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English

Grade 9

ENG1P - Applied English

This course emphasizes analytic reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will develop an understanding fo the conventions of narrative literature and language, read a variety of texts, apply skills to the analysis and study of drama, and use research data to create their own informational texts and presentations. An important focus will be the effective use of spoken and written language.
List of literature: Students will read a variety of texts, including the novels Forbidden City by William E. Bell and The Pigman. Students will also read and study the graphic novel Beowulf.

ENG1D - Academic English

This course emphasizes the analytic reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including plays, poems, shots stories and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.

List of literature: Students will read and study a variety of texts, including the novel Forbidden City by William E. Bell and Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Grade 10

ENG2P - Applied English

This course extends the range of key reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in all areas of the curriculum. Students will study novels, poems, magazines and reports and will describe, design and produce effective media works. An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.

List of literature: Students will study a variety of novels, graphic novels, poems and short stories including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the novel In the Heat of the Night by John Ball.

ENG2D - Academic English

This course extends the range of analytic reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works, An important focus will be on thoughtful use of spoken and written language.

List of literature: Students will read and study a variety of texts, including the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Grade 11

ENG3E - English - Workplace Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of contemporary informational, graphic, and literary texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.

ENG3C - College English

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking and communication skills. Students study the content, forma and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence and persuasive essays; and analyze media forms, audiences and media industry practices. An important focus is on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.
This Grade 11 English College Preparation course prepares students for the Grade 12 College Preparation course. The goal of the Grade 11 course is the further development of language literacy skills. The course is grounded in recognition of the importance, for all students, of language and literature in learning and everyday life.
List of literature: Students will read a variety of texts, including the graphic novel Wolverine.

EMS3O- Media Studies

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that enable students to understand media communication in the 21st century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analyzing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgments, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The course builds on media studies strands of both the Applied and Academic Grade 10 English courses. It provides students with a more focussed inquiry into media practice and encourages a broader range of activities that involve media studies and media production. The course provides all students with the skills and knowledge to analyze media, raise media awareness and to prepare for a life which is inundated with media in its various forms. Emphasis is on the studens' responses to media works and on the development of students' specific media literacy skills. Further emphasis is placed on identifying audience and its response to media, as well as making aesthetic and ethical judgments on media. Students create and critique media productions while focussing on the skills of viewing, representing listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ENG3U - University English

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking and communication skills. Students analyze challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyze the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; analyze the relationship among media forms, audiences and media industry practices. An important focus is understanding the development of the English language.

List of literature: Students will read and study a variety of texts, short stories and poems, including Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.

Grade 12

ENG4E - English - Workplace Preparation

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyze informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.

ENG4C - College English

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze informational texts, and literary works from various time periods, countries and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and shot analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyze the interactions among media forms, audiences and media industry practice. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.

List of literature: Students will read a variety of texts, including the graphic novel Watchmen and Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.

ENG4U - University English

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze a range of challenging texts from carious time periods, countries and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent research project, and apply key concepts to analyze media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

List of literature: Students will read and study a variety of texts, short stories and poems, including the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.

EWC4U - Writer's Craft

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