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English teacher, writer

Homework : Travis Shilling

“Travis Shilling’s paintings tell a story. A filmmaker and playwright, Travis’ work reflects a rich imagination and exceptional skill. Travis’ recent paintings juxtapose civilization and the animal world in a narrative dreamscape.” Travis Shilling paintings Travis Shilling blog How does … Continue reading

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Homework 15

Course Assessment What did you learn in this course? In what ways did you create the best conditions for your learning? In what ways did you contribute to a positive learning environment for the group? What strengths did you build … Continue reading

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Storytelling Project: Drama Analysis

Listen to, watch, and/or read and analyze a play by an Indigenous writer, either The Rez Sisters or another of your choice. How does this play incorporate traditional elements or teachings? What aspects of contemporary Indigenous society does this play … Continue reading

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Homework 14: The Rez Sisters

Write yourself in! Imagine yourself as another character in Tomson Highway’s play. Rewrite a brief scene with yourself interacting with one of the actual characters. Perhaps you are one of Annie Cook’s cousins stopping by, or you’re a customer at … Continue reading

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Stories for next term

It is time for me to plan next term’s syllabus and place the book orders. I am considering two parts for the term, divided by March Break: Indigenous Gothic “Queen of the North,” Eden Robinson (novella) Monkey Beach, Eden Robinson … Continue reading

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Storytelling Project 20%

Genre Analysis Study Questions (5%) Short Fiction Analyze a short story by an Indigenous writer, either one we have read in class or another of your choice that has been approved by the teacher. Make sure you address these questions: … Continue reading

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Poetry Essay Assignment 20%

Pre-Writing 5% THEME: Do a full page of think-writing about what this poem means and what the poet’s deepest message is. This should take 10 – 15 minutes only. Write your idea of the poem’s theme in a complete sentence … Continue reading

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