ENG3U Mental Health Homework

Here is the link to today’s homework game: Reach Out with Marianas Trench

Remember to write two new things you learned from this game.


The Amazing Race & Television Shows

Due to the high number of students sleeping rather than following along with last week’s showing of The Amazing Race Canada, we will no longer be using it for our ESLEO grammar days.

If you want to see the rest of the episodes, they are available here: The Amazing Race Canada

If you are interested in watching the American version of the show (they travel all around the world!), the new season starts September 29. Episodes are on TV on Sundays, and they are usually put on the website by Monday. You can watch them here: The Amazing Race (USA)

Interested in other popular North American TV shows? Here are some that are available for free on cable channels. (Note: there are a wide variety of other popular shows on other networks; these are small selection of popular shows that you can easily access legally online)

Cable Shows (Still Running)
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

The Simpsons

Grey’s Anatomy

Criminal Minds
Elementary (modern Sherlock Holmes)
The Mentalist

Reality TV
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race Canada

Cable Shows (Finished)
The Office


All Caught Up!

Sorry for the delay in getting powerpoints and materials from the last week onto the website. Everything is up to date now.

ESLEO: The rubric for your news story presentation can now be found on the Readings & Media page. I’ll give you a copy the week before your presentation date, but you can use this one as a guideline if you want to think about it ahead of time. On the Readings & Media page you’ll also find links to all the songs we’ve studied so far. Stay tuned for Northern Canada!

ENG3U: Some of you asked me for examples of “I Am From” poems. I have posted links on your Readings & Media page. Also, if you’re feeling uncertain about your literary devices, try this website and this one!

NEW STUDENTS: Download Materials

If you are new to class this week, please download the materials you have missed.

It is your responsibility to read the powerpoints and stories that you have missed, complete any worksheets, and get class notes from a friend. If you have any questions, you can come to me any time at lunch or in period 4 and I can help you understand the materials. You do not have to complete the Unit 1 test, but this information will be on the midterm and the final exam, so make sure you talk to me (or leave a post on the blog!) if you don’t understand something.

ESLEO Materials: Download these!
ESLEO Course Outline
Powerpoints and links
Elements of literature worksheet
Unit 1 Vocabulary List (get the answers from a friend)
News story assignment (choose a day from me in class)

ENG3U Materials: Download these!
ENG3U Course Outline
Powerpoints and links
Learning Styles Homework
Chinese Creation Story
Genesis (Bible) Creation Story
Aboriginal Creation Story
Elements of literature worksheet (get the answers from a friend)
Jacob/Residential Schools

Unit 1 Tests

Please make sure that you read the information for the correct class!  This post contains the date of your Unit 1 test, what to study, and how the test is formatted. If you have any questions, write a comment on this post and I will answer you!

ESLEO: Friday, September 13
Elements of literature (worksheet)
Vocabulary (worksheet)
“Little Red Riding Hood” (original and fractured)
“Man, That Was Annoying!” (from Shrek)
Editorial cartoons

Structure (out of 40)
Vocabulary (matching): 7 marks
Vocabulary (identifying examples): 6 marks
Multiple choice: 12 marks
Short answer: 10 marks
Cartoon analysis: 5 marks (same process as in class, but a cartoon you haven’t seen before)

ENG3U: Tuesday, September 17
Vocabulary (from handouts and powerpoints)
Elements of literature
Creation stories: Pan-gu, Bible, Sky Woman
Types of creation myth (powerpoint)
Aboriginal culture (powerpoint)
“The Shivering Tree”
Residential schools (handout)

Structure (out of 40)
Vocabulary (definitions & examples): 5 marks
Multiple choice: 15 marks
Short answer: 14 marks
Sight reading: 6 marks

Welcome to the Fall Semester!

Welcome to LIA English! If you are in ENG3U, please follow the links below for your first homework assignment. If you are in ESLEO, just take time to explore the website. For everyone: make sure you “follow” this blog (there’s a link on the right side of the page) to ensure that you don’t miss anything!

ENG3U Homework: “Get to Know Yourself”
Section 1: Learning Preferences
– in the top right corner, select “Chinese”
– record your scores on your homework sheet
Section 2: Multiple Intelligences
– select “Chinese”
– color in your results on your homework sheet