Grade 10 English
Welcome to Grade 10 English. In this introductory assignment you will not only demonstrate your
writing skills, but you will also help the teacher to get to know you a little.
Relationships are very important to e
Son of the Mob Questions & Answers
Chapter 1, pages 1-12:
1. What is some of the advice Vince receives from Alex about his date?
2. What does Vince find in the trunk of his car? Explain in details.
3. What is the act of God that saves Vince?
Write in the third person, one, the reader, not I, we,
Avoid contractions. Dont = do not
Italicize titles of plays, books and stories.
Avoid generalizations. Rather than people abuse the
environment, use some peopl
Alliteration: Involves the repetition of the same first sound
in a group of words. Example: The sun sank slowly.
Allusion: An indirect reference to a person, story, or
situation in literature or history.
Anecdote: A brief story that retells an incident or
Hyperbole: an exaggeration, making something more than it is
-Example: Hes as strong as a tank
Understatement: Opposite of hyperbole, making something more than it is
-Example: The bullet wound is just a scratch
Simile: A comparison betwe
Heroes and their crew
The Initiates: these are young heroes, who prior to their quest, must endure some
training and ceremony. They are usually innocent and often wear white.
Young Man from the Provinces: this hero is spirited away as a young
Literary Theory and Criticism
What does it mean to criticize or critique something?
It means to pick it a part, analyze it, evaluate it and judge it. The word criticism comes
from the Greek: kritikos which translates as discernment and decision making.
Lit Circle Roles: Overview : ENG 4U1
Discussion Director/ Writer:
Your role demands that you identify important
aspects of your assigned text through a
thoughtful journal entry, and develop questions
your group will want to discuss. Focus on
Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
The Major Theories of Analyzing Literature
Literary theories follow schools of thought or philosophical approaches to analyzing
literature its purpose and meaning.
Some literary theories are reactions to other schools of thought.
The various theories t
Tragedy and the Tragic Hero
Tragedy is generally understood as a dramatic presentation of high seriousness and
morality, which examines major questions of human existence: why are we here? How can we
know the will of the gods? What meaning does life have
A review and overview of some of the major recurring contrasts, patterns and characters that
exist in literature
It should be noted that the primitive mind tends to not make fine distinctions but thinks
rather in terms of polarities. T
Questions to Start the Critical Thinking Process
Try to ask as many of these questions about the texts that you read, each time you read a text.
(The answers to these types of questions will become the basis for your
argument/thesis in your papers, once
Mrs. Pellmann Webb
13 November 2009
Gothic Fiction and Frankenstein
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein depicts a brooding scientist and the horrific monster
that he lets loose upon the earth. The novel, while in many ways science fic
Dont You Think Its Time to Start Thinking? By Northrop Frye
A student often leaves high school today without any sense of language as a structure.
He may also have the idea that reading and writing are elementary skills that he mastered in childhood, neve
Possessives show ownership. There are two ways to do this:
1. Use possessive pronouns:
2. Add an apostrophe.
officers drug bust
if it en
Directions: Use quotation marks, capital letters, and any other punctuation
necessary to rewrite the following sentences correctly. Write Correct if the
sentence does not need any additional punctuation.
ENG 3U1 Seminar Topics
1. Medieval and renaissance beliefs about witchcraft and the
2. The role of women in Macbeth, particularly the importance of
3. Major themes and symbols prevalent in Macbeth.
4. The Elizabethan be
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WORDINESS AND MISUSED WORDS
1. Wordiness: Wordiness occurs when unnecessary words are included in a persons writing. These
unnecessary words may have been added to impress the reader or bulk-up a paper. Regardless of the
1. Place a semicolon between two closely related independent clauses
not connected by a coordinating conjunction:
He left to get a back of milk; he came back empty-handed.
The candle was lit; there still was insufficient light for reading.
Voice, Apostrophes, and Homophones
Active and Passive Voice
Verbs can indicate whether the subject is doing something, or whether something is being done to the
subject. This is called voice.
A verb is active if the subject does the action.
3U Conference Checklist: Student Name: _
Students understanding of the book.
Students completion of reading.
Student identifies themes and issues.
Student discusses confilicts.
Students comprehension of th
My Topic Is:
A Working Headline for my article will be:
My Sub-Headline could be:
From the information I gathered in my research, here are some FACTS and
OPINIONS of the people that I interviewed or