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English Language Arts

​​​Grade 9

Lancer 360⁰ (LWE15S/RT15S = 1 credit)

Students will explore a variety of topics with a focus on developing their literacy, numeracy and technology/communication skills. Each month, students will study a new topic based on a common theme and participate in individual, small and large group activities. This is a course that will allow students to develop the personal and academic skills that are required in high school.

​English 10F (E10F - 1 credit)

Prerequisite: Grade 8 English Language Arts

English Language Arts 10F is a required course for all grade 9 students and involves all aspects of language development. Students will develop knowledge of and skill in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing in order to meet the grade 9 curricular outcomes. 

Outcomes 

  • ​Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences. 
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to literary and media texts.
  • Manage ideas and information. 
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.
  • Celebrate and build community. 

Various texts will be used in the course and may include novels, poetry, short stories, plays, film and non-fiction.

Grade 10

English 20F (E20F - 1 credit)

​Prerequisite: English 10F 

English Language Arts 20F is a required course for all grade 10 students and involves all aspects of language development. Students will further develop knowledge of and skill in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing in order to meet the grade 10 curricular outcomes. 

Outcomes: 

  • ​Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences 
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to literary and media texts 
  • Manage ideas and information 
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication 
  • Celebrate and build community 
Various texts will be used in the course and may include novels, poetry, short stories, plays, film/media and non-fiction. ​     
 

Grade 11

​​English Language Arts is a required subject in each year of high school beginning with grade 9. The English Language Arts program at Dakota Collegiate involves all aspects of language development. Students develop knowledge of and skill in their use of the language arts as they listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent in a wide variety of contexts. 

The specialization years are intended to provide learners with access to a variety of curricula to allow them to prepare most effectively for their post-secondary goals and for their futures in an increasingly complex society and work force.

Comprehensive Focus (​ECOMF30S - 1 credit) COMPULSORY

Prerequisite: English 20F

English Language Arts is a required subject in each year of high school beginning with Grade 9. The English Language Arts program at Dakota Collegiate involves all aspects of language development. Students develop knowledge of and skill in their use of the language arts as they listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent in a wide variety of contexts. 

The concepts and outcomes of English Language Arts 30S will help students learn to think critically and to function more effectively within their community. They will examine issues that are relevant to their lives and focus on every day applications of language. Students will be exposed to materials to further develop their literacy skills and enable them to respond to and interact with a variety of pragmatic and aesthetic texts. Pragmatic texts may include newspapers, documentaries, television, magazines, the Internet, film and novels. Aesthetic texts set out to appeal to the imagination, senses and feelings and may include novels, modern drama, Shakespeare, poetry, film, short prose and media.

Grade 12

Students require at least one grade 12 English credit to graduate. The final exam in grade 12 English classes is created by the province and is worth 30% of each course. It will be written as part of the assessment in the Comprehensive Focus course. Students are strongly encouraged to know the dates for their provincial final exam before planning any travel in the months of January or June. 

Comprehensive Focus (ECOMF40S - 1 credit) COMPULSORY

Prerequisite: ECOMF30S

Grade 12 English 40S is a required credit for graduation. The final exam in Grade 12 English classes is created by the province and is worth 30% of the course. Students are strongly encouraged to know the dates for their provincial final exam before planning any travel in the months of January or June. 

English 40S combines elements of the literary and transactional uses of language with equal emphasis. Concepts and outcomes will be studied to further help students enhance their critical thinking ability and enable them to function more effectively within their community. Students will be exposed to a variety of text forms that will further develop their literary skills and enable them to respond more effectively to and interpret texts. The E40S focus includes activities such as research, oral presentations, group discussions, essay writing and journal writing. Students may study novels, poetry, film, short prose, drama, articles, documentary film, and television as a media construct.         

 
 
 
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