English Courses Available to Grade 10 Students
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.
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
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 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.
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 FIRST PEOPLES: LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING 10
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.
LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10
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
*Students interested in continuing in an honours program must fill in an application. When selecting courses, please select the non-honours version of the course. i.e Science 10. Successful applicants for the honours program will be scheduled appropriately by their counsellor.
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.
NEW MEDIA & COMPOSITION 10
We live in a world that is populated by digital media products. In this course, students will learn how to create an array of technological projects, in addition to learning the mechanics of different writing styles. In this integrated course, students will develop literacy skills and address essential questions about new media; students will focus on reading, viewing and critiquing for the message and checking the validity of a media source, such as digital news platforms, blogs, podcasts, images, literature and films. The composition component supports students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning and exploring media sources; for example, how does a narrator of a podcast communicate their message in strictly auditory means or how does film convey symbolism through visual means. Students will also learn real world skills of collaboration, critical thinking, designing, and writing to produce various media products, in addition to written texts.
ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES: LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING 11
COURSE CODE: MEFLS11
This course builds upon concepts covered in all English 10 courses. Students will further their understanding of Indigenous literature, media, spoken word and composition and deepen their knowledge of First Nations Principles of Learning and cultural identity. Through the Indigenous lens, students will explore a variety of literary forms and genres to gain insight into key aspects of Canada’s past, present, and future. This course will explore personal and cultural identities, histories, oral stories and connections to land and place. 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. This course will 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.
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