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Student Guide to ELA 2007

Student Guide to ELA 2007

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Guide forStudents
 
 
English
 
Contents
 
Sir Winston Churchill High School - Department of English – Student Guide (September 2006)
 
Page 1
Introduction.....................................................................................................................2
 
Reading............................................................................................................................4
 
Becoming a Better Reader.........................................................................................................4
 
Reading Strategies (Practical and Philosophical)...............................................................5
 
Reading Tips............................................................................................................................6
 
Levels of Reading Literature..................................................................................................7
 
Reading for Theme Rather than Plot.....................................................................................9
 
Effective Reading Behaviours Checklist............................................................................10
 
Short Story Theory...................................................................................................................11
 
Characteristics of the Short Story.......................................................................................11
 
Poetry Theory............................................................................................................................12
 
Deriving Meaning from Poetry.............................................................................................12
 
Understanding and Appreciating Poetry............................................................................13
 
Writing............................................................................................................................15
 
Managing Your English Assignments....................................................................................15
 
Title Page................................................................................................................................16
 
Format for All Written Work.................................................................................................17
 
Writing for Theme Rather than Plot.....................................................................................18
 
Quoting from Literary Sources............................................................................................19
 
Prose Forms That Develop Personal Response to Texts.....................................................22
 
The Essay..................................................................................................................................25
 
The Parts of an Essay...........................................................................................................25
 
Essay Writing.........................................................................................................................26
 
Writing an Outline for an Essay...........................................................................................27
 
Hints for Writing Good Essays............................................................................................28
 
The Thesis Statement: Some Caveats and Examples ......................................................29
 
Suggestions for Self-Editing and Peer Editing..................................................................30
 
Grammar....................................................................................................................................32
 
Parts of Speech.....................................................................................................................32
 
Sentences...............................................................................................................................33
 
Problems with Sentences.....................................................................................................35
 
Improving Your Grammar.....................................................................................................37
 
Punctuation Guide (Simplified)............................................................................................40
 
Style............................................................................................................................................43
 
How to Write Without Sounding Sexist...............................................................................43
 
Transitional Words and Phrases.........................................................................................45
 
Improving Your Style............................................................................................................46
 
Speaking and Listening................................................................................................48
 
Overcoming the Fear of Speaking in Class............................................................................48
 
Listening Skills..........................................................................................................................48
 
Viewing...........................................................................................................................51
 
The Language of Film...............................................................................................................51
 
The Role of Visual Communication.........................................................................................52
 
The Visual Elements.............................................................................................................53
 
Understanding Fonts............................................................................................................53
 
Presenting......................................................................................................................60
 
Making Class Presentations....................................................................................................60
 
 
 
English
 
Contents
 
Sir Winston Churchill High School - Department of English – Student Guide (September 2006)
 
Page 2
Appendix A....................................................................................................................66
 
Literary Terms for Grade 10 Students....................................................................................66
 
Appendix B....................................................................................................................67
 
Commonly Confused Words....................................................................................................67
 
Appendix C....................................................................................................................70
 
Strategies for Taking Multiple Choice Tests..........................................................................70
 

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