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Course Information

All Grade 9 courses

English - ENG1D

ILC Course Code: ENG1D-B

Grade 9, Academic, 1.0 credit

Course Description

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that you need for success in your secondary school academic program and in your daily life. You will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 Academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Online Submission

Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Materials provided on loan

Elements of English 9; Westmark

Unit 1: Keeping an Eye on the Media

Lesson 1: Logos Everywhere

Lesson 2: Looking behind the Ads

Lesson 3: Web Awareness

Lesson 4: The Tools of the Film Trade

Lesson 5: Putting It All Together

Unit 2: Express Yourself

Lesson 6: The Writing Process

Lesson 7: The News Report

Lesson 8: Poetry in Brief

Lesson 9: Rhythm and Rhyme

Lesson 10: Dramatic Reading

Unit 3: Communicating to Connect

Lesson 11: Tune Out and Tune In

Lesson 12: Making a Speech

Lesson 13: Introduction to Drama

Lesson 14: Drama that Entertains

Lesson 15: Taking Your Cue

Unit 4: There's Nothing Like a Good Story

Lesson 16: Diving into a Text

Lesson 17: Connecting the Dots

Lesson 18: The Tricks Writers Use

Lesson 19: Elements of Style and Literary Devices

Lesson 20: The Literary Essay

This is the English version of the course.

This course is not currently available in French. Please check back often for new course releases.