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About Course

This course provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.

 

 

Course Content

Orientation

  • Orientation – Zoom meeting

Course Outline

Prior to Unit 1: Introductions
Welcome! In this class, you are watching the introductory video provided by your instructor. This video provides a brief description of your instructor and explains the syllabus that will be used for this course.

Grammar
*Students should keep a grammar diary that they can add to daily

Module 1: Novel Study (~40 hours)
In this unit, students will read and analyze the storyline of the novella Of Mice and Men, and relate the historical themes to current society. Weighting of summative work (subject to change): Of Mice and Men: Sections 1-2 (6.67%), Of Mice and Men: Sections 3-4 (6.67%), Of Mice and Men: Sections 5-6 (6.67%)

Module 2: Poetry (~15 hours)
In this unit, students will read and analyze a variety of different poems from different eras and cultures. Students will also be expected to creatively express their original poetic works in a gala presentation. Weighting of summative work (subject to change): Poetry Assignment / Presentation (13.33%)

Module 3: Media and Literacy (~15 hours)
In this unit, students will read and analyze a variety of different short stories and articles. Students will answer multiple choice and written response questions from previous literacy tests or other standardized English examinations, with the topics ranging from open persuasive essays to news reports. Students will also write a film review. Weighting of summative work (subject to change): Film Review (6.67%), Standardized Exam Tasks (10.00%)

Module 4: Shakespeare (~40 hours)
In this unit, students will read and analyze the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar, and relate the historical themes to current society. Weighting of summative work (subject to change): Julius Caesar: Acts 1-2 (6.67%), Julius Caesar: Act 3 (6.67%), Julius Caesar: Acts 4-5 (6.67%)

End-of-Course Task: ISU Assignment
This is worth 15% of your overall final mark.

Course Review
Course Review: You’re almost done!

End-of-Course Task: Final Exam
This is worth 15% of your overall final mark. Congratulations on completing the course!

Additional Resources
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