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Welcome to the English Department!

We have compiled some websites and information for you to peruse. As always though, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the English Department at 905-453-9220 ext. 621/622



Helpful Websites


 MLA Reference website: An excellent site for citing resources in MLA format.


 Glossary of Literary/Poetic terms or Literary Devices


 OSSLT website


 Good Reads  Having trouble deciding what to read next? Type in a book you loved, and they will offer recommendations.



 Peer tutoring is available for students requiring help for English, Math and Science. Tutoring takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during period 3 (room 214) and period 4 (room 212/220).



Course Information

 Type of ISP novels by course: Each teacher will provide a list of novels based on the following categories.


1D8 – Specific genres

2D0 – World literature

2D8 – World literature

3U0 – Canadian literature

4U0 – Specific genres


  Shakespeare plays, studied by course:

1D0 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1D8 – Romeo and Juliet

2D0 ­– Macbeth

2D8 – Macbeth

3U0 – Othello

4U0 – Hamlet

4U8 – Hamlet



Our Favourite Books!



Children/Young Adult Book

Adult Novel

Mr. Ahmed

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst


In Cold Blood Truman Capote

Mrs. Burton

The Complete Works of Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne


Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

Ms. Caravantes

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  – Roald Dahl

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving


​Mr. Caskenette

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  – Roald Dahl


A Song of Ice and Fire Series – George R.R. Martin

Mrs. Cave-Williams

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame and Ernest H. Shepard


Gifted Hands – Ben Carson

Mrs. Colwell

Babysitter’s Club Series – Ann M. Martin


A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

Mrs. Cook

Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss


The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Mr. Engel

No Coins, Please – Gordon Korman


The Stand – Stephen King

Ms. Funchion

The Fire Station – Robert Munsch


A Song of Ice and Fire Series – George R.R. Martin


Ms. Hanneman

Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak


The Aspern Papers – Henry James

Ms. Kowalska

On the Night You Were Born – Nancy Tillman


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

Mr. Langford

Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stephenson


Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

​Mr. MacLachlanHarry Potter Series J. K. Rowling

Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift


Ms. Mansoor

We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub – Angela Shelf Medearis


The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde

Ms. Martin

The Rainbow Goblins – Ul de Rico

The 4-Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss


Ms. McDonald

Just as Long as We’re Together – Judy Blume


The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Ms. Pathan

The Magic Treehouse Series Mary Pope Osborne


1984 George Orwell
Ms. S'ad

Mortimer, Be Quiet! Robert Munsch


The Secret Rhonda Byrne

Ms. Stewart

Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne


Mr. Taugher

Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper


Saturday – Ian McEwan

Ms. Vulic

Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret – Judy Blume


Interview with a Vampire – Ann Rice


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