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English - ENG4C

Code du cours CEI : ENG4C-C

12e année, College Preparation, 1,0 crédit

Cours préalable
English (ENG3C-B)

Description de cours

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. You will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare you for college or the workplace.

Journal électronique

Pour ce cours, il faut soumettre le travail en ligne en utilisant Microsoft Word © ou OpenOffice Writer.

Le matériel supplémentaire

You will need a computer with Internet access. A scanner, or camera will be useful for capturing images of your work for submission.

Unit 1: How is the world changing?

Your journey begins with an exploration of the power of oral language to influence opinion and change the world as we know it. You will improve your listening skills and examine the power of effective speaking in a world where new audio and video media have a huge influence on shaping attitudes.

At the end of Unit 1, you will submit a sample of your writing to your teacher for evaluation and feedback but no marks will be recorded for this assignment. At the end of Unit 2, you will submit another writing piece to your teacher for grading and this time the marks will be recorded. This assignment will be worth 12% of your final grade in the course. In every lesson you will also have the opportunity for practice and immediate feedback on a variety of tasks to prepare you for your graded assignment.

Unit 2: Can I make sense of my life?

Your journey begins with an exploration of the power of oral language to influence opinion and change the world as we know it. You will improve your listening skills and examine the power of effective speaking in a world where new audio and video media have a huge influence on shaping attitudes.

At the end of Unit 1, you will submit a sample of your writing to your teacher for evaluation and feedback but no marks will be recorded for this assignment. At the end of Unit 2, you will submit another writing piece to your teacher for grading and this time the marks will be recorded. This assignment will be worth 12% of your final grade in the course. In every lesson you will also have the opportunity for practice and immediate feedback on a variety of tasks to prepare you for your graded assignment.

Unit 3: Can you hear me now?

Your journey is a personal one to self-awareness. As you read poetry, song lyrics, and short stories from a variety of cultures and time periods you will practice the skills of reading comprehension, making inferences and connections, and exploring perspective and bias.

You will continue to add to your writing portfolio as a record of your journey.

After Unit 3, you will submit a sample of your writing to a peer for evaluation and feedback. No marks will be recorded for this assignment. At the end of Unit 4, you will take an online test that covers material from Units 1 through 4. This test will be worth 17% of your final grade in the course. In every lesson you will also have the opportunity for practice and immediate feedback on a variety of tasks to prepare you for your test.

Unit 4: What's the value of a road trip?

Your journey is a personal one to self-awareness. As you read poetry, song lyrics, and short stories from a variety of cultures and time periods you will practice the skills of reading comprehension, making inferences and connections, and exploring perspective and bias.

You will continue to add to your writing portfolio as a record of your journey.

After Unit 3, you will submit a sample of your writing to a peer for evaluation and feedback. No marks will be recorded for this assignment. At the end of Unit 4, you will take an online test that covers material from Units 1 through 4. This test will be worth 17% of your final grade in the course. In every lesson you will also have the opportunity for practice and immediate feedback on a variety of tasks to prepare you for your test.

Unit 5: Can culture, time, and place shape us?

On this part of your journey you will enter the world of media and advertising. You will learn the techniques of persuasion through oral presentations and advertising. You will create a persuasive media campaign using all the skills you have developed so far in the course.

You will be evaluated once in this unit by your teacher. In Lesson 15 you will submit a sample of your media campaign to your teacher for evaluation and feedback. It will be worth 17% of your final grade in the course. In every lesson you will also have the opportunity for practice and immediate feedback on a variety of tasks to prepare you for your assignments.

Unit 6: How does personal narrative reveal identity? (Part A)

You will read a novel, either Life of Pi or The Flying Troutmans. You will develop your understanding of themes in fiction and write a series of pieces for your writing portfolio where you analyse elements of the novels including character development, themes, literary styles, and connections to your own experience.

You will be independently evaluated once in these units. In Lesson 20 you will submit a persuasive essay based on the novel you read along with your writing portfolio. You will select the best four pieces from the portfolio to be evaluated and graded by your teacher. In Lesson 17 you will have the opportunity for self-evaluation as you review your assessment of your novel. You will evaluate your assessment against an achievement chart (rubric) that clearly outlines levels of performance. In every lesson you will also have the opportunity for practice and immediate feedback on a variety of tasks to prepare you for your assignments.

Unit 7: How does personal narrative reveal identity? (Part B)

You will read a novel, either Life of Pi or The Flying Troutmans. You will develop your understanding of themes in fiction and write a series of pieces for your writing portfolio where you analyse elements of the novels including character development, themes, literary styles, and connections to your own experience.

You will be independently evaluated once in these units. In Lesson 20 you will submit a persuasive essay based on the novel you read along with your writing portfolio. You will select the best four pieces from the portfolio to be evaluated and graded by your teacher. In Lesson 17 you will have the opportunity for self-evaluation as you review your assessment of your novel. You will evaluate your assessment against an achievement chart (rubric) that clearly outlines levels of performance. In every lesson you will also have the opportunity for practice and immediate feedback on a variety of tasks to prepare you for your assignments.

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