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English - ENG3C

Code du cours CEI : ENG3C-B

11e année, College Preparation, 1,0 crédit

Cours préalable
English (ENG2P-B)

Description de cours

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking and communication skills. You will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence and persuasive essays; and analyze media forms, audiences and media industry practices. An important focus will be on using establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

In this course you will analyze video and audio clips featuring current affairs, provoking public service announcements and more.

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Matériel prêté

Foundations of English and Of Mice and Men

Unit 1: Quest for a Dream

In this unit you will read and analyse the novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck. . You will go on a journey with this novel’s characters as they hope, dream, and experience great loss. The goal of this unit will be to find the truth and wisdom within the tragedy. As you read, you’ll explore literary devices such as characterization, plot development, foreshadowing, and symbolism to name a few. The unit will also focus on effective writing techniques. Descriptive writing as well as persuasive writing will be explored along with many practical lessons on language conventions that you use every day when you writing. You will incorporate all these ideas and skills together in the final key question, when you write a book review exploring the strengths and weaknesses of this classic novel.

Unit 2: Getting Ready for Change

You’ll read a variety of texts in different literary forms, ranging from informational texts and newspaper articles to poems and short stories. In addition, you’ll read and analyse a famous speech. Using what you’ve learned from other writers, you’ll complete a variety of different writing tasks yourself. For example, you’ll write a speech and your own resume. The focus is on the use of practical “hands on” material but you’ll also be doing some creative and imaginative tasks. As you work through the lessons you’ll learn to use a number of different literary devices such as theme, allusion, pathetic fallacy, and idioms. You will also have a number of opportunities for personal reflection.

Unit 3: Getting Personal

You’ll explore a wide variety of written forms. You’ll look at poetry from an academic perspective as well as for pure personal enjoyment. You’ll practice your skills in literary analysis as you critique two short stories. An introduction to the world of drama will help you appreciate the differences between writing for the stage and other forms. The final lesson will focus on the universal appeal of Greek Mythology. The varied forms of fiction you’ll work with in this unit will engage you and challenge you to read and respond to literature in a deeper way. By contributing your personal insights and experiences as you analyse these works you may form a strong connection. As for writing, you’ll practice writing a personal essay, develop a short script, and even write your own news report and editorial.

Unit 4: Exploring Identity

In Unit 4 you’ll be exploring the concept of identity from a number of different perspectives. You’ll read, listen to, and view a number of texts about factors that influence identity. In working with these resources you’ll practice listening actively, look at how to deliver oral presentations skillfully, and improve your ability to analyze interpret, evaluate, and make connections to messages in a variety of forms. You’ll also learn a number of techniques for effective writing including how to structure your texts around a main idea with supporting evidence, how to tailor your message for a specific purpose and audience with stylistic devices, and how to proofread and revise to clarify your writing and give it a voice. The assignment questions connect with these varied media texts. For evaluation you’ll submit:

  • a poetry analysis that demonstrates your understanding of the meaning, rhyme scheme, and sensory experience of a poem
  • your suggestions on how oral communication techniques and strategies can be used to improve specific speeches
  • a covering letter that effectively presents you as a good candidate for a specific position
  • a movie poster that incorporates effective presentation features to communicate the key messages about a film
  • a letter to the editor that presents your  well-structured opinion with appropriate format, language and tone.

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