English 10

English 10 – 2013 – 2014

Here is a link that you will find helpful: Quizlet Literary Terms.

Past Provincial Exams

Are you looking for old English 10 exams and/or e-exams to help you prepare for midterms? Look no further. Visit: Past Provincial Exams.

Short Story Unit

The Possibility of Evil  Once again, I have nothing to do with the spelling mistakes on this prezi presentation.

Lenses     Please note the spelling mistakes on this prezi are not mine. Despite the spelling mistakes, the information in this slide show is accurate.

The Metaphor

Grace Period

To Kill a Mockingbird

Helpful Links to Study for Test on November 14th

English-TKAM (Class Notes)

Sparks Notes

Character Descriptions in To Kill a Mockingbird

E-Notes Youtube Summary

E-Notes Youtube Characters

E-Notes Ten Top Questions about TKAM

TKAM Top Ten Trivia Facts

Themes

Homework for Tuesday, October 28th

Read chapters 19, 20, 21, and 22 by Tuesday, October 28th.

Homework for Tuesday, October 22nd

Study your 34 vocabulary terms for the Thirty Fiver test.

Heres are some helpful quizlet links:

Vocabulary Part One

Vocabulary Part Two

Homework for Monday , October 21st

Read chapters 14, 15 and 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird, and be ready for a quiz.

 

Helpful Links:

Sparks Notes

Shmoop 

 

Poetry Unit

What is Poetry

Sonnet 116

Sonnet 116 – Questions

Images in Sonnet 116

Death be not Proud

Ozymandias

Ozymandias Audios, Video, Music, Art, Resources

The Artist Moved by the Magnitude of Antique Fragments

Dulce et Decorum Est

Understanding Dulce et Decorum Est

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful spring break. Before moving onto our next unit on poetry, we will spend this week writing literary essays on Macbeth. I have uploaded the assignment sheets. I also suggest that you view the Tubes on Macbeth in the Macbeth section of this blog.

MacBeth – Literary Essay Topics

The Tragic Hero

Quoting Shakespeare in a Literary Essay

HOMEWORK – Blocks 1.1 and 1.2

Your character boxes and essays for To kill a Mockingbird are due on Friday, November 27th.

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Make sure you bring a box to class for your character box for Thursday, November 19th.

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If you failed the long essay question on the test, you can rewrite it on November 20th between 7:30 and 8:30 am.

Things to Know about the test:

1/ There will be 19 character matching questions. It would be helpful if you watched the enotes clips below and clicked on the link to Spark Notes below.  You are expected to be able to identify major and minor characters, for example, Link Deas.

2/There are 12 short answer questions on the test worth 24 marks. Watch the clip below about the most 10 common questions about the novel.

Interesting fact – Did you know that the character Dill is based on Harper Lee’s childhood friend Truman Capote, who also went on to become a famous American writer?

3/There will be 10 multiple choice questions on the test worth 1o marks.

4/ This is the long answer question which is worth 24 marks:

Directions: Using multiple paragraphs (at least 2), answer the following question. Higher marks will be awarded to students who cite references from the text.

In the novel, a mockingbird is a symbol for goodness and innocence. Innocent people are destroyed by evil. Choose 2 characters and explain why they are to be considered “mockingbirds” in this novel.

Why am I letting you know that this is a major test question. Simply, because you can plan your answer before the test.


Think about the character you would like to do a character box for. Do you need help understanding To Kill a Mockingbird? Go to http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/mocking/ Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his shoes and walk around in it. Its never an insult to be called what somewhat thinks is a bad name. It just shows how poor the person is  . . . –To Kill a Mockingbird

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