Hello parents and students,
I am very excited to introduce to you our very first unit of the year. For the next few weeks, our grade 10 English class will be looking at magazines to discover and understand their structure, style and characteristics. To begin, we will look at the “ingredients” and the things that go into creating a magazine. Students will have multiple opportunities to analyze and evaluate real examples of magazines in class to discuss the various components that make it up. We will study structure, language, layout and design. Then, our English class will team up with the computer technology class to apply these skills and concepts to design their very own magazine. Students will be placed in groups in which they will have to contribute various parts of their magazine such as: cover pages, contents page, articles, features, and other elements of magazines they choose to include.
It has already started off on a great foot and I’m excited to see the final projects when the students present their magazines to all of secondary in November.
I hope that you take the time to ask your students about the exciting things we are learning and doing with magazines.