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English Language Arts

​​Grade 9

English 10F ​​(E10F - 1 credit) ​

Content: This course offers students a variety of experiences to use language for communication. The objective is to build on their prior knowledge and to improve their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Students analyze and create texts that inform, direct, persuade, analyze, argue, and explain, as well as those that enlighten, express experiences, and reflect culture. 

Students will study the following:

  • Fiction and poetry
  • Media and visual texts
  • Critical thinking and debate skills
  • Writing for creative and practical purposes
  • Public speaking
  • Grammar and vocabulary ​​​​


Grade 10

English 20F (E20F - 1 credit)

Prerequisite: English 10F 

This course offers students a variety of experiences to use language for communication. The objective is to build on their prior knowledge and to improve their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Students analyze and create texts that inform, direct, persuade, analyze, argue, and explain, as well as those that enlighten, express experiences, and reflect culture. Students will study the following: 

  • Fiction and poetry
  • Drama (Introduction to Shakespeare)
  • Media and visual texts
  • Critical thinking (inquiry and research skills)
  • Writing for creative and practical purposes
  • Public speaking
  • Grammar and vocabulary

 

​Grade 11

Students must choose only one of the following three choices to fulfill the English course requirements. ​

English Comprehe​nsive Focus 30S (ECOMF30S) ​

Prerequisite: English 20F 

Content: This course is recommended for students who would like a balance of literary (aesthetic/creative) and transactional (practical) forms. Students spend 50% of their time analyzing and creating texts that inform, direct, persuade, analyze, argue, and explain, and 50% of their time analyzing and creating those that enlighten, express experiences, and reflect culture. Students will study the following:

  • Fiction and poetry
  • Drama
  • Media (advertising)
  • Non-fiction
  • Research methods
  • Writing for aesthetic and practical purposes
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Public speaking
  • Visual texts

Additional Information: Students enrolled in Grade 11 Comprehensive Focus may take either comprehensive, literary, or transactional focus in Grade 12.

English Transactional Focus 30S (ETRAF30S)

Prerequisite: English 20F 

Content: This course is recommended to students who prefer transactional (practical) and technical forms of reading and writing to​ the study of literature. While this course involves some analysis of literary texts (short stories, novels, and poems), the focus is on pragmatic texts (persuasive essays, reports, biographies, memoirs, etc.). Approximately 70% of the course involves writing and reading for practical purposes, language that informs, directs, persuades, analyzes, argues, and explains. Transactional English involves more journalistic and technical writing and reading materials, and culminates in an inquiry-based presentation.  

Students study the following:

  • ​Fiction and poetry
  • Biography or memoir
  • Media (advertising)
  • Research methods
  • Public speaking (presentations, speeches, rants)
  • Visual texts
  • Articles, editorials, blogs
  • Writing for practical and technical purposes
  • Grammar and vocabulary 

Additional Information: Students enrolled in Grade 11 Transactional Focus may take either comprehensive, literary, or transactional focus in Grade 12.

Grade 12​​

Students must choose only one of the following two choices to fulfill the English course requirements. Students requiring two ELA credits as part of the entrance requirements to certain programs at certain post-secondary institutions are advised to take one first-credit focus and one second-credit forms course.​

​English Comprehensive Focus 40S (ECOMF40S)​

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 English (comprehensive, literary, or transactional). 

Content: This course is recommended for students who would like a balance of literary (aesthetic/creative) and transactional (practical) forms. Students spend 50% of their time analyzing and creating texts that inform, direct, persuade, analyze, argue, and explain, and 50% of their time analyzing and creating those that enlighten, express experiences, and reflect culture. Students will study the following:

  • ​Fiction and poetry
  • Drama 
  • Articles, personal essays, critical essays, argument papers and editorials
  • Critical thinking skills including argumentation and logic
  • Writing for aesthetic and practical purposes 
  • Visual texts (paintings, photographs) 
  • News media 
  • Public speaking

Additional Information: The Provincial Standards Exam is worth 30% of the course.

​English Transactional Focus 40S (ETRAF40S)

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 English (comprehensive, literary, or transactional).

Content: This course is recommended to students who prefer transactional (practical) and technical forms of reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and representing.  While this course involves some analysis of literary texts (approximately 30%), the focus is on pragmatic texts.  Approximately 70% of the course involves writing and reading for practical purposes, using language that informs, directs, persuades, analyzes, argues, and explains. Transactional English involves more journalistic and technical writing and reading materials. Students study the following:

  • Fiction and poetry
  • Biography and autobiography
  • Editorials and columns
  • Critical thinking skills including argumentation and logic
  • Writing for practical purposes (to argue, to persuade, to inform, to explain)
  • Visual texts (paintings, photographs, graphs, charts, film, documentary)
  • News media
  • Public speaking (presentations and speeches)

 

Additional Information: The Provincial Standards Exam is worth 30% of the course.

 

 

 
 
 
   
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