English 10: Intro to Literary Commentary

Please watch this brief video with background on oral & written literary commentary. This is a basic introduction.

Announcement: IB L&L – Unit Two Essential Questions & Outcomes

To focus our learning during this four week unit, here are the essential questions and learning outcomes taken from the IB outcomes for Part 2, largely, and Part 1 in small part. Please review these and revisit them from time to time, reflecting on how what you are learning is shaping your understanding of these . . . → Read More: Announcement: IB L&L – Unit Two Essential Questions & Outcomes

Homework/Classwork: IB L&L – Vocabulary & Revision

Please keep working on the revision of your essay – we will have 20 minutes in each of the next two class periods to revise and the essay will be due at the beginning of class on Friday. Additionally, have a look at the first ten words of the Language of Persuasion handout found in . . . → Read More: Homework/Classwork: IB L&L – Vocabulary & Revision

Homework: AP Lit – Online Discussion & Revision

Our online discussion involves the reading of a beautiful poem, linked below and to the directions for the discussion (which may be found here). Please read the poem, consider connections to the themes of Never Let Me Go, and briefly respond in a single post. Also, read the directions about responding to your peers.

Poem . . . → Read More: Homework: AP Lit – Online Discussion & Revision

Classwork: IB L&L HL – Process Essay on The Psychopath Test

Let’s build on your recent, successful paragraphs with a good essay written in class over the next two class periods. Mr. Friesen will be in class with you, and he is a good resource for you on writing and building an analysis from your reading. If you would like additional instruction, please see the three . . . → Read More: Classwork: IB L&L HL – Process Essay on The Psychopath Test

Video Lecture – Organizing an Essay and Revising a Thesis – IB L&L HL

Here is a video lecture about organizing an essay response to text and revising a thesis appropriately as ideas evolve. This video is the third of three on essential academic essay skills. Please leave any feedback as a comment.

 

Video Lecture – Writing a Thesis Statement – IB L&L HL

Here is a video lecture about  writing a thesis statement in essay writing. This video is the second of three on essential academic essay skills. Please leave any feedback as a comment.

 

Video Lecture – Dissecting a Prompt – IB L&L HL

Here is a video version of today’s lecture and discussion about dissecting a prompt prior to writing a thesis statement in essay writing. This video is the first of three on essential academic essay skills. Please leave any feedback as a comment.

 

IB L&L Notes & Homework

Please see the notes below on our discussion in IB L&L today, with the writing assignment on page 4 of the notes. Also please read chapter 6 for Monday.

Notes on Ch 4 & 5 of The Psychopath Test

Handout: IB L&L HL – Example Response Paragraph – “Two Ways”

As you consider revising your response paragraph, please see the example linked below and shared with you in the Handouts collection. Compare it with your own – what have you done similarly? Differently?

Example Paragraph