English – Grade 10

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 analyze 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.

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Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Oral Communication

  1. Listening to Understand: listen to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  3. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

Reading and Literature Studies

  1. Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, informational, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning.
  2. Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  3. Reading with Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

Writing

  1. Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a variety of literary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  3. Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

Media Studies

  1. Understanding Media Texts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  2. Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques: identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  3. Creating Media Texts: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Course Details

Course Code ENG2D
Course Type Academic
Format Online School Course
Prerequisite ENG1D or ENG1P
Tuition Fee 650 – 1300
Department English
Course Title English
Grade Grade 10
Credit Value 1.0

Outline of Course Content

Unit Title Time
1 Tools of the Writing Trade 20 hours
2 Poetry, Prose and Media: A Discourse 28 hours
3 The Novel: Hidden Figures 30 hours
4 The Drama: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth 30 hours
Final Examination 2 hours
Total 110 hours

Course Details

Course Code ENG2D
Course Type Academic
Format Online School Course
Prerequisite ENG1D or ENG1P
Tuition Fee 650 – 1300
Department English
Course Title English
Grade Grade 10
Credit Value 1.0

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Oral Communication

  1. Listening to Understand: listen to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  3. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

Reading and Literature Studies

  1. Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, informational, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning.
  2. Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  3. Reading with Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

Writing

  1. Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a variety of literary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  3. Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

Media Studies

  1. Understanding Media Texts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  2. Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques: identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  3. Creating Media Texts: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Outline of Course Content

Unit Title Time
1 Tools of the Writing Trade 20 hours
2 Poetry, Prose and Media: A Discourse 28 hours
3 The Novel: Hidden Figures 30 hours
4 The Drama: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth 30 hours
Final Examination 2 hours
Total 110 hours
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