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English

 

Language is the basis for thinking, communicating, learning, and viewing the world.

Students need language skills in order to comprehend ideas and information, to interact

socially, to inquire into areas of interest and study, and to express themselves clearly and

demonstrate their learning. Learning to communicate with clarity and precision will help

students to thrive in the world beyond school.

 

Language is a fundamental element of identity and culture. As students read and reflect

on a rich variety of literary, informational, and media texts,1 they develop a deeper understanding

of themselves and others and of the world around them. If they see themselves

and others in the texts they study, they will be more engaged in learning and they will

also come to appreciate the nature and value of a diverse, multicultural society. They will

develop the ability to understand and critically interpret a range of texts and to recognize

that a text conveys one particular perspective among many. (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/

secondary/english1112currb.pdf).

 

English - ENG1D

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media

literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs

and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical

periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts

in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute

to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10

academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in

Grades 11 and 12.

 

Prerequisite: None

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

English - ENG2D

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and

media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic

programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary

and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create

oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the

selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is

intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation

course.

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

English - ENG3U

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and

creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will

analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well

as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts

in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and

clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course

is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college

preparation course.

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

Presentation and Speaking Skills - EPS3O

This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to plan and make effective

presentations and to speak effectively in both formal and informal contexts, using such

forms as reports, speeches, debates, panel discussions, storytelling, recitations, interviews,

and multimedia presentations. Students will research and analyse the content and

characteristics of convincing speeches and the techniques of effective speakers; design

and rehearse presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences; select and use visual

and technological aids to enhance their message; and assess the effectiveness of their

own and others’ presentations.

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

English - ENG4U

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and

creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will

analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures;

interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media

texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently

and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular

purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended

to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, Academic

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

English: Writer's Craft - EWC4U

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students

will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range

of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and

identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete

a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project and

investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %