Tag Archives: EngAM5

Compare and Contrast of The Kite Runner

17 May

Use this form to share and record ideas you have found in The Kite Runner.

Instructions for reviewing language

13 Oct

In order to correct the language errors you make in your writing, you will need to investigate the error that you are making. I will indicate what the error is and give some resources where you can find out more, but it is your responsibility to learn where you are going wrong. Follow these steps:

  1. On your work you will find comments that simply contain a number
  2. Look-up the language correction guide to find the corresponding language error
  3. Use the resources to learn where you are going wrong. Chances are you don’t even realise you have made a mistake so compare what you have written with the examples.
  4. Use the comments feature on Docs to make a correction. Don’t change the original document as this makes it difficult for us to see what you have learnt.
Here’s an example
Notice the detail I have made with the correction:
  1. I correct the error
  2. I state why the error needs correction
  3. I give a similar example using different words or phrases.

Tidying up docs

You may have noticed that your google docs page is getting messy. If you don’t organise it, pretty soon you won’t be able to find anything.

You already have one collection that I have shared with you. This is for your submitted English work and allows me to see your work. However, there are times when you will need to store work that isn’t submitted to me. Also, I will share documents with you that will need to find again. What happens to these? Follow these steps if you haven’t done so already.

  1. Click “Create” or “New” then click “Collection”. Collections are kinda like folders but cooler. They allow the same document to be in two places (or more) at once.
  2. Create a collection called M5 English. You might like to create collections for all your classes.
  3. Once you have done this, simply drag all your English documents into this collection. Don’t drag the ones that already in the “English Submission Folder” as this will remove the document from this collection.
Once you have done this. We need to think about a logical way of naming your documents. One thing students always forget is to name their electronic documents. Here’s how to do it:
  1. Class Unit Document Name Your Name
  2. eg. M5 Allegory The Butter Battle Allegory Allison Conrad
You should try name all your documents like this. Imagine what my documents list looks like. I receive a long list of documents like “Untitled 1”, “My Allegroy” “Draft 1” etc.

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

14 Jun

As part of your independent study you will need to create an annotated bibliography. This is quite a simple way becoming familiar with your research. Check out the guidelines at the Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab.

In consideration of these guidelines you should do the following:

  1. Your bibliography is a summary rather than an analysis.
  2. Each entry should be 50-100 words long. The aim is to be concise.
  3. For each MLA entry include the annotated bibliography entry immediately underneath.
Image: ‘Bibliography




Poetic Devices

13 May

Complete the activities below to review poetic devices and terms.

Start by reviewing the devices on these pages: Figurative Language and Aural Devices.

Then practice on the quiz.

Glossary of Literary Terms

Finally, complete these questions so that I can check your understanding. THIS IS NOT A TEST. It simply helps me to know what we need to review in class.

Image: ‘The Intro Machine