English 30-1 Lethbridge

English 30-1 Lethbridge

Same learning materials and content - delivered in a shorter-length course


Instructor: Jaylene Lyons

Price: $99 prepaid $110 pay at the door

Location: University of Lethbridge University Library

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Saturday June 9 10:00 am - 5:00 pm University of Lethbridge  Michele Ozdogan
Class 2 Sunday June 17 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm University of Lethbridge  Michele Ozdogan
Class 1 will cover Part A and Class 2 will cover Part B of the exam. Take ONLY Part A for $70 prepaid. Take ONLY Part B for $50 prepaid

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 On day one we'll begin by discussing how to be successful on the written response portion of the English Diploma Exam. Course instructors have marked diplomas for over 20 years and she will help students create a clear and executable outline for success. (And quickly dispel any notion that this exam "cannot be studied for")
Students dive in with a short story, and apply "close reading of a text" in order to model the type of reading necessary for full comprehension. The evening will close with a most crucial element of successful writing - the formation of the thesis statement.
Next, students will continue the process of writing thesis statements in conjunction with texts they've already seen in class. (Specific conent will be analyzed here - students will have the chance to gain fresh perspective on works they studied throughout the year)
The day will finish with an examination of past diploma critical essay questions
Class 2 On the final class students will extensively review for Part B of the diploma. Instructors have assembled a comprehensive booklet containing hundreds of exemplar reading comprehension / multiple choice diploma-style questions.
Students will be shown trends in the types of questions to expect and gain valuable practice in examining texts and applying applicable concepts and definitions

Jaylene Lyons
Winston Churchill High School

Jaylene has been teaching English Language Arts for more than a decade from grades 9 – 12 (all courses) including ELA 30-1 and 30-2, grades 9 – 30 IB/AP/Honors classes and World Literature. She has taught at two different Southern Alberta High Schools and has been marking for Alberta Ed for the last 8 years including ELA 30-1, 30-2 and Grade 9. She has also worked on numerous Alberta Education working groups for English Language Arts over the last 5 years and is the Curriculum Leader at her current school. During the summer, she enjoys travelling and camping and can be found hiking, fishing or reading literature, anything that she doesn’t have to teach, around a campfire or on the beach.

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