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ENGLISH COURSES

ENGLISH COURSES

 

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COMMUNICATION TEST

COMMUNICATION TEST
COURSE CODE: FXXD123

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CREATIVE WRITING 12

CREATIVE WRITING 12
COURSE CODE:
MCTWR12
 

This course revolves around the notion that creative writing is a process, not just a product. Creative Writing 12 is designed for students who are interested in creating a portfolio of creative writing reflective of a sophisticated breadth and depth of skill. Students engage in the exploration of personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories, in a wide range of genres. Within a supportive community, students will collaborate and develop their skills through writing and design processes, celebrating successes. Students will refine their ability to write in complex, controlled styles with effectiveness and impact. This course will include fiction, poetry and memoir (narrative non-fiction) with an emphasis on writing practice and completion culminating in a few polished pieces. If you are looking for the time to write, this class is for you to pursue your own interests and genres.

ELL ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS 10

ELL ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS 10
COURSE CODE: YESFL0C

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed English Language Development 10 and have a first language other than English. This course is designed to familiarize students in the curricular competencies of expressive (speaking/ writing) and receptive (reading/listening) language. There is an emphasis on extending genre studies and learning strategies, while exploring Canadian and intercultural contexts. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/Composition and/or Social Studies.

ELL BEGINNERS

ELL BEGINNERS
COURSE CODE:  XLDCA10EAL

This course is designed for students new to Canada who have a first language other than English. Students will develop the foundations of reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn basic classroom expressions, conversation skills and communication through a foundational program of grammar, vocabulary and oral practice. Students will develop an understanding of Canadian culture. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/ Composition, Social Studies or Career and Life Education. This is a non-credit course.

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 10

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 10
COURSE CODE: YESFL0A

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed ELL Beginner and have a first language other than English. This course is designed to familiarize students in the curricular competencies of expressive (speaking/writing) and receptive (reading/listening) language. This course introduces learning strategies and genre with an emphasis on Canadian culture and in particular explores the ideas within the home, school, and community. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/Composition, Social Studies or Career and Life Education.

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 11

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 11
COURSE CODE: YESFL1B
 

This course is for students who have successfully completed the English Skills level course. Students will prepare for regular English 10 by studying a variety of topics reflecting the English 10 curriculum and prescribed learning outcomes. Students will continue to master their writing and composition skills through reading and analyzing a variety of genres of multicultural literature. Students will be introduced to aspects of Canadian literature and history through a series of poetry, essays, short stories, articles and excerpts from novels written by Canadian authors. Students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency, understanding and fluency in public speaking, Shakespeare studies, and summative assessments.

ELL INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC LANGUAGE 10

ELL INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC LANGUAGE 10
COURSE CODE: YESFL0B

This course is designed for English Language Learners at Level 2/3. The course extends the English language skills and builds upon these sections so that students are successful in the content areas of English and Social Studies. The course builds student’s speaking, listening, reading, and writing competencies by introducing them to a variety of texts, genres, forms, and styles. Students will explore Canadian culture (identity and First People’s culture). This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/ Composition and/or Social Studies.

ELL TUTORIAL

ELL TUTORIAL
COURSE CODE: XLDCH10

This course is to provide ELL students with an opportunity to receive additional support for their ELL and regular classes. Students may receive supplementary material relevant to their course units, as well as clarification and guidance in deciphering assignments and criteria. Review, preparation and clarification in topics such as public speaking, grammar, essay writing, resume writing etc. will give students guidance in their courses and help them to be successful. Students are required to attend ELL tutorials along with their ELL courses, regular Social Studies 10, Career and Life Education 10, and English 10 courses. This is a non-credit course.

ENGLISH 9

ENGLISH 9
COURSE CODE: MEN–09

In English 9, Students will work both individually and collaboratively using oral, written and digital texts. English 9 will be approached through story and text; analyzing and creating with different strategies, processes, language features, structures and conventions. Students will explore through inquiry and share multiple and diverse perspectives as a means of extending their thinking. Through English 9 students will learn to comprehend and connect literary texts and concepts in order to create, make connections, and communicate for a variety of purposes and audiences.

ENGLISH 9 HONOURS

ENGLISH 9 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MEN – – 09H

This course is intended for students who demonstrate exceptional skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This class is for the student who shows a keen interest and passion for English and the art of communication. The course emphasizes the development of academic writing, in-depth reading, and critical class discussions through an inquiry process. The discovery of thematic connections across genres is emphasized. As this class will be at an accelerated pace, students should be self- motivated and responsible learners. Opportunities for writing to a wider audience will be offered through blogging and self-publishing. There is an application process for this class, including an assessment.

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ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 10

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 10
COURSE CODE:
MEFLS10
MCMPS10

English First Peoples 10 is an exploration of text and story that will deepen student’s understanding of diverse, complex ideas about First Peoples cultural identity. Through various literary forms and genres, students will explore personal and cultural identities, histories, stories and connections to land/ place. Through the exploration of First People’s texts and stories, students will gain an insight into key aspects of Canada’s past, present, and future. Students will leave the course with an understanding that self-representation through authentic First Peoples’ text is a means to foster justice and plays a role within the process of Reconciliation.

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES & NEW MEDIA 11

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES & NEW MEDIA 11
COURSE CODE: MELNM11
 

English First Peoples and New Media 11 builds upon concepts covered in English First Peoples 10 and will deepen student’s understanding of First Nations Principles of Learning and cultural identity. Through the Aboriginal Lens, students will explore a variety of literary forms and genres. This course will explore personal and cultural identities, histories, oral stories and connections to land and place. Through the exploration of First People’s texts and stories, students will gain an insight into key aspects of Canada’s past, present, and future. Students will leave the course with an understanding that self-representation through authentic First Peoples’ text is a means to foster justice and plays a role within the process of Reconciliation. It is not necessary for a student to have taken English First Peoples 10.

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 12

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 12
COURSE CODE: MENFP12

English 12 First Peoples is a University approved academic English course which can be taken in place of English 12. English 12 First Peoples is an interactive and engaging course with an emphasis on writing, both in expository and creative forms, and on the study of First Nations literature. There is a strong emphasis on the development of writing skills. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others from various global, First Peoples or Canadian perspectives. The various literary forms will help student begin to question what they hear, read, view and analyze texts, which will enhance their ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Students will leave this course with the ability to respond to text through oral or written form in a personal, creative, reflective or critical manner.

ENGLISH STUDIES 12

ENGLISH STUDIES 12
COURSE CODE: MENST12

English 12 is the exploration of text and story that will deepen your understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity and the world that we live in. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others from various global, First Peoples or Canadian perspectives. The various literary forms will help student begin to question what they hear, read, view and analyze texts, which will enhance their ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Students will leave this course with the ability to respond to text through oral or written form in a personal, creative, reflective or critical manner.

ENGLISH STUDIES 12 HONOURS

ENGLISH STUDIES 12 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MENST12H

Building on the English 11 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging and engaging environment will appreciate this course. This course will develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Students will also enhance their ability to write for specific audiences and disciplines through narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, research and opinion pieces. Students will also learn how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. Candidates are considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and grades.

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LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10
COURSE CODE:
MLTST10
MCMPS10

Building upon the grade 9 literary studies and composition course, the exploration of text and story in this course will deepen the student’s understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity and the world that we live in. Text deepens student’s understanding of the world and different perspectives. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others. Students will gain an understanding through questioning what they hear and read. Engagement in the writing process will allow for creativity and clarity of communication in the student’s compositions. Writing will build upon and further develop purpose through a variety of written forms. Students will be able to make connections between texts and explore a variety of literary genres.

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10 HONOURS

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10 HONOURS
COURSE CODE:
MLTST10H
MCMPS10H

Building on the English 10 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. This class is for the students who show a keen interest and passion for English and the art of communication. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging, supportive, and engaging environment will appreciate this class. This course emphasizes the development of students’ skills in academic writing and requires students to read widely and participate actively in class discussions. Candidates will be considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and grades.

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LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 11

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 11
COURSE CODE: MLTST11
 

Building upon the grade 10 literary studies and composition course, the exploration of text and story in this course will deepen the student’s understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity and the world that we live in. Text deepens student’s understanding of the world by viewing different perspectives. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others. Students will gain an understanding through questioning what they hear and read. Engagement in the writing process will allow for creativity and clarity of communication in the student’s compositions. Writing will build upon and further develop purpose through a variety of written forms. Students will be able to make connections between texts and explore a variety of literary genres.

LITERARY STUDIES 11 & COMPOSITION 11 HONOURS

LITERARY STUDIES 11 & COMPOSITION 11 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MLTST11H
   

Building on the English 10 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging and engaging environment will appreciate this course. This course will develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Students will also enhance their ability to write for specific audiences and disciplines through narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive and opinion pieces. Students will also learn how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. Candidates are considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and marks.

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NEW MEDIA–JOURNALISM FOCUS & COMPOSITION 11

NEW MEDIA–JOURNALISM FOCUS & COMPOSITION 11
COURSE CODE: MNMD-11
 

New Media 11 is designed to reflect the changing role of technology today and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. New Media 11 addresses the ongoing need to understand how media shapes our view of the world. Technology is not new to students, but the way that it shapes how one might look at the world is. The course expands upon the concepts and skills in New Media 10, but with more of an emphasis on publishing. Coursework is aimed at providing students with a set of skills vital for success in a digital world to demonstrate understanding and communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through digital media with ‘the Eddy,’ the school’s online publishing platform. Assignments and projects will focus on critical thinking, synthesis, composition skills, reading and viewing content across a variety of media: blogs, podcasts, documentaries, news articles, essays, images, and videos.

NEW MEDIA & COMPOSITION 10

NEW MEDIA & COMPOSITION 10
COURSE CODE:
MNMD-10
MCMPS10

We live in a world that is populated by digital media products. In this integrated course, students will learn to develop literacy and address essential questions about those products; students will focus on reading, viewing and critiquing for the message and validity of a variety of media, such as digital news platforms, blogs, podcasts, images, and videos. The composition component supports students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning and exploring; for example, how does a narrator of a podcast use literary elements and rhetorical techniques to communicate. Students will also learn real world skills of collaboration, critical thinking, designing and writing to produce a valuable media product that highlights the student community and the world outside the classroom. Students will create an array of technological projects, as well as create content for the Eddy, a digital publishing platform that includes news writing, opinion pieces, feature stories, blogging, and podcasting.