Thursday, May 26, 2016

Learning Goals
I am learning to …

interpret portions of text to analyse the text;
identify examples from the text that support the thesis statement;
organize writing by connecting ideas with transition words and phrases and use of introducing, integrating, comment formula;
apply conventions of the essay format including academic language, in-text citations, MLA format.

Last Literature Circle Blogging Day!!

You’ve read the book. You’ve made notes on the book. You’ve talked about the book. You’ve chosen a topic and you’ve conducted some research on that topic.

You are now ready to write about the book. Review the literary analysis rubric to guide your work.

Have a look at some models from other senior English courses.

Note that the above blogs are about 500 words in length. They use MLA formatting. These analyses do not include secondary sources, but if you check your rubric, you are not being assessed on that part. This assignment provides you with the opportunity to try your hand at incorporating evidence from secondary sources into your writing.

Tomorrow, we move on to the persuasive essay.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Learning Goals
I am learning to…
Apply reading strategies so we can make meaning from a text;
Read different forms of texts;
Identify the elements of a variety of texts
Use evidence to support my ideas
Explain how specific choices an author makes in terms of conventions and stylistic features affect the reader’s understanding of the content of a text.

I am away today.

You are writing your literary analysis. Remember

  • It is to be no more than 500 words;
  • It needs to include evidence from the text;
  • It needs to analyze the text through the use of one of either the Reader Response perspective OR the Archetypal perspective

Support documents include:

Analyzing a Short Story Using Literary Theory  with models.

Writing about literature handout

Notes and handouts on both perspectives.

Planning includes
-annotating the text to find evidence
-make notes
-write thesis statement
-find evidence to support thesis

Write your paper. Use the Peer Editing Sheet for Literary Analysis for self-editing.

Submit your paper to

Due Wednesday by 11:59 p.m.

PeerMark begins Thursday at 12:00 a.m.

PeerMark ends May 16 at 11:59 p.m.