This is an ongoing assignment in English 3H/4H, due every Monday unless otherwise noted.
The purpose of the weekly one-page is to encourage students to be active participants in a global conversation by reading and reflecting on a variety of texts of their choice. Additionally, students will develop essential skills of analysis and apply these skills to a variety of texts and media in order to build critical thinking and twenty-first century literacy skills. Ideally, students will expand their interest and knowledge in a variety of perennial questions, current issues, and compelling works of creative expression.
What to do
Explore available texts. Some weeks, you will be asked to select a text from a particular collection (such as a variety of short stories or poems that relate to a theme of class discussion). Most weeks, your selection will be one of your choice from the variety of resources available in the digital textbook (credit for this concept goes to Jim Burke of The English Teacher's Companion). Select a work that interests you and write a reflection that integrates personal connection with academic analysis. Be sure to follow standard MLA format guidelines for setting up your page and citing sources. Include a citation in the footer field of each page. For a more detailed overview, review the assignment handout here.
See the "Relevant Resources" on the sidebar to access the digital textbook, student examples, and calendar (some weeks are "free choice" from the digital textbooks, while others may require students to make a selection from a particular collection or in response to a particular theme or question).