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ENG2D English

Academic Course

Ministry of Education Course Title: Grade 10 Academic English

Course Code: ENG2D                  

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: English Grade 9, Academic

Department: English

Course Description:

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.

Overall Curriculum Expectation - all units are interrelated

Unit 1 Reading and Literature Studies

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary and informational texts,from contemporary and historical periods;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of a range of literary and informational forms, with a focus on novels, poems, plays and opinion pieces
  • Identify and explain the effect of specific elements of style in a variety of literary and informational texts

Unit 2 Writing

  • Use a range of written sources to gather information and explore ideas for written work;
  • Identify the literary and informational forms suited to various purposes and audiences and use the forms appropriately in your own writing,
  • Use a variety of organizational techniques to present ideas and information logically and coherently in written work;
  • Revise written work independently and collaboratively, with a focus on support for ideas and opinions, accuracy, clarity, coherence, and effective use of stylistic devices;
  • Edit and proofread to produce final drafts, using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, according to the conventions of standard Canadian English

Unit 3 Oral Communication

  • Use knowledge of vocabulary and language conventions to speak, write, and read competently, and effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences, using a level of language appropriate to context;
  • Use listening and oral communication skills to participate in classroom discussions and more formal activities, such as dramatizing, presenting and debating, for a variety of purposes and audiences

Unit 4 Media Studies

  • Analyze a range of media forms to identify their elements, audiences, and production practices, and draw conclusions about how these factors shape media works;
  • Use knowledge of a range of media forms, purposes and audiences to create media works and use established criteria to assess the effectiveness of the works

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