Terry Fox Update

For the ESLEO students who read Run (and 3U’s interested in Canadian history), the Globe and Mail newspaper has an interesting video about what’s happening to some of Terry Fox’s possessions. You can watch it here.

Enjoy the nice snowy afternoon, and good luck with the rest of your exams!


The End

Congratulations on finishing the semester! It’s been fun teaching you, and I hope you enjoy your next semester.

If you would like to look at your ISP or final exam, or you want to know your final grade in the course, drop in between 9:30 and 10:30 for mark consultation on Friday. I’ll be in the English office on the 2nd floor.

Final Exams (ESLEO & ENG3U)

The final exam is a test of your skills and whether your are ready and able to move on to the next level of English. As such, it will be a little bit different from the midterm. The final exam will not test your memorization of facts about what we have studied. It will not focus on regurgitating answers I have already given you in class. It will test your ability to apply the reading and analysis skills we have practiced in class. This will still require some knowledge of content and vocabulary, so please take a look at the information below to see what you need to study for the final exam.

Part 1: Sight Reading (reading & answering questions about a text you have never read before)
Part 2: Advertisement Analysis
Part 3: Long Answer (2 paragraph comparison of a theme)

What to Study
Texts: “Little Red Riding Hood”, Run, Catching Fire
Vocabulary & ideas: satire, sexist, selfish, media triangle, logo, slogan, focal point, target audience, surface vs. hidden message, underestimate, marathon, amputee, artificial, characterization, techniques, P.E.E. structure

Example Long Answer Question
How can we learn from our mistakes? Write 2 paragraphs in P.E.E. structure, supporting your answer with examples from Run and Catching Fire.

Part 1: Sight reading (short story)
Part 2A: Sight reading (poem)
Part 2B: Literary devices
Part 3: Essay

What to Study
Texts: 12 Angry Men, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire
Things to review in your notes, handouts, and powerpoints: elements of literature, literary devices, poetic structures (ode, sonnet, etc.), Aboriginal cultures, P.E.E. structure, essay structure

Example Essay Questions
How do gender roles affect society in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire?
What is the role of prejudice in 12 Angry Men and The Hunger Games?

ENG3U ISP Referencing & Research FAQ

1. A note on references
Since your short stories were provided on a handout, please use the MLA formatting for a handout when you make the works cited entry for your ISP story.

Author’s Family Name, First Name. “Title of Story.” Handout. Name of School. City, Year handout was given. Medium.

Doe, John. “Interesting ISP Story.” Handout. The Toronto School: Toronto, 2013. Print.

2. Assignment sheet update
Since you are not actually taking notes, and you just have to find quotations, the marks on your assignment sheet (under student-teacher conferences) will be changed to the following:
3. Two quotations have been found from two different sources
4. Research notes have been quoted properly
5. Quotations are an appropriate length

3. Research FAQ
Q. How many quotations do I need?
A: 2. 1 from each of 2 different sources.

Q. Do my sources need to be a book and a website?
A: No. You can use two books, two websites, or any combination of academic sources that you want.

Q. Do I need to explain my quotations by Thursday?
A. No. On Thursday you just need to show me that you have found 2 quotations from 2 different sources, and that you have recorded the publication information for the source (it doesn’t need to be in proper works cited format yet; as long as you’ve written it somehow you’ll get the mark)