sample Dystopian Blurb
  • HOMEWORK:
    • Finish reading Brave New World and work on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #15-18 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz TOMORROW!
    • Begin thinking of ideas for Developing a Dystopia Assignment
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
  • Hand Back Chapter #7-9 Quiz and Discuss
  • Introduction to Developing a Dystopia Assignment - WRITTEN WORK DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 8th - presentations next THURSDAY and FRIDAY
  • Class Discussion About Last Section of Reading 
  • HOMEWORK:
    • Continue reading Brave New World and work on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #15-18 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz FRIDAY!
    • Begin thinking of ideas for Developing a Dystopia Assignment
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
  • Chapter #10-14 Vocabulary and Comprehension Quiz 
  • Hand out Chapter #15-18 Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions
  • Read Brave New World and Work on Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions
  • HOMEWORK: Continue reading Brave New World and work on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #15-18 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz FRIDAY!
Monday, February 25th, 2019
  • Recap Lesson on Propaganda and Practice Identifying Propaganda Techniques and Psychological Appeals
  • Discuss Significance of Zippers in Brave New World
  • Time to Read Brave New World and Work on Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions
  • HOMEWORK: Finish reading Brave New World Chapters #10-14 and Prepare for TOMORROW'S Vocabulary and Reading Quiz 
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
  • Share Tweet Summaries of Chapter #7
  • Hand Back and Discuss Chapter #4-6 Quizzes 
  • Lesson and Note on Propaganda
  • HOMEWORK: Continue reading Brave New World and work on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #10-14 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz next TUESDAY!
Thursday, February 21th, 2019
  • Chapter #7-9 Vocabulary and Comprehension Quiz 
  • Summary of Chapter #7 via Lenina's Tweets
  • Hand out Chapter #10-14 Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions
  • HOMEWORK:
    • Finish Chapter #7 Tweets
    • Continue reading Brave New World and work on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #10-14 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz next TUESDAY!
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
  • Take Up Analysis Questions and Discuss "Ponies"
  • Read Brave New World or Work on Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions to prepare for tomorrow's quiz
  • HOMEWORK: Read Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #7-9 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz TOMORROW!
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
  • Discuss Chapters #4-6
    • "pneumatic"​
    • Character Foils
    • "bottled"
    • The Solidarity Service 
  • Read Short Story "Ponies" and Answer Analysis Questions ​
    • Individual copies of the story and corresponding questions can be found in your English folder in your Google Drive​
  • HOMEWORK:
    • Finish "Ponies" Questions
    • Read Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #7-9 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz THURSDAY!
Friday, February 15th, 2019
  • Chapter #4-6 Vocabulary and Comprehension Quiz
  • Hand Back Chapter #1-3 Quizzes and Discuss Answers
  • Take Up "Harrison Bergeron" Analysis Questions 
  • Hand out Chapter #7-9 Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions
  • HOMEWORK: Continue reading Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #7-9 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz next THURSDAY!
Thursday, February 14th, 2019
  • Finish Discussing First 3 Chapters
    • Forgotten vs. Valued in the World State​
    • Metaphors in Mustapha Mond's speech
  • Read "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut as a class ​
  • Work on Analysis Questions for "Harrison Bergeron" ​​
    • Individual copies of the story and corresponding questions can be found in your English folder in your Google Drive​
    • HOMEWORK:
      • Finish "Harrison Bergeron" Questions
      • Read Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #4-6 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz TOMORROW!
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
  • SNOW DAY - SCHOOLS CLOSED
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
  • Chapter #1-3 Vocabulary and Comprehension Quiz
  • Discuss First 3 Chapters
    • In media res​
    • Caste system
    • Characters 
    • Characterization of Students
    • Pavlovian Conditioning 
  • Hand out Chapter #4-6 Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions​
  • HOMEWORK: Read Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions. Chapter #4-6 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz FRIDAY!
Monday, February 11th, 2019
  • Look at What Influenced Huxley's Writing
    • Discuss where these influences can be seen so far in the novel ​​​
  • Examine Imagery in Opening Passage ​
  • Dissect and Read Chapter #3
  • HOMEWORK: Read Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions for first 3 chapters. Chapter #1-3 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz TOMORROW!
Friday, February 8th, 2019
  • Finish Lesson on Dystopian Literature
  • Four Corners Activity and Debate to Introduce Themes of Brave New World
  • HOMEWORK: Begin Reading Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions for first 3 chapters. Chapter #1-3 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz NEXT TUESDAY!
 
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
  • Take Up Part A and B of "Examining Bias, Prejudice and Opinion in the Media" as a class
  • In Small Groups - share articles found for Part C with classmates and comment on any bias found
  • Hand out Brave New World texts
  • Begin Introduction to Dystopian Literature 
    • Utopia vs. Dystopia ​
    • Why do authors write dystopian fiction?
    • Analyze John's Lennon's "Imagine" - utopia or dystopia?
    • Related Genres
  • Hand out "Allusions and Key Terms in Brave New World"
  • Hand out "Chapters #1-3 Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions"
  • HOMEWORK: Begin Reading Brave New World  and working on vocabulary and comprehension questions for first 3 chapters. Chapter #1-3 Vocabulary and Reading Quiz NEXT TUESDAY!
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
  • Take Up "Considering Fake News" Activity 
  • Lesson on Bias in the Media
  • Connotation Word Sort Activity 
  • Work on "Examining Bias, Prejudice and Opinion in the Media" Questions
    • Individual copies of this activity can be found in your English folder in Google Drive 
  • HOMEWORK: Finish "Examining Bias, Prejudice and Opinion in the Media" Questions
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
  • SNOW DAY :)
  • HOMEWORK: Make sure "Considering Fake News" Activity is completed for TOMORROW!
Monday, February 4th, 2019
  • Reminder - "Help Me Get to Know You Questions" should be complete!
  • Feedback on Email Scenario Tasks 
  • Lesson On, and Discussion About, "Fake News"
  • "Considering Fake News" Activity
    • Individual copies of this activity can be found in your English folder in Google Drive 
  • HOMEWORK: Finish "Considering Fake News" Activity for TOMORROW!
Friday, February 1st, 2019
  • Mini-Lesson on Email Etiquette
  • Practice Email Scenario - Write an Email Based on Situation Provided
  • Work on "Help Me Get to Know You Questions"
    • Individual copies of the questions can be found in the English folder in your Google Drive ​
  • HOMEWORK: Finish "Help Me Get to Know You Questions" for MONDAY!
Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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