T10: A Wizard of Earthsea Style Analysis

BLOG POST — Due Monday, November 26th.

Based on Chapter 1, write a paragraph describing Ursula Le Guin’s writing style. Include three main points and make sure to provide evidence for each of these assertions. Please craft a thesis statement based on one of the questions below:

  • What stood out the most about Le Guin’s overall writing style in Chapter 1 of the novel?
  • How does Le Guin’s use of literary tools help or hinder the establishment of characters, conflicts, or setting in Chapter 1 of the novel?.
  • Overall, how would you describe Le Guin’s style so far? Make an argument and use specific textual evidence to prove your point.

Talons English 10: View and Respond

Based on our conversations today, respond to the following question:

How might we begin to “reject the single stor[ies]” in our lives?

Informal post due: Wednesday, October 3rd.

Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, provide evidence directly from the text to support your point, and argue for the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

T10: Stuart McLean’s “Emil”

In a well-developed paragraph, respond to the following question:

What piece of wisdom does Morley end up taking away from her experience(s) with Emil?

Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, providing evidence directly from the text to support your point, and arguing for the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

Due date to be discussed in class. Responses should be included as post on your blog.

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Outline Review / Tips:

i. Hook: An introduction that attempts to ‘hook’ your reader into your topic.

ii. Introduction / Summary: Introduce the text you are discussing and give credit to the author. Give the reader some brief context into the story (no more than a sentence or two).

Example: In Stuart McLean’s “Emil,” Morley comes to understand that ___(insert theme statement)_____

iii. Point / Thesis: Make your point concisely / answer the question directly.

iv. Evidence: Smoothly transition quotations into your own writing to add to the flow of your work.

v. Explanation: Connect the dots for your reader so they do not need to infer your meaning. Be clear!

T09: Talons 10 Counterparts, Documentary, and more info on the Fenian Raids

Hello Talons, I am looking forward to our end of the year Confederation Conference. Please peruse the following resources.

REQUIRED Viewing Homework:

Canada: A People’s History – The Great Enterprise – Please watch from 48:00 to 1:17:30 by Friday

 

Grade 10 Founding Father / Mother Counterparts:

ENGLAND

Aislyn

England

Queen Victoria

CANADA WEST

Lucas

Canada West

George Brown

Charlotte

Canada West

Anne Brown

Jiwon

Canada West

James Cockburn

Deon

Canada West

Sir John A. Macdonald

Sid

Canada West

William McDougall

CANADA EAST

Owen

Canada East

George-Etienne Cartier

Jason

Canada East

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt

Liam

Canada East

Thomas D’Arcy McGee

Meesh

Canada East

Sir Etienne Paschal Tache

THE MARITIMES (NEWFOUNDLAND)

Yuwen

The Maritimes

Charles Fox Bennett

Nicole

The Maritimes

Frederick Carter

Elyjah

The Maritimes

Sir Ambrose Shea

NEW BRUNSWICK

Phia G.

New Brunswick

Edward Barron Chandler

Sam

New Brunswick

John Mercer Johnson

Tony

New Brunswick

Samuel Leonard Tilley

Michelle Y

New Brunswick

Fictional Historical Actor

Lauryn

New Brunswick

Charles Fisher

PEI

Emily

Prince Edward Island

George Coles

Mackenzie

Prince Edward Island

Mercy Coles

Melissa

Prince Edward Island

John Hamilton Gray

Sophia M

Prince Edward Island

Thomas Heath Haviland

Tori

Prince Edward Island

Edward Palmer

NOVA SCOTIA

Megan

Nova Scotia

Sir Adams George Archibald

Connor

Nova Scotia

Jonathan McCully

Carter

Nova Scotia

Sir Charles Tupper

Nathan

Nova Scotia

Joseph Howe

Additional Optional Reading:

“Green Terror: The Fenian raids on Canada might seem comical today, but back in 1866 the threat posed by Irish insurgents was no laughing matter” by Steven Henry Martin