English with Miss Robinson
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Course Handouts

Introductory Course Information and Activities:

Course Outline

Classroom Rules and Guidelines

Achievement Level Conversions

Mrs. Robinson’s Marking Legend

Introductory Writing Activity

Critical Reading Activities

Critical Reading PowerPoint

Supplementary Reading Sheets:

Supplementary Reading Sheet #1

Supplementary Reading Sheet #2

Supplementary Reading Sheet #3

Supplementary Reading Sheet #4

Supplementary Reading Sheet #5

Supplementary Reading Sheet #6

Supplementary Reading Sheet #7

Supplementary Reading Sheet #8

Supplementary Reading Sheet #9

Supplementary Reading Sheet #10

Short Story Analysis Unit:

The Important Keys to Literary Analysis

How to Respond to a Short Answer Question

“The Fall of a City” by Alden Nowlan

“The Fall of a City” Analysis Questions

Sample Student Responses

“14e Arrondissement” (A Visual Short Story)

“The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck

“The Chrysanthemums” Analysis Questions

“The Chrysanthemums” Sample Answer

15 Steps to Writing a Persuasive Paragraph

The KEY Conventions of Formal Writing

Transition Word Suggestions

“Mr. Lupescu” by Anthony Boucher

Assessment Paragraph for “Mr. Lupescu”

The 13 Suspense Techniques

Persuasive Paragraph Organizer

“Place des Fete” (A Visual Short Story)

“French Roast” (A Visual Short Story)

“The Present” (A Visual Short Story)

Ways to IMPROVE Your Paragraph

Media Analysis Unit:

Introduction to Media Techniques

Media Techniques Fill-in-the-Blanks

Definitions and Critical Assessment

Media Analysis Assessment Presentation

“Modern Family” Media Analysis Chart

“The Big Bang Theory” Media Analysis Chart

Assessment Presentation Feedback Checklist

‘The Emotion of Music’ Activity

Music Terms in Film and Television

Music: Description, Reaction, and Genre

Lighting Techniques for Film and Television

Editing: Cuts and Transitions

“Freaks and Geeks” Media Analysis Chart

“Stranger Things” Media Analysis Chart

“The 100″ Media Analysis Chart

“The Vampire Diaries” Media Analysis Chart

Literacy Test Resources:

News Report Writing Strategies

Opinion Piece Writing Strategies

Short Writing Task Strategies

Dialogue and Short Answer Strategies

Multiple Choice and Summary Writing

Graphic Texts and MC Grammar Strategies

Shakespeare/Play Unit: Romeo and Juliet

What do you know about Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet Writing Prompts

Romeo and Juliet Debate Topics

Romeo and Juliet Debate Instructions

Find Some Shakespeare Interesting Facts

“Shakespeare: The Legacy” Viewing Sheet

William Shakespeare Biography

An Introduction to Romeo and Juliet

The Language of a Shakespearean Drama

Analyzing the Play’s Prologue

Key Themes, Symbols, and Motifs

Thinking Questions for Act I, scenes i and ii

The Courtly Love Tradition

Characteristics of Courtly Love: “Love Story”

Queen Mab Speech Questions

Queen Mab Speech Illustration

The Lover’s Meet: A Film Comparison

Sonnet Analysis (Act I, scene v)

Characters’ Views of Love in Act I

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #1

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #2

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #3

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #4

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #5

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #6

Textual Analysis Test Rubric

20 Textual Analysis Test Tips

Act 3, scene 1 Thinking Questions

Novel Study Unit: The Great Gatsby

Reading and Evaluation Schedule

Defining Key Background References

Video: “The Century: America’s Time (1920-1929)

20 Important Facts About the 1920′s

Video: “Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer”

Fitzgerald Biography Viewing Sheet

Chapter #1 Questions

The Significance of Setting Chart

Significant Themes in the Novel

Symbols and Motifs in the Novel

Chapters #2-4 Questions

Chapters #5-6 Questions

Chapters #7-8 Questions

Responding to the Novel’s Conclusion

Chapter #9 Passage Sample Answer

“Gatsby’s Green Light…” Article

Green Light Personal Response

A Morality Debate for the Novel

Evaluations & Due Dates

Final Exam: 

Worth 15% of your final grade in the course!

Your final exam will be written on…

Period #4: 

Thurs. Jan. 24th at 12:00PM in room A210.

Period #5:

Tues. Jan. 29th at 8:30AM in room A210.

Final Exam Review #1

Exam Review #1 Question Revision

Period #4 Final Exam Review #2

Period #5 Final Exam Review #2

Period #4 Final Exam Review #3

Period #5 Final Exam Review #3

Final Performance Task: 

Worth 15% of your final grade in the course!

Presentations will begin on Friday January 18th, 2019, and will run until Tuesday January 22nd, 2019.

Final Performance Task with Rubric

Period #4 Reminders for the FPT

Period #5 Reminders for the FPT

FPT Peer Feedback and Reflection

The Great Gatsby Unit Test:

Wednesday January 9th, 2019

Unit Test Review Package

Unit Test Mark Breakdown and Timing

Unit Test Review Activity #2

The Great Gatsby Literary Essay:

Tuesday January 8th, 2019

Literary Essay Assignment

Literary Essay Rubric

What to Submit for Your Essay

A Visual Guide to Essay Writing

Literary Essay Outline

How to Cite The Great Gatsby

Literary Essay Peer Editing Sheet

Romeo and Juliet Creative Writing Task:

Wednesday December 12th, 2018

Creative Task Assignment and Rubric

Creative Task Student Exemplars

Creative Task Peer Checklist

Citing the Play Using MLA

What to Submit for Your Creative Task

Turnitin.com Steps for Students

Romeo and Juliet Textual Analysis Test:

Thursday November 29th, 2018

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #1

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #2

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #3

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #4

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #5

Textual Analysis Practice Activity #6

Textual Analysis Test Rubric

20 Textual Analysis Test Tips

Media Analysis Oral Presentation:

Wednesday October 24th – Friday October 26th

Media Analysis Presentation

Media Analysis Presentation Rubric

“Freaks and Geeks” Media Chart

“Stranger Things” Media Chart

“The 100″ Media Chart

“The Vampire Diaries” Media Chart

Turnitin.com Steps for Students

Delivery Tips

MLA Citation Format for Media

Written Copy Self-Editing Sheet

Peer Checklist for Feedback

Period #4 Presentation Schedule

Period #5 Presentation Schedule

What to Submit for Your Evaluation

Short Story Analysis Paragraph:

Due Date: Thursday September 27th, 2018

Paragraph Evaluation with Rubric

“Secrets” (Option #1)

“Leaving” (Option #2)

“Our Thirteenth Summer” (Option #3)

“The Landlady” (Option #4)

Prepping for the Evaluation” Chart

Paragraph Organizer

Turnitin.com Steps for Students

What to Submit for Your Evaluation

SELF-Editing Sheet

PEER-Editing Sheet

Correct MLA Citation Format

Steps for Completing Your Evaluation

News & Important Reminders

Important Reminders: December 21st, 2018

  • This is a reminder that your HOMEWORK over the winter break (December 22nd – January 6th) is to complete the following important tasks:
  1. Please complete the ROUGH DRAFT of your Literary Essay Evaluation for The Great Gatsby by Monday January 7th, 2019. Remember to bring your essay rough draft to class on Monday January 7th for our peer editing period!
  2. Work on your Unit Test Review Package for the Unit Test that you will be writing for The Great Gatsby on Wednesday January 9th, 2019.
  • Thank you! Happy Holidays! Enjoy your time with friends and family over the next 2 weeks! I look forward to seeing everyone again in 2019! All the best!

Important Reminders: November 2nd, 2018

  • The PRACTICE Grade 10 Literacy Test will take place on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, during period 1. 
  • The REAL Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will take place on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019.
  • We’ve created a Google Classroom for the OSSLT this year that contains resources, important dates, and the most pertinent information for students who are writing the literacy test this year. Please join the classroom ASAP!
  • Here is the Google Classroom code:  m89gy74
  • Please complete the Multiple Choice and Summary Writing Activities that are posted now on the Literacy Google Classroom! Thank you!