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ENGLISH
ENGLISH ENG1P1
This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college, or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the study of literature, students will examine the human condition, sin, weakness and struggle, explore the mysteries and wonders of creation, and celebrate the presence of God’s saving grace in the world. Students will cultivate oral and written language for both creative expression and practical communication and as a gift for bearing witness to Christ’s truth.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
ENGLISH ENG1D1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
ENGLISH ENG1L1
This course emphasizes the key reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills students need for success in secondary school and in their daily lives. In particular, the program works toward preparing students to enter the Grade 11 course in English, Workplace and to complete the literacy test successfully. Students read a variety of narrative and expository forms, poetry, and drama and practice the skills necessary for clear and accurate spoken and written language. In particular, course activities will help develop confidence and self-esteem and provide motivation to succeed in school and life.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the study of literature, students will examine the human condition, sin, weakness and struggle, explore the mysteries and wonders of creation, and celebrate the presence of God’s saving grace in the world. Students will cultivate oral and written language for both creative expression and practical communication and as a gift for bearing witness to Christ’s truth.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 9
ENGLISH ENG2P1
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - ENGLISH or ENG1P1 - ENGLISH
ENGLISH ENG2D1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - ENGLISH or ENG1P1 - ENGLISH or ESLDO1 - ESL - LEVEL 4 or ENG1P1 - ENGLISH
ENGLISH ENG2L1
The Grade 10 Locally Developed English course aims to enhance the self-worth of the adolescent in a Catholic school setting through the further development of skills inherent in literacy and critical thinking. In particular, the Locally Developed English course works toward preparing students for the Grade 11 English Workplace course and reinforces the skills essential for completion of the Provincial Test of Reading and Writing. The Locally Developed Grade 10 English course provides ongoing remediation and support for students while reinforcing the development of self-confidence and skills of interdependent learning. This sample profile consists of five units and a Language Appendix. Three units are provided as a model; the other two units are defined, but not developed. A variety of teaching strategies and tools are suggested as a framework for teachers to develop the remaining units according to local needs. A key feature of the course is to ensure that the goal setting in the students' Annual Education Plan (AEP) or Individual Education Plan (IEP) pertaining to literacy will be supported by the curriculum.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course promotes the development of essential literacy skills and also calls upon students to build a community based upon the Catholic value of service to the common good. The course challenges students to act as contributing and responsible community members at home, at school, and in the workplace. As a Catholic faith community we acknowledge, affirm, and celebrate the intrinsic God-given gifts of each individual student. Through the varied activities outlined in the profile students will have many opportunities to practise effective communication, and reflective and creative thinking. They will continue to mature as lifelong learners and servant leaders.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - ENGLISH or ENG1P1 - ENGLISH or ENG1L1 - ENGLISH
MEDIA STUDIES - ELEARNING EMS3O8
This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Media education allows students to recognize and to celebrate values that reflect Catholic social teaching, and to challenge those that are not. From this perspective, media education challenges students to be engaged in critical analysis of culture and mass media. It is in this analysis that both the obstacles to the Gospel message, as well as signs of its promise, are found.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D1 - ENGLISH or ENG2P1 - ENGLISH
ENGLISH ENG3U1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D1 - ENGLISH or ENG2DY - ENGLISH - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL VOICES NBE3U1
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary texts and media works, students will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be the further development of students’ understanding of English-language usage and conventions.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Informed by Catholic Social Teachings, students explore challenges and opportunities in the experiences and perspectives of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people of Canada. Students are encouraged to develop moral, ethical, and realistic decision-making skills in order to grow as conscientious Christian citizens. They also have the opportunity to develop Christian values, Catholic understandings, and possible solutions to help them create a Catholic vision of the future that inspires hope, confidence, and the development of a just and compassionate global society.
COURSE NOTE: Students who take this Grade 11 English may use the credit earned for this course to meet the Grade 11 English compulsory credit requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D1 - ENGLISH or ENG2DY - ENGLISH - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL VOICES NBE3C1
This course focuses on themes, forms, and styles of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will study changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in practical and academic life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Informed by Catholic Social Teachings, students explore challenges and opportunities in the experiences and perspectives of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada. Students are encouraged to develop moral, ethical, and realistic decision-making skills in order to grow as conscientious Christian citizens. Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others.
COURSE NOTE: Students who take this Grade 11 English may use the credit earned for this course to meet the Grade 11 English compulsory credit requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D1 - ENGLISH or ENG2P1 - ENGLISH
ENGLISH ENG3E1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P1 - ENGLISH
ENGLISH ENG4U1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literacy works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will develop their literacy skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U1 - ENGLISH or NBE3U1 - CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL VOICES
STUDIES IN LITERATURE - ELEARNING ETS4U8
This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism and interpretation. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will study a variety of forms of literature from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will respond personally, critically and creatively to a variety of literary texts with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U1 - ENGLISH
THE WRITER'S CRAFT EWC4U1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will create a variety of original pieces of writing from a variety of genres, including Catholic social teachings. Students will develop literary skills with sensitivity to others. This course challenges students to analyze a variety of models of writing which will lead them to develop an appreciation of one’s own literary voice, as well as the unique literary voices of one’s peers. The course integrates the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U1 - ENGLISH
THE WRITER'S CRAFT - ELEARNING EWC4U8
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will create a variety of original pieces of writing from a variety of genres, including Catholic social teachings. Students will develop literary skills with sensitivity to others. This course challenges students to analyze a variety of models of writing which will lead them to develop an appreciation of one’s own literary voice, as well as the unique literary voices of one’s peers. The course integrates the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U1 - ENGLISH
ENGLISH ENG4C1
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
The students will examine and analyze a variety of literacy texts from a variety of perspectives. Students will also develop their literacy skills with sensitivity to others. The course also integrates the gospel values and challenges the learner to think reflectively and critically, evaluating new ideas in light of the common good with peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3C1 - CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL VOICES
ENGLISH ENG4E1
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 analyse 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and explore literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will develop critical thinking and communication skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3E1 - ENGLISH