English 11 will explore contemporary and historical movements as represented through literature. Students will interact with a variety of different texts—poetry, the novel, short stories, drama, film, non-fiction—in order to gain a better understanding of shifting societies and our vastly different experiences in them. The class will be rich in discussion and assessment will be flexible and focused on student’s engagement with course materials and expression of interpretations and analysis.
Your Teacher – Will Munro
William’s love of the literary world is an essential part of his being; he was born in love with the word, and had he not loved it, he would not have been “him”. His passion for education came later, first discovered in his second year of university when he volunteered as a literacy tutor in Vancouver’s “inner-city” public schools. This experience has shaped his philosophy on education, which focuses primarily on compassion, and levity. His philosophy guides him in his teaching and it guided him through his degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia. He is thrilled to be a part of the Brain Boost team, to be given the opportunity to contribute his own perspective to all levels of English and Socials, with a special focus on Creative Writing. Will’s favourite word is parataxis (ask him what it means!). He loves semicolons and modernist poetry. His favourite author changes every week, but is currently e.e. Cummings. In his spare time William writes poetry, most of which focuses on things like consciousness, the body, and just how strange everything is. He is obnoxiously optimistic, and utterly in love with humanity, though he would never admit that if you asked him.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
What are the dates?
Term 1: September 6th – January 24th
What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 18
What credits can be earned?