English 12 – Week 2

Here we go into week 2 of remote learning…and I’ve thought of doing this more than a few times.

But that’s ok. We’re moving on and doing this remote learning thing as best we can. So let’s check in and see how we’re doing. Here is what you should have done from last week:

  1. Was all my work from before the Break finished?
    • still a few people need to finish
  2. Did I write my Reflection on Life Under Quarantine as my first Teams assignment? (should take about 15 minutes)
    • 10 people still have to finish this (not great)
  3. Your Favourite Novel Podcast project (2 hours production time)
    • Due now…get it done and in asap
  4. Class Notebook Journals (about 20 minutes each)
    • in the class notebook there are now 2 Journal Entries to do.
      • 1. What have you watched lately and is it good?
      • 2. Watch the music video and explain what the heck the song is about.

Basically, we need to step it up if we’re going to successfully complete English 12. Make a schedule, set time aside to work, remove distractions, and get to it. Now let’s get on to this week’s assignment.

The Art of the Playlist

Create a music playlist entered around a Theme. Choosing your theme is the most important part of the project. It must be clear because you must write a multi-paragraph explanation of it…and for the love of criminy, don’t say your theme is “feeling happy” or “songs that are uplifting/inspiring” because those aren’t true themes but fluffy nonsense.

The Project outline is in Teams and you will create your playlist as a power point doc right in the assignment. Here is a simple run down of what you need:

  • Page 1 – Title and Cover Art
  • Page 2 – Theme Multi-Paragraph response (3 min)
  • Page 3-7 – Songs with art and 1 paragraph explanation of meaning
  • Page 8 – write your own song: 2 verses + chorus
  • Page 9 – End credits: list of songs, artwork

Due date is May 4th (and May the Fourth be with you)

Here’s the recording of today’s live class chat

…oh and…The movie High Fidelity is about a guy who owns a record store and revisits his life and relationships through music. It’s one of the best and you should watch it if you can. Here are a couple clips here the topic of playlists comes up


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