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Course Information

All Grade 10 courses

English - ENG2D

ILC Course Code: ENG2D-B

Grade 10, Academic, 1.0 credit

English (ENG1P-B) or
English (ENG1D-B)

Course Description

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that you need for success in your secondary school academic programs and in your daily life. You 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 you for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.

In this course you will analyze video and audio clips featuring media productions, author interviews, Shakespeare productions, historical speeches and more.

Online Submission

Option to submit course work online is available, using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Materials provided on loan

Romeo and Juliet, Sightlines 10 and The Chrysalids

Unit 1: Exploring Literature

Lesson 1 - Reflecting: Seeing Our Own World in Stories

Lesson 2 - Illuminating: Making Things Clearer

Lesson 3 - Inspiring: Powerful Words and Images

Lesson 4 - Choosing: Conflicts and Opinions

Lesson 5 - Imagining: Creating Other Possibilities

Unit 2: Novel Study and the Literary Essay

Lesson 6 - The Chrysalids: Chapters 1-6, The World of Waknuk

Lesson 7 - The Chrysalids: Chapters 7-10, Characters Build Story

Lesson 8 - The Chrysalids: Chapters 11-13, Conflicts for the Characters

Lesson 9 - The Chrysalids: Chapters 14-17, Conflicts for the Reader

Lesson 10 - Literary Essay Writing

Unit 3: Media

Lesson 11 - Deconstructing and Constructing Media Part 1: Mass Media and Advertising

Lesson 12 - Deconstructing and Constructing Media Part 2: Graphic Texts, the Power of the Image

Lesson 13 - News Media

Lesson 14 - Film Analysis

Lesson 15 - Creating Film

Unit 4: The Spoken Word

Lesson 16 - Listening and Speaking Skills

Lesson 17 - Introduction to Drama

Lesson 18 - Romeo and Juliet, Acts 1 and 2

Lesson 19 - Romeo and Juliet, Acts 3 and 4

Lesson 20 - Romeo and Juliet, Act 5

This is the English version of the course.

Click here to view the French version of the course.