• ENG 2D English

    Instructor: Mr. Rob D'Alessio

    This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods (including "Animal Farm", "The Timekeeper", "All Quiet on the Western Front", and "Julius Caesar") countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.


    • ENG2D

      Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015



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  • NEW Webpage

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  • Nov. 16th handout

    Journal; overdue list; Poetry Folder; Book Report; Time Keeper questions

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  • Time Keeper q's

    The Time Keeper Mitch Albom questions
    DUE: Nov.22
    NAME: What is that D’or does that lead to him becoming Father Time? Explain. (5) What does Ethan do to Sarah that is inappropriate? (1) What gift does Sarah buy Ethan that is not appropriate? (1) Which character attempts suicide and why? (2) When Victor is shown what happens hundreds of years in the future after he is cryogenically frozen, does …

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  • Journal

    Is there a difference between an entertainer and an artist?

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  • Mixed Cameo directions

    Individually or with a partner, take your cameo(s) from Nov. 8th and turn it into a colorful 3-6 panel graphic novel comic strip. You must make use of at least one close-up, two dialogue bubbles, one thought bubble.

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  • Test Review

    -Expository essay (define) (see handout
    -The Time Keeper (D'or, Nim, Sarah Lemon, Victor, Ethan, time, cryonics)
    -fake news (see handout)
    -theme (see handout)
    -Goliath/Adam's Rib
    -The Sniper
    -Dragon of Tolle

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  • Short Story details

    -have 3 or more characters
    -have 2 or more settings
    -have at least 1 theme
    -have dialogue
    -have conflict (man v. man; himself; nature; technology; society; God/supernatural)
    -have rising action and climax
    -use literary devices
    -2-15 pages
    -can be based on true story; allegory (eg. biblical), your life, character/book/song/poem/film/TV show, place; event; phenomenon

    In class we took up an …

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  • Short Story prezis



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  • Ad Project

    Groups of 3-6:
    1. commercial - serious commercial advertising a product that does not exist. Identify strategy used and target audience (30-100 seconds)
    2. mock commercial (can be an actual product, identifu social commentary) (30-130 seconds)
    3. pop.cult item (2 minutes, present why an item your group has chosen constitutes "pop culture.")
    4. Summarize three news stories. Make sure one of them …

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  • Diagnostic Literacy Test

    Thursday, October 12th, (moved from Wednesday), all grade ten students will write the diagnostic Literacy test in their classroom, period 3 with their teacher. The assessment will consist of multiple choice questions and summaries. CHC 2D DeCoeur- Room 127ENG 2P/2L Lafleur- Room 216SNC 2D Longval- Room 219FIF 2D Smith- Room 227Turning Points Cox- Room 212

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  • Test Review sample questions

    What was one point the author of “Superman Song” making? (1) Who wrote Animal Farm? (1) Describe the character Boxer and name someone or some people that Boxer could be symbolic of in today’s world. (4) Who says "Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?" and what did they mean? (3) What is interesting or important about the following quote: "Their most faithful …

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  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome back to school Ravens and welcome to ENG2D. Stay tuned to this class site for updates and postings of all assignments. I encourage you to use the Remind App to receive important announcements and assignment reminders via text. Ask your teacher for more info or go to remind.com and register, the course code in Remind App is @23473

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  • Short Story tips from D'Alessio

    Make a rough copy. Go ahead and write out the plot premise, choose your point of view and figure out if you want to have a protagonist and antagonist (you probably should have both|). Also, do you want your story to take place in the past and/or present, and/or future? Also, is your story set in a fictional setting or the real world? Then go back and add some or all of the following:
    -something …

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  • Social Science Fiction

    Social science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, usually soft science fiction, concerned less with technology/space opera and more with speculation about human society. In other words, it "absorbs and discusses anthropology", and speculates about human behavior and interactions. Exploration of fictional societies is a significant aspect of science fiction. It can often be precautionary as …

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Discussion Topics

  • Peace

    Posted by Rob D'Alessio on 9/18/2013 6:41:00 AM
    Do you think peace in the world is possible? Explain. 
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  • General Discussion

    Posted by Rob D'Alessio on 2/10/2013 1:12:26 PM
     Open Line, open topic, anything you want to talk about - that ties into course content or class discussions we have had.
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    Posted by Rob D'Alessio on 7/10/2012 4:01:00 PM
    Anyting you want to talk about that relates to what we have debated (or class content or links etc). This "chat" is currently open to ENG3U, ENG4C, IDC4O, HZT4U, CPW4U, ENG1D, and CLU3M (eg. Interpret the quote: "Some laws are better than others.") (Eg."  I just saw the Hunger Games. Like the book it is based on, it is a philosophical and political film and it is a dystopia film. Here, you can share your thoughts, keeping in mind that the film has drawn varying interpretations for its political overtones, including arguments in favor of left-wing, right-wing, and libertarian viewpoints. The film displays a general distrust of government, regardless of the audience's political party affiliation.  Some viewers formed an opinion about The Hunger Games as a parable of the Occupy Wall Street activity.  The top 1% richest people in the world have more money than the bottom 95% put together! Collins doesn't use the terms 1% and 99% percent, but it's clear that those in the Capitol are members of the 1% and everyone in the Panem districts is part of the 99..."
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