Animal Farm New Words – William, Grade 9

  Ignorant of One’s Ignorance Guessing the meaning of unfamiliar words from context is a strategy that is often misused by students.  The strategy should only be applied to facilitate and speed up the reading process during the first reading of any paragraph. However, once students have applied the strategy …

Hidden & Hideous – Stanley, Grade 9

This literary essay is written by one of my grade 9 summer students. He has critically read the story and has extracted three convincing reasons to prove that the unnamed character in the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” is insane. Using quotes from the story, he has provided persuasive support for …

Fatal Misconceptions – Gavin, Grade 10

This literary essay is written by one of my grade 10 students. He has critically read the story and has extracted three convincing reasons for the tragic ending of the story. Using quotes from the story, he has provided persuasive support for his three reasons. Finally, he makes a very …

The Means to Reconcile – Tina, Grade 9

This literary essay is written by one of my grade 9 students. She has stated a very clear thesis about the role of restorative justice in rehabilitating young offenders. She has included very clear quotes from the novel and provided accurate explanations and conclusions. Her analysis clearly shows that through developing …