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English 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Stetar
Course Description
Description: 

 

English 12 is about using the English language to
its best effect in both fiction and non-fiction writing. This course will
help you explore how various authors have created stories that carry readers
to another place and time, and how others make arguments clear and compelling.
Reading and writing exercises will also challenge you to become more critical
in how you make the English language your own.

Pre-requisites: 
English 10 and 11
No. Exams: 
3
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

  • English 12 Source File,
  • one novel (Obasan, The Kite Runner, or Keeper’n
    Me
    ),
  • Writing on the Run! (workbook
    & CD),
  • The New Canon,
  • English 12 Companion Website,
  • Oxford
    Next Hamlet website

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Students will be completing journals, assignments,
projects and tests for the following modules:

 

Module 1:  Connecting the
Dots

Section 1 – Health Trends; Food Fact & Fiction;
Where does your food come from?
Section 2 – How Advertising Works; Regulating the Industry; Garment Labour
& Supply Chain
Section 3 – From Your Home to the Biome; Think Globally; Act Locally
Section 4 - Managing Information; Evaluating Your Sources; Structure & Form
in the Research Paper

 

Module 2/3/4:  Short
Prose & Novel Study

Section 1 – Introducing Fiction
Section 2 – Novel Setting & History
Section 3 – Fiction Up Close
Section 4 – Preparing for the Provincial Exam

 Module 5:  Poetry

Section 1 – Listening; Being the Poem's Instrument;
Sound Patterns
Section 2 – Haikus & Long Poems; Mechanics of Form; How Does a Poem Mean?;
Visual Poetry in the Digital Age
Section 3 – Making Friends with Your Muse; A Sensory Tour; Poetry Workshop;
Writing About Poetry
Section 4 - Preparing for the Exam; Grammar Check-up

 

Module 6:  William
Shakespeare's Hamlet (no test for this module)

Section
1 – Setting a Reader's Mental Image
Section 2 – Upsetting the Prince's Mental Stage
Section 3 – Play Within a Mousetrap
Section 4 - Hamlet the Mad Murderer
Section 5 – Graveyard, Poisons & Swordplay

Textbook Deposit: 
$150.00

Communications 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Communications 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Cordeiro
Course Description
Description: 

Communications 12 online is a continuation of Communications 11 online and is designed to help students continue to improve their communication skills. In addition,practical skills for reading and writing are further developed. Skills taught are typically used in every day life, school and the workplace. Students who take Communications are not usually planning to attend University though they often go into programs at a College or Technical School.

Pre-requisites: 
Communications 11 is strongly recommended
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Communications 12 course website

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 


Module 1:
Writing Basics and Reading
Section
1.1: Listening
Section 1.2: The basics: Reading and Writing (*5% complete)
Section 1.3: Paragraph Writing
Section 1.4: Expanding Your Writing: Multi-paragraph, Essay and Descriptive
Writing

Module 1 Test

 

Module 2: Expository
Writing and Persuasive Writing
Section
2.1: Expository Writing
Section 2.2: Good Writing, Commas, Looking at Persuasive Writing
Section 2.3: Media writing, noun-pronoun agreement, dangling modifiers,
parallelism
Section 2.4: Persuasive Writing

Module 2 Test

 

Module 3: Narrative
Writing and Short Stories

Section 3.1: Narrative Writing, Short Stories and Word use

Section 3.2: Elements of Short Stories and Short Story Concepts

Section 3.3: Story Maps (**70% complete)

Section 3.4: Poetry

Module 3 Test

 

Module 4: Letters, Resumes and Visual Design

Section 4.1: Business Letters

Section 4.2: Cover Letters and Resumes

Section 4.3: Visual Design

Section 4.4: Course Review

Module 4 Test

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

English 10 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 10 Online
Grade Level: 
10
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
B Jeansonne
Course Description
Description: 

The aim of English 10 is to promote personal and intellectual growth through the exploration of different perspectives on topical and timeless issues. Through reading and listening to a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections, you will be encouraged to think about the world around you from your own point of view, as well as from that of others. You will express your own perspective on the various issues though personalized responses, and through more formal writing projects such as the multi-paragraph composition. By the end of this course you will be able to connect your personal experiences to broader social contexts, and do so in a critical, creative, and articulate manner.

Pre-requisites: 
English 9
No. Exams: 
2
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

FVDES English 10 Website
Sightlines 10 Textbook
The Chrysalids

 

No. Modules: 
3
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Skills Building

Section 1.1: Reading

Section 1.2: Writing

Section 1.3: Viewing

Module 2: Novel Study-The Chrysalids

Section 2.1: Impressions

Section 2.2: Choices

Section 2.3: The Novel, Life, and You

Module 3: A Thousand Voices-Discovering Poetry and Short Stories

Section 3.1: Storytelling Traditions

Section 3.2: Discovering Poetry

Section 3.3: The Short Story

Section 3.4: English 10 Exam Preparation

 

Each module consists of sections, lessons, activities, journal/discussion entries, section assignments (which you will submit for marking), and tests (for module 2 and 3).

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

English 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
B Jeansonne
Course Description
Description: 

English 11 Online continues to build upon the skills and knowledge of previous English courses. Students will study short prose and poetry, and deepen their understanding of literary concepts and devices. Students will read a novel and a Shakespearian drama (Macbeth), as well as explore issues in media and advertising. Writing will be an important part of the course, with particular emphasis placed upon complex paragraphs and essays.

Pre-requisites: 
English 10 is strongly recommended
No. Exams: 
3
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

The following resources are
required for this course:

Module 3:
Lord of the Flies 

Module 4:
Tragedy of Macbeth
(text: The Folger Edition)

Macbeth (BBC DVD)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1:  Communication in all
its many forms: reading, writing, speaking and                          comprehending.  It has four
sections.

Section 1 - Active reading, strategies for critical reading and thinking,
effective                          communication and group process
Section 2 - Process of
researching and writing a research report

Section 3 - Short stories and
narrative poems (review of elements of fiction)
Section 4 - Critically
evaluate and respond to work of fiction as well as write and recite a speech

You will also write a test
at the end of Module 1.

Module 2:  Poetry and Prose

Section
1 – Responding to poetry, imagery and symbolism, figurative language and sound
devices
Section 2 – Forms of poetry, rhyme, rhythm and scansion, interpreting poetry,
sonnets, writing poetry, interpreting poetry

The test for Module 2 is
written in conjunction with Module 3 after you have completed both Module 2 and
Module 3.

Module 3:  Novel Study (Lord
of the Flies
)

Section
1 – Part 1 of the novel study
Section 2 – Part 2 of the novel study

The test for Module 2 and
Module 3 is written once you have completed both Module 2 and Module 3.

Module 4:  The Tragedy of
Macbeth

Section
1 – Introduction to Shakespeare's Macbeth
Section 2 – The Demise of Macbeth
Section 3 – Interpreting a Shakespearean Tragedy

You will also write a
test at the end of Module 4.

Textbook Deposit: 
$150.00
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