English 30 Lethbridge

English 30 Lethbridge*

* While this course is primarily designed for 30-1 students, 30-2 students are also welcomed. We provide customized 30-2 learning materials and differentiated instruction, just email us to let us know if you need 30-2 materials.


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Instructor: Melody Vienneau

Price: $109 prepaid OR $120 pay at the door
$99 when taken with any other course - PREPAID ONLY

Location: University of Lethbridge University Library

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Saturday January 12 10:00 am - 4:30 pm University of Lethbridge Library - Room 1050 Melody Vienneau
Class 2 Sunday January 13 10:00 am - 4:30 pm University of Lethbridge Library - Room 1050 Melody Vienneau

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.
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

Melody Vienneau
Winston Churchill High School

After 20 years of teaching for Holy Spirit Catholic Schools, I have been fortunate enough to have experienced kindergarten to grade twelve. Preparing students for PATs at both the third and ninth grade as well as DIPs has given me vital insight into examination preparation.

Over the past nine years I have been with St. Mary’s High School in Taber, primarily as an English teacher at the senior high level. My passion for curriculum and instruction in Language Arts led me to become involved in the diploma marking process, and now, Rock The Diploma. The knowledge and insights I gained have greatly impacted my ability to help students unlock their potential.

When I am not in the classroom you can find me skiing, kayaking, fishing or gardening.

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