Welcome to ENG3C. Ms Davis. ENG3C. The pre-requisite is ENG2P or ENG2D This course prepares you for ENG4C, which is a requirement for college. Please speak to a guidance counsellor if university is your goal.
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-- think about what you think is the strongest thing in the world.
-- pair with someone to talk about it
-- share with the class your partner’s name and what he or she thinks is the strongest thing in the world.
What does it mean to live a happy life?
Be on time
Ask questions if you don’t understand
The children worked long and hard on their little cardboard shack.It was to be a special spot---a clubhouse, where they could meet together, play, and have fun.Since a clubhouse has to have rules, they came up with three:
Come to class. Ideas are built upon each other in a course like bricks in a building and when a brick is missing, the building isn’t stable. If you must miss a class, see the teacher ahead of time, ask a classmate to take notes, and make sure you get missed work, ideas, and information.
Be brave. Learning is hard: you don’t learn unless you are challenged, and being challenged means you will make mistakes. The brain is like a muscle.
Be humble. Everyone else has wisdom, too. Opening your mind to new ideas and examining your own ideas is essential for learning. Be patient with others when they understand more slowly than you and encourage them to do their own work and develop their own ideas.
Respect this as a learning opportunity. Your time is valuable to you. Other people’s time is valuable to them. Help yourself do your best and help them make the best of their time. The purpose of group work is to make the work more interesting, let you learn from each other, and learn from teaching others.
Focus. All of the science indicates that the brain is very bad at multi-tasking. Doing other things while studying/reading/writing means you will spend a lot of time without getting much accomplished or achieving high quality.
Use reading strategies. Ask yourself questions when you read to be sure you understand and are making connections. Look deeper into the meaning of the text. Take notes when you read (Ms Davis will tell you how to do this).
Read the question, the assignment, and the rubric carefully.Be sure you know how your work will be evaluated.
Make meaningful connections.You don’t have to share your deepest secrets, but you do have to show that you can apply the ideas in the text to what you already know. You’re having a conversation with the writer and other readers: show them that you have thought about it and have interesting insights into it.
Write a very short autobiography (one sentence, less than ten words).
Obviously, there are a lot of things you have to choose to keep out.
Taylor, Kate. “Why fiction is good for you.” The Globe and Mail. September 9, 2011. Toronto.
A friend speaks passionately about her belief that an alien conspiracy is ruining her life.
Sympathy: How horrible! Aliens are everywhere!
Empathy: I understand you are disappointed with the bad circumstances you’ve had lately. Have you considered that it’s not aliens but… ?
What are the supporting ideas?
Setting– where and when the short story takes place
Point of View-- Who is telling us the story
Who is the observer? Narrator
(I) --First person,
(He, she) -- third person** most common
(you) second person
Limited narrator– limited ability to see and understand the story.
Omniscient– all seeing-- the narrator can see into everyone’s minds.** most common--
Identify the purpose of the text (inform, persuade, entertain/ enlighten)
-- this reminds me of…
-- maybe this is like…
-- if I were this character, I’d…
-- have I met this character before?
-- what does this mean?
Keep making predictions
-- is there extra meaning in this?
All artists make decisions when creating their art.
But like all people, they have values and prejudices– they show some things and not others. We don’t always agree with the author about everything.
(making predictions, activating prior knowledge)
-- A new beginning
-- The first day of school
-- First job
-- First date
-- First responsibility
-- Parents’ first baby
The people in the small town were stuck in place like wax statues. – Simile
Drugs dragged him to this place and wouldn't let him leave alive.– Personification
This is your X of the essay’s SEX-- a real world connection in the explanation can be helpful. How do you know these three criteria are the most important ones?
2. Explain what these symbols represent:
In one sentence each, identify one round character and what makes him a round character and one flat character and why he is a flat character.
“A gun gives you the body, not the bird.” Henry David Thoreau