English Language Arts

The English Language Arts Program of Studies features five general outcomes, which are interrelated and interdependent. Each outcome is achieved through reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing experiences in order to:

Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
Comprehend and respond personally, critically and creatively to literature and to other texts in oral, print, visual and multimedia forms.
Manage ideas and information.
Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.
Respect, support and collaborate with others.

English 10-1 English 20-1 and English 30-1

The English 10-1, 20-1 and 30-1 courses are designed for students who are likely to proceed to post secondary educational institutions where prerequisites include analytical writing skills and an academic command of language and literature.

The 10-1, 20-1 and 30-1 courses focus on the demonstration of learning through the language arts:

Reading which involves the analysis of ideas and techniques that underline written thought, and the development of critical reading skills.
Writing, which involves the demands of formal critical response, maturity of expression and logical, clear expression of thought.
Speaking & listening, this includes discussions and presentation of ideas.
Listening which involves active listening.
Viewing which involves visual literacy skills.
Representing which includes a variety of technologies.

Course requirements include the following: Poetry, short stories, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, non-fiction and/or fictional novels, film and multimedia.

English 10-2 English 20-2 and English 30-2

The English 10-2, 20-2 & 30-2 courses are designed for students who need to develop practical communication skills for a variety of audiences and purposes. This program prepares students to enter the world of work and/or some post secondary programs.

The English 10-2, 20-2 & 30-2 courses focus on the demonstration of learning through the language arts:

Reading, which involves understanding and comprehension
Writing, this involves the demands of personal and critical response.
Speaking, this includes discussion and presentation of ideas.
Listening, which involves active listening techniques.
Viewing, which involves the development of visual literacy skills.
Representing, this includes a variety of technologies.

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