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An International

Baccalaureate School


6670 Campobello Rd, Mississauga, ON, L5N 2L8
(905) 814-0202 | www.stjudesacademy.com
Private Schools in Ontario #883829


English, Grade 9, Academic
(ENG1D) -1.0 Credit
MYP: Language and Literature,
Year 4

Teacher: Melissa Chin
Contact: http://sjamschin.blogspot.ca/
mchin@stjudesacademy.com
Classroom: P7
Head of the Department: Melissa Chin

Course Description

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy
skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their
daily lives. Students will analyse 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.

Overall Curriculum Expectations

Oral Communication
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in
a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
3. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners
and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in
oral communication situations.

Reading and Literature Studies
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
1. Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of
literary, informational, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct
meaning;
2. Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and
stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate
meaning;
3. Reading With Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;
4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers,


An International
Baccalaureate School


6670 Campobello Rd, Mississauga, ON, L5N 2L8
(905) 814-0202 | www.stjudesacademy.com
Private Schools in Ontario #883829


areas for improvement, and
the strategies they found
most helpful before, during,
and after reading.

Writing
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
1. Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and
information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a variety of
literary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the
purpose and audience;
3. Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills
and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine
expression, and present their work effectively;
4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers,
areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different
stages in the writing process.

Media Studies
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
1. Understanding Media Texts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media
texts;
2. Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques: identify some media
forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are
used to create meaning;
3. Creating Media Texts: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and
audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;
4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as media
interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found
most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.







Units

Unit 1: Short Story Unit

Unit 2: Novel Study: The Chrysalids


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Unit 3: Media Studies: Twelve Angry
Men

Unit 4: Novel: Lord of the Flies

Unit 5: Play: Macbeth

Unit 6: Cross-textual


Evaluation

Coursework = 70%
This work includes all unit tasks and tests.

Final Summative Evaluation = 30%
This is a summative evaluation, which will take place at the end of the term and include all
material covered in the course.

Text

Textbook: SightLines 10; ResourceLines 9/10
Author(s): M. Crane, Robert Dawe, Barry Duncan, Wendy Mathieu, et al
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
ISBN: 0130287814 ISBN-13: 9780130287816
Grade: 10
Subject: English
Course Title: English Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)
Course Code: ENG2D
Distributor: Pearson Education Canada
Textbook: Vocabulary from Latin and Green Roots
Author(s): Elizabeth Osborne
Publisher: Prestwick House
ISBN: 1-58049-202-9
Grade: 10
Subject: English
Course Title: English Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)
Course Code: ENG2D
Novel: Lord of the Flies
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
ISBN: 0-571-08483-4
Grade: 10
Subject: English
Course Title: English Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)


An International
Baccalaureate School


6670 Campobello Rd, Mississauga, ON, L5N 2L8
(905) 814-0202 | www.stjudesacademy.com
Private Schools in Ontario #883829


Course Code: ENG2D

Novel: The Chrysalides
Author(s): John Wyndham
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
ISBN: 0-14-103846-2
Grade: 10
Subject: English
Course Title: English Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)
Course Code: ENG2D
Play: Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)
Author(s): William Shakespeare
Publisher: Spark Pub Group
ISBN: 1-58663-846-7
Grade: 10
Subject: English
Course Title: English Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)
Course Code: ENG2D

Film: Twelve Angry Men
Director: Sidney Lumet
Editor: Carl Lerner
Grade: 10
Subject: English
Course Title: English Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)
Course Code: ENG2D

Short Stories: The Lottery, The Black Cat, The Story of an Hour, Harrison Bergeron, The Most
Dangerous Game.
Author(s): Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe, Kate Chopin, Kurt Vonnegut, and Richard
Connell
Grade: 10
Subject: English
Course Title: English Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)
Course Code: ENG2D

Exam

Exams will be held between June 1 - 5, 2014

*All course outlines are available in the SJA office