ENG3U-1
Class# Date Period Topics Resources / Homework
1 Fri, 09 Sep 3

1) Welcome to all students

2) General introduction to the year

3) Two Thruths and a Lie Activity

ENG3U Course Outline 2011-12

 First Day Handout ENG3U

MLA Guidelines

Academic Integrity Policy Version 3.pdf

ENG3U Overview

 

 

Diagnostic Writing Assignment:

Making One Wish

Feeling superstitious? Want to make a wish of your own? Check out this (website)

Remember to check out additional websites if you are still having trouble.

Read: Scanlon, pp 1-25 (up to: When Rhetoric Misses the Mark)  *Don't have the textbook yet? Use this link: Chapter 1

2 Tue, 13 Sep 1 1) Discussion of the first chapter of Scanlon and identify key terms What is Rhetoric?

 2) Small group speech activity (choose a memorable speech)

3) Identify elements of a great speech. How does Stephen Lewis' speech meet the criteria of a great speech. Roaring Rhetoric

 

 

Inspirational Montage:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI

Stephen Lewis' Eulogy for Jack Layton:http://www.torontosun.com/2011/08/27/stephen-lewiss-eulogy-to-layton

Stephen Lewis' Eulogy for Jack Layton (video)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb1clTRYgSM

 

 

 

Enjoy your trip to CFB Borden

3 Mon, 19 Sep 3 1) Diagnostic Writing Prompt

2) Review of essential information regarding rhetoric

1) Read Scanlon 35-49 Independently (up to: Analyzing a Visual Text)

2) Read Scanlon 51-59. Annotate Kennedy's speech and answer the questions provided in the first "assignment" within these pages.

3) *Optional* Watch Kennedy's Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLmiOEk59n8

4) Read and annotate the paragraphs related to Lincoln and Kennedy in the document about rhetorical devices within famous American speeches.

4 Wed, 21 Sep 1 1) Watching Kennedy's speech and annotating the document as it is being played

2) Group discussion about the literary devices utilized by President Kennedy.

 

 

Continue to work on your speech paragraphs

 

5 Fri, 23 Sep 3 1) Continuation of our discussion about President Kennedy's speech.

 

2)Introduction to This I Believe

 

3) Time to select your own belief that you will use for your

 

*shortened class because of the Homecoming Pep Rally

 

Send a link to the class e-mail conference indicating the one example that you liked the most from This I Believe.org

 

Spend a little bit of time solidifying your own idea for your This I Believe speech (and possibly begin writing your speech)

6 Tue, 27 Sep 1 1) Partner Review of your speech ideas

 

2) Explaining the Speech Assignment

 

3) Time to work on your speeches

 

4) Review of literary devices

 

 

Continue to work on your speeches

 

Persuasive Appeals

 

Great website:

The Forest of Rhetoric

7 Thu, 29 Sep 3  

 

I am Canadian commercial (video)

 

I am Canadian commercial (script)

 

Group Discussion pertaining to Posture, Pacing, and Projection

 

Time to work on your own speeches

 

 

Finish the rough draft of your speech

 

Register for Mr. Ramon's Turn-it-in.com English class.

You will need the following information:

Class #: 4418754   Password: Ramon2011

Need help registering for Turn-it-in.com?  Check out these two sets of instructions:

New Boy Instructions

Returning Boy Instructions

 

Rubric for This I Believe Speech Assignment

8 Mon, 03 Oct 1 Peer Assessment of your rough draft.

Your speech will be critiqued by your partner. They will write comments and feedback based on 13 criteria. The feedback document that you create must be e-mailed back to your partner and to Mr. Ramon.

Finish the final draft of your speech
9 Wed, 05 Oct 3 Submission of your final draft (by the end of class) Memorize your speech over the weekend and be prepared to deliver upon your return from Thanksgiving.

Proper Memorization will help you avoid sounding like this  :)

10 Tue, 11 Oct 1 Speech presentations in the chapel none
11 Thu, 13 Oct 3 Speech presentations continued none
12 Mon, 17 Oct 1 Last day of speech presentations

Write a Reflection Paper on your success and failures of the speech unit. This paper is to be submitted to the class conference.

Reflection Paper

Read the Advertising Articles

13 Wed, 19 Oct 3 Introduction to the advertising unit

Speech from Steve Jobs regarding the important elements of advertising

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwYvT5O8d8w

Discussion pertaining to the advertising articles that were assigned for homework

None
14 Fri, 21 Oct 1 Analyzing memorable commercials and their appeal to logos, ethos, and pathos None
15 Tue, 25 Oct 3 Mr. Ramon is away at the CISAA championships for the XC Running team. Please read the instructions posted in the adjacent column for the expectations of today's class and the following period. Instructions for today and Thursday

Model Analytical Paragraph

 

Continue to work on your analytical essays

16 Thu, 27 Oct 1 Peer editing of the analytical essays that were started last period.  (Refer to the instructions from last class)

Once you have reviewed your partner's work, please e-mail the document back to them with your feedback and advice.

 

Continue to work on your analytical essays

17 Mon, 31 Oct 3 Team debates: BIRT that the SAC promotional video on youtube.com is superior to that of UCC.

SAC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1eDFLbuVxM

UCC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RYfSuyNSZQ

The remaining time in this class will be given to continue working on your analytical essays.

 

Continue to work on your analytical essays

18 Wed, 02 Nov 1 The entire period will be given for you to put the finishing touches on your analytical essays.

The essays are due by the end of the period.

None
19 Fri, 04 Nov 3 Analyzing the Adbusters website

Group Review of Magazine Articles and interpreting the message(s) within

Spoof Ads

None
20 Tue, 08 Nov 1 Presentation in the DDT on the upcoming school play: Spring Awakening

Continue the analysis of Adbusters

Culture Jam Article + Accompanying DVD. Write a small paragraph about 5 of the topics mentioned in the Culture Jamming Article

Adbusters Parody Questions

Finish the Adbuster Parody Questions
21 Thu, 10 Nov 3 Mr. Ramon is away today.

Use your time to finish the Adbuster Paroday Questions

and

read and annotate John Updike's story "A&P". The story can be found on pg. 733of the Bedford Anthology. Your annotation will be evaluated after the long weekend.

 

Read the A&P Story and be prepared to discuss your ideas after the break.
22 Wed, 16 Nov 1 Mr. Ramon is away today.

Please read and annotate Hemmingway's short story: "Soldier's Home" on pg.187 in the Bedford Anthology. Additionally, please answer the study questions (1-10) that are located on pg. 192.

 

Finish the story and the assigned questions for homework.
23 Fri, 18 Nov 3 Reading out loud and discussing the Updike story A&P.

 

Read and annotate O'Brien's short story: "How to Tell a True War Story" on pg.346 in the Bedford Anthology. Answer the study questions that are within the text.
24 Tue, 22 Nov 1 Discussing the Hemmingway story Soldier's Home
25 Thu, 24 Nov 3 Shortened class because of the play Spring Awakening. We will be discussing the O'Brien story and making connections to the Hemmingway story.

 

Complete the journal prompt that has been sent to the class conference.
26 Mon, 28 Nov 1 Introduction to Slaughterhouse V.

Check out the class conference for group discussion questions that will be the starting point of your debate. Once your group has reached consensus, be prepared to present to the class.

You will also be asked to write a journal entry about the topic of your choosing.

27 Wed, 30 Nov 3 Reading the article from the New York Times The Arena Culture

Complete the journal prompt that was sent to the class conference.

Complete the journal prompt that was sent to the class conference.
28 Fri, 02 Dec 1 Shortened Class due to the Carol Service. Reading Chapter 1 (pg.1-28) of Slaughterhouse V

Answer the questions posted to our class conference.

Complete the assigned questions and be prepared to show and discuss your answers.
29 Tue, 06 Dec 3 Discuss the first chapter of Slaughterhouse V Read and Annotate the first segment of chapter 2 (up to pg. 45)
30 Thu, 08 Dec 1 Discussion about the 1st part of Chapter 2. Read and Annotate Pg. 45 - 66
31 Mon, 12 Dec 3 Discussion about the 2nd part of Chapter 2. Read the first portion of Chapter 3
32 Wed, 14 Dec 1 Discussion about Chapter 3 Read Chapter 4
33 Fri, 16 Dec 3 Discussion about Chapter 4 Read the first portion of Chapter 5
34 Tue, 20 Dec 1 Discussion about the first portion of Chapter 5 Optional Homework: Read the remainder of Slaughterhouse V during the break in order to have a head start after your return in January.
35 Tue, 10 Jan 3 Satirical Writing Assignment:

Instructions can be found on the class conference.

Continue to work on your satirical writing assignment.
36 Thu, 12 Jan 1 The period will be given to work on your papers. Continue to work on your satirical papers.
37 Mon, 16 Jan 3 The first portion of the class will be given to work on your satirical papers.

 

The second portion of the class will be used for peer evaluation. Please follow the instructions on the class conference.

Finish the comments on your partner's article and send it back to them and to the class conference by Wednesday's class.
38 Wed, 18 Jan 1 Register with My Canadian Writing Lab. Instructions are on the class conference.

 

Reviewing the first five chapters of Slaughterhouse V.

 

Read and annotate the second half of chapter 5 (pg. 140-172) and be prepared to discuss next class.
39 Fri, 20 Jan 3 Interview with Mr. Ramon to review your satirical writing assignment

 

While not meeting with Mr. Ramon, you can continue to work on your satirical paper.

Read chapter 6 (pg.173-195) and be prepared for an evaluated discussion based on the questions that have been sent to the class conference.
40 Tue, 24 Jan 1 Satirical papers are due today.

 

Evaluated Discussion on the first six chapters

Read and annotate chapter 7 (pg. 196-205)
41 Thu, 26 Jan 3 work period Read and annotate chapter 8 (pg. 206-232)
42 Tue, 31 Jan 1 Discussion on chapters 6 and 7 Read and annotate chapter 9 (pg. 235-267)
43 Thu, 02 Feb 3 Discussion on chapters 8 and 9

 

Annotation check for the last four chapters.

 

Time assigned to begin reading chapter 10.

Finish reading chapter 10 (pg.268-275) and be prepared for an evaluated discussion based on the questions that have been sent to the class conference.
44 Mon, 06 Feb 1 Evaluated Discussion on the final five chapters of the text Create a mindmap of the major ideas within the text.
45 Wed, 08 Feb 3 Use the mindmaps to start our conversation of important thematic elements of the text in preparation for the Unit Test Continue to study for the Unit Test
46 Fri, 10 Feb 1 Slaughterhouse V Unit Test
47 Tue, 14 Feb 3 Viewing of Slaughterhouse V None
48 Thu, 16 Feb 1 Viewing of Slaughterhouse V None
49 Wed, 22 Feb 3 Why We Fight: Viewing of documentary and discussion.

Annotate the document as we watch.

None
50 Fri, 24 Feb 1 Why We Fight: Viewing of documentary and discussion.

Annotate the document as we watch.

Finish watching the documentary and answering the questions sent to the conference.
51 Tue, 28 Feb 3 Last day of viewing Why We Fight.

Annotate the document as we watch.

*Finish answering the questions that have been sent to the class conference.
52 Thu, 01 Mar 1 Discussion of the documentary
53 Mon, 05 Mar 3 My Canadian Writing Lab

Instructions can be found on the class conference

Complete the 4 pre-diagnostics

Complete the pre-diagnostics
54 Wed, 07 Mar 1 My Canadian Writing Lab

Instructions can be found on the class conference

Complete: Parts of Speech, Phrases, Clauses

Enjoy the March break.
55 Tue, 27 Mar 3 Overview of the third term

Begin reading, as a class, Rick Moody's Boys

Small group discussion and annotation of the text

Finish reading and answering the questions that are connected with "Boys"
56 Thu, 29 Mar 1 Continue the reading and discussion of Rick Moody's "Boys" (in the Bedford Anthology - p.371) Read Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" (in the Bedford Anthology - p.699) and answer the study questions that have been sent to the conference.
57 Mon, 02 Apr 3 Compare Moody's "Boys" with Kincaid's "Girl" and discuss the questions that have been sent to the conference. Read Chapter 3 in the Language of Composition (p.61-72) and be prepared to discuss next class. This is an important reading in preparation for the summative assignment.
58 Wed, 04 Apr 1 Discussion of Chapter 3

Handing out the source packages for the synthesis essay. You will be required to read the packages and select your topic before you enter class on Tuesday.

Read over the sources and make your decision. You can choose between the topics of masculinity and boxing.
59 Tue, 10 Apr 3 Collaborative Brainstorming

Creating the outlines for the summative synthesis essay

Continue thinking about the direction of your paper. Remember, only work that is produced in class can be used for submission.
60 Thu, 12 Apr 1 Writing of the summative synthesis essay Work will be submitted at the end of this period for feedback and guidance. It will be returned at the beginning of the next period.
61 Mon, 16 Apr 3 Writing of the summative synthesis essay Continue thinking about the construction of your arguments for the synthesis essay. 
62 Wed, 18 Apr 1 My Canadian Writing Lab (Fragments, Run-ons, Commas)

Individual meetings with Mr. Ramon to discuss the progress of your synthesis essay.

Continue thinking about the construction of your arguments for the synthesis essay. 
63 Fri, 20 Apr 3 Last day to write and polish your summative synthesis essay Complete all the necessary elements of My Canadian Writing Lab that have been assigned thus far.
64 Tue, 24 Apr 1 Introduction to SLAM poetry

Generating ideas and identifying characteristics of a strong SLAM presentation.

Examples of SLAM poems and a rubric have been sent to the class conference

Practice Performances

Begin to draft a SLAM poem

Continue drafting your SLAM poem
65 Thu, 26 Apr 3 Continue drafting and revising your SLAM poem

 

Individual conferences with Mr. Ramon to discuss the ideas of your poem and the progress that you've made.

Refine your poem based on feedback

 

66 Mon, 30 Apr 1 Continue drafting and revising your SLAM poem

 

Peer Evaluation and Self-Evaluation of the written poem

Refine your poem based on feedback

 

Begin orally rehearsing your poem

67 Wed, 02 May 3 Peer Evaluation of your SLAM poem performance (location of this class is to be determined)

 

Evaluation of My Canadian Writing Lab Modules

Refine your poem based on the feedback from your oral performances to peers.
68 Fri, 04 May 1 SLAM Performances

Students will judge all performances. The best performers from our class will represent us at the grade 11 SLAM poetry challenge.

69 Tue, 08 May 3
70 Thu, 10 May 1
71 Mon, 14 May 3
72 Wed, 16 May 1 AP English and Language Composition Exam will be held at 8:00 a.m.
73 Tue, 22 May 3
74 Thu, 24 May 1
75 Mon, 28 May 3 Exam Review
76 Wed, 30 May 1 Exam Review The final exam will be held on Monday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m. in the Yuill Gymnasium

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