English Courses Available to Grade 12 Students
ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 11
COURSE CODE: YESFL1B
This course is for students who have successfully completed Academic Strategies 10 and have a first language other than English. This course is designed to extend the students‘ exploration of the English language skills of reading listening, speaking and viewing, with a particular emphasis on intercultural competency, academic vocabulary, genre, and written expression. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/Composition and/or Social Studies. This is the exit course of the EAL program.
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.
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.
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
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.
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