ENG 20-1

Choice Novel Study

Mr. Steel

 

This unit celebrates student literacy. Students are given the opportunity to choose from SEVEN different novels that are mandated for ENG 20-1 by Alberta Learning. Student learning will be organized into both independent and small group components. Independently, students will read their novel, write a critical essay, and complete a literary project (although the project may be done in a small group if this is cleared as appropriate with the teacher). Student reading and discussion will involve group work and cooperation. Reading groups ought to be no larger than FOUR students.

 

Critical Essay:

 

Every student will write ONE critical essay chosen from the list of topics in the learning centres. Each student will include a title page with the NUMBER of the question that is being answered. Late papers will be penalized 10% per day, and after a brief period they will not be accepted without a doctor's note.

 

Project:

 

Each student will do a project from among the numbered items in the learning centre for their novel. Student projects, where cleared with the teacher, can be done in groups of up to three people. Late projects will be penalized 10% per day, and after a brief period they will not be accepted without a doctor's note.

 

Group Analysis of Questions and Themes

 

         In addition to reading the novel, each student will participate in group analysis of the novel.

         Each student will follow the reading schedule.

         Each student will submit a question to the group based on the readings for that day. Each question will be recorded by the group. These should not be like "trivial pursuit" questions. Rather, students should encounter central questions of the text (symbolism, themes, ideas).

         The group will pick ONE of these questions for discussion.

         Each day, there will be one record-keeper who will write down the group's response to the chosen question.

         The record keeper will record the names of each individual contributor and what they added to the discussion.

         Each group will write a short synthetic statement that encapsulates their best answer to the question. It should be at least ONE paragraph in length.

         There will be NINE group analysis sessions. Students are expected to attend and contribute to each session.

 


ENG 20-1 BOOK SCHEDULES:

Mr. Steel

Cat's Cradle

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

Day 7 of readings

Day 8 of readings

Day 9 of readings

Day 10 of readings

Chapters 1-14

Chapters 15-28

Chapters 28-41

Chapters 42-53

Chapters 54-66

Chapters 66-79

Chapters 80-91

Chapters 92-104

Chapters 105-117

Chapters 118-127

The Great Gatsby

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

Day 7 of readings

Day 8 of readings

Day 9 of readings

Day 10 of readings

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 7-8

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

The Fellowship of the Ring

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

Day 7 of readings

Day 8 of readings

Day 9 of readings

Day 10 of readings

BK I: Chapters 1-2

BK I: Chapters 3-5

BK I: Chapters 6-8

BK I: Chapters 9-11

BK I: Chapter 12 - BK II: Chapter 1

BK II: Chapters 2-3

BK II: Chapters 4-5

BK II: Chapters 6-7

BK II: Chapters 8-9

BK II: Chapters 10

Brave New World

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

Day 7 of readings

Day 8 of readings

Day 9 of readings

Day 10 of readings

Chapters 1-2

Chapter 3

Chapters 4-5

Chapters 6-7

Chapters 8-9

Chapters 10-11

Chapters 12-13

Chapters 14-15

Chapters 16-17

Chapter 18


 

The Old Man and the Sea

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

 

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

 

 

Day 7 of readings

 

Day 8 of readings

 

Day 9 of readings

 

 

Day 10 of readings

Read up to "The Great DiMaggio is himself again."

Read up to "Just then he saw a man-of-war bird..."

Read up to "I have no cramps and I feel strong. It is he that has the hook in his mouth."

Read up to "What kind of a hand is that"

Read up to "The negro's shadow was huge"

Read up to "He had been pulled down tight onto the bow and his face was in the cut slice of dolphin and he could not move."

Read up to "Now I must prepare the nooses and the rope to lash him alongside"

Read up to "The shark let go of the fish and slid down, swallowing what he had taken as he died."

Read up to "That was the last shark of the pack that came. There was nothing more for them to eat."

Finish novel

Lord of the Flies

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

Day 7 of readings

Day 8 of readings

Day 9 of readings

Day 10 of readings

Chapter 1

Chapters 2-3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapters 9-10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Death on the Ice

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

Day 7 of readings

Day 8 of readings

Day 9 of readings

Day 10 of readings

Chapters 1-3

Chapters 4-6

Chapters 7-8

Chapters 9-10

Chapters 11-12

Chapters 13-14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

The Outsider

Day 1 of readings

Day 2 of readings

Day 3 of readings

Day 4 of readings

Day 5 of readings

Day 6 of readings

Day 7 of readings

Day 8 of readings

Day 9 of readings

Day 10 of readings

Part One Chapter 1

Part One Chapter 2

Part One Chapter 3

Part One Chapter 4

Part One Chapter 5

Part One Chapter 6

Part Two Chapter 1 and 2

Part Two Chapter 3

Part Two Chapter 4

Part Two Chapter 5

 

 

 

ENG 20-1 Format for Group Responses to Novels

Mr. Steel

 

Title of Book:

 

Chapters Discussed:

 

 

Date:

 

Group Member

Question brought to the discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Question Chosen for Analysis:

 

 

 

Group Member

Responses of Group Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Synthesis (Your best collective answer):