Tag: English 30

  • Hamlet: Getting Started

    “We all sympathize with Hamlet, and that is understandable, because almost every one of us recognizes in the prince our own characteristics.” – Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Russian novelist and playwright. Hamlet raises many questions that you may recognize from your own life. Thinking about some of these issues will make your experience of the play […]

  • English 30 Poetry Assignment

    Respond to each of the following in a well-considered post in your blog. Limit your selection of detail to a separate poem for each response. Explain how image and symbol reinforce theme in a poem. Explain how facts about a writer’s life are relevant to your understanding of a poem. Explain how a poem can […]

  • Novel Study Preflight Checklist

    Read a Novel from the Reading List: focus your responses on a course focus question think “creatively” about your response connect to characters you’ve already studied extend your response to include symbol and archetype consider “Critical Questions“ emphasize “Voice” and/or “Structure” in your responses consider “Writing About Literature”(page 9-14) in Heath considered other essay writing […]

  • Hamlet: Final Response

    Choose a focus for your final response to Hamlet. Synthesize alternative points of view, (include links to sources: your posts, STJ blogs, etc.). Review your responses throughout our study: Thaw, resolve, adieu… Hamlet Getting Started 2 Is Polonius a Good Father? Hamlet: Before Act 1 and 2 Why read literature? Writing tips: Outcome-Illustrating Verbs Voice […]

  • Kimberley Klein Wins $10000 Scholarship

    Congratulations Kimberley! The two runners up, Jess Kim and Shelley Batts, will each be awarded $1,000. The remaining 7 finalists in the top 10 will be sent a $100 award for their participation. This includes: Thomas Peters Matthew Burden Grant Brisbee Paul Stamatiou Shane Lavalette Stephanie Collins Karin Dalziel Any surprises? Kimberly Klein was a […]

  • Student blog will win $10,000 Scholarship

    One blogger chosen by “the internet” will win $10,000 US scholarship … for keeping a blog. As the ratio of high school student blogs I read to the number of college student blogs I read approaches infinity, I think it a good time we troll a few of the best college bloggers in the US. […]

  • Why read literature?(English 30)

    Mark Twain once shrewdly observed that a person who chooses not to read has no advantage over a person who is unable to read. In industrialized societies today, however, the question is not who reads, because nearly everyone can and does, but what is read. Why should anyone spend precious time with literature when there […]

  • English 30-1 Tips for Personal Response to Texts

    Examples of Student Responses to English 30-1 Diploma The Personal Response Assignment from June 2006: (literature in the question is included in the exam) The puppet master in Keith Carter’s “Pinocchio” manipulates the marionette’s strings, giving it the illusion of free will. In the poem “Come In,” the speaker resists the allure of an appealing […]

  • Creative Response: English 30

    Choose from the following: (Partner up if/where necessary) Write a folk song. Create a dialogue in the forums between any 2(or more) authors. Create a dialogue in the forums b etween any 2 or more characters Create a new scene to be inserted into a text synthesizing a character(or 2) from outside the text. Trackback. […]

  • Prepare for English Language Arts Finals

    For those in the midst, or looking ahead at finals in my LA classes(9, 10-1, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2). Consider the outcomes we’ve tried to achieve. Enhancing the artistry of communication has been a strong technical focus. Skills mastered include using online blogging tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, even graphical enhancements using Photoshop or audio/video podcasting […]