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WRCA English 11

Mr. Weichel
Contact and Availability
School hours until 4PM
Email: weichelj@wrca.ca
Phone extension #142
Blog:
http://wrcahistgrade11.blogspot.ca/

Required Supplies
Appropriate writing supplies
Journal / Learning Log
Binder
Access to personal laptop is helpful but
not required

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are
universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Course Introduction
At WRCA we believe that Language Arts is essential for helping individuals make
connections with Gods world, to develop sympathies for the plights of others, and
to inspire individuals to seek Gods truths about things such as life, justice, beauty,
and love. Language Arts reveals the compelling power of story the manner in
which we create meaning for our lives. Studying literature, students will identify
with characters and conflict that will challenge their understanding of the world and
will compel them to renew Gods kingdom on earth. Utilizing different forms of
writing, both creative and structured, and reading various forms of literaturesuch
as poetry, short stories, novels, drama, graphic novels and essaysstudents will
understand and communicate the meaning God has for their lives. English 11 is a
course that will continue to develop a students reading comprehension and writing
skills in the context of a variety of writing genres, both fiction and non-fiction.
Specific units and themes that will be covered in this year include (but are not
limited to):
Drama: Shakespeares Macbeth
Media Studies: Social Media,
Propaganda, Advertising, Gender
Issues and Pop Culture
Research and Persuasive Writing
Short Stories and Creative
Writing

Poetry: Romantic to Modern Era


Literature and War: Various
poetry and All Quiet on the
Western Front
Independent Novel Study
Good vs. Evil: Goldings The Lord
of the Flies

Assessment
Daily Work
Most of the daily assignments will be in the form of journal entries that require
reflection on content themes. Many reading assignments will include critical
analysis questions that will be assessed for content as well as mechanics.
Major Assignments
Each unit will have at least one major assignment. These will be in the form of
writing portfolios, essays, creative interpretations, and/or individual or group
presentations.

Quizzes
There will be occasional content comprehension quizzes in most units, as well as
quizzes on literary devices.
Tests
Most units will have a cumulative test. Test questions will be derived from class
discussions, daily assignments and assigned reading.
Final Exam
The final exam will be worth 20% of the years mark and will focus on interpretive
and written skills developed throughout the course.