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Imprints Volume I & II

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  • Variety of literature selections: 17 short stories, 61 poems, 21 essays and other nonfiction selections, 13 articles, and 9 scripts
  • Texts from various periods, by Canadian and International authors
  • Alternate Table of Contents, showing possible thematic groupings
  • Student activities and author biographies for each literature selection
Optional, as the Imprints material is provided on the course e-text.
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  • Publisher: Nelson Education Ltd.
  • ISBN: #9780771509537

The Kite Runner

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Tells the story of Amir. The year is 2001, and Amir is a man living a comfortable existence with his family in San Francisco, but a phone call from his uncle in Pakistan, and one brief sentence, transports Amir back to the year 1975 when he betrayed his best friend and altered the course of both their lives. “There is a way to be good again,” Amir’s uncle had said, but Amir is not so sure. The Kite Runner is the story of Amir and Hassan, their richly-textured childhood in Afghanistan and their powerful friendship, but it is also the story of betrayal and redemption. Can we ever escape the ghosts of our past? Is forgiveness always possible? Can a person atone for any sin, no matter how great? These are the questions that drive this beautifully-woven tale. Note: this novel contains scenes of a sexual and violent nature, and reader discretion is advised.

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  • Publisher: Random House of Canada Ltd.
  • Author / Editor: Khaled Hosseini
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2004
  • ISBN: #9780385660075

The Book Thief

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The story of Liesel Meminger, who is nine years old when her life changes forever. It is 1939; Germany is on the brink of World War II, and this is the year that marks more than one heart-breaking tragedy for Liesel. There is more tragedy to come, but there is time enough in between those tragedies for Liesel to fall in love with an accordion player, a dusty track star, a sharp-tongued foster mother, and a broken Jewish man living in her basement. She also falls in love with stealing, and it all begins with a rectangular black book partially hidden in the snow.

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc.
  • Author / Editor: Markus Zusak
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2006
  • ISBN: #9780375842207

1984

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Published in 1949, this is the gripping story of a dystopian future set in the province of Airstrip One in the country of Oceania. The Inner Party, led by Big Brother, makes up an elite group that rules its citizens with such tyranny that even an individual’s thoughts are policed. In Oceania, every aspect of life is under surveillance and control, from the words that people speak to the country’s own history. While this truly is a cautionary tale about a frightening future, it is also the story of what happens when one man quietly dares to question, dares to think, and dares to love.

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
  • Author / Editor: George Orwell
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2008
  • ISBN: #9780141036144

The Devil and Miss Prym

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A story involving some significant questions. Are human beings, at their core, good or evil? This is the question posed by the stranger who quietly arrives in the remote village of Viscos carrying eleven gold bars. Giving the townspeople a seemingly simple proposition–do one evil deed and be handsomely rewarded–the stranger injects powerful temptation into their lives. This moral dilemma shakes the little mountain town to its core, and causes both the characters and the reader to question what Paul Coelho’s parable might teach us about the nature of humankind.

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  • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
  • Author / Editor: Paulo Coelho
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2007
  • ISBN: #9780060528003

Wild Geese

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Set in the pioneer district of northern Manitoba where pioneer farmers have reason to admire their accomplishments in wresting a living from the forested land. Current in exploring the struggle for independence and the assertion of one’s own will in a male-dominated society, students are often surprised by the date of this novel. The development of several characters makes this a strong study in the response to difficult circumstances. The wild geese that begin and end the story frame spring and autumn and connect the plot and characters to the natural world. The description of fragile wood lilies growing next to a fire-blackened stump becomes strongly symbolic.

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  • Publisher: Random House of Canada Ltd.
  • Author / Editor: Martha Ostenso
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2008
  • ISBN: #9780771093944

The Cellist of Sarajevo

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This book deals with the war in Sarajevo. Arrow hides amongst the debris of a burned-out office tower and aims her rifle at the unsuspecting soldiers. She is certain they deserve to die. She is certain of a great many things, but this will change when her life intersects with the cellist. On an average day in Sarajevo, if any day during war can be average, the cellist sits at his window playing “Albinoni’s Adagio,” a moving and beautiful song of hope. It is at this very window that he witnesses the death of 22 people standing in line to buy bread. So shattered by this tragic moment, the cellist vows to play the beautiful “Adagio” for 22 days, one for each victim, on the hour of their death. This powerful tribute will serve as one man’s way of enduring the unthinkable. Arrow has her own way, as do the other characters in this haunting elegiac novel.

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  • Publisher: Random House of Canada Ltd.
  • Author / Editor: Steven Galloway
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2009
  • ISBN: #9780307397041

Gage Canadian Thesaurus

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Thesaurus.

Note: This material is recommended.

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  • Publisher: Nelson Education Ltd.
  • Revision / Publication Date: 1998
  • ISBN: #9780771519857

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Dictionary.

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  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster Inc.
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2004
  • ISBN: #9780877799306

Canadian Writer’s Handbook

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This Handbook, designed for grade 10-12 students, is an up-to-date, concise reference focusing on the practicalities of writing effective essays.

  • Extensive support provided to address common spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
  • Additional topics such as note-taking, oral presentations, writing research papers, developing character sketches, writing reviews, resumes, and various types of letters, memos, and e-
  • Includes practice exercises

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  • Publisher: Nelson Education Ltd.
  • Author / Editor: Richard Davies & Glen Kirkland
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2000
  • ISBN: #9780771517471

English 30-1 The Key Study Guide

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Study guide following the Alberta English 30-1 curriculum including practice questions and tests.

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  • Publisher: Castle Rock Research Corporation
  • Author / Editor: Ute Brigitte Blunck, Brigitta Goerres & Kelly Laffin
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2015
  • Edition: 2016 Alberta Edition
  • ISBN: #9781770444133

Adjectives

Do you see how much more interesting adjectives can make things?  Use adjectives to enhance the description of what you are saying.  For example, instead of saying "I was near the ocean" you could say something like "I was near the vast, salty ocean."  What other adjectives can you think of to describe the ocean? Remember to use adjectives to jazz up your writing.

Nouns

Pronoun

Adverbs

Do you see how adverbs can also enhance the quality of a description?  Use adverbs to make the reader feel the description.  For example, "She is tired" is not nearly as relatable as "She is helplesslyexhausted". Using adverbs improves the connection between the audience and the reaction or impression they are meant to have.

Do you see the difference that adverbs and adjectives can make?

Try one yourself:

"The boy ran to the theatre"

Where could you insert an adjective or adverb? How about an adjective before 'boy' and an adverb behind 'ran'.  You could even put another adjective in front of 'theatre'.  That sentence is now

Conjunction

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Interjection

An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey emotion.

Prepositions

Contractions

Try to avoid using contractions when writing formally.  Make sure you know what your contraction expands to in order to use the proper words (for example, "would've" is NOT short for "would of", but IS short for "would have".)

Homophones

BE SURE TO USE CANADIAN SPELLING

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