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By the end of this course, English 1P students will demonstrate the following overall expectations:

ORAL COMMUNICATION

1. Listening to Understand: listen in order 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 informational, literary,
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 informational,
literary, 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.


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Course Description:

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.


Units of Study

Hold Fast to Dreams
Voices
Diversity
Interactions
Independence



Students will make use of the computer lab and have the assistance of Grade 12 students who will serve as mentors.

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Short Story Writing - Students will use the elements of a short story to create their own stories. The students will create a blog to post their stories.
Drama (Romeo and Juliet) - Create a Perfect Mate Survey, make a costume book, create a blueprint of the Globe Theatre, create a panel quilt of the story,
memorize a monologue or create an illustrated children's book of the story.
Novel Study - Read a number of independent titles. Write 3-4 critical book reviews using various templates.
Media - Create a video using the computers and technology.
Written Communications - Write numerous opinions pieces, news reports, resumes and letters using effective sentences.

Final Culminating Activity - Share your own WordPress blog with the class that highlights all of the work and activities that celebrate your individual growth
during the semester.
Final Exam - Students will write a one (1) exam that will allow them write for different purposes and audiences using different literary, informational and graphic forms.