English

Teachers  

L. CRAWFORD - Program Lead, English, Library and Literacy, crawfordl@hdsb.ca
Ms. Bennett
Mr Houston
Mr Jobbitt
Ms. Neumann
Mr. Petz
Mr Rychel
Ms Skakic
Mr Sumner
Ms. Turnbull
Ms. Wedeles

Courses

ENG2D1, Grade 10 English, Academic
This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyse and create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language.

ENG2P1, Grade 10 English, Applied                                                               
This course extends the range of key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in all areas of the curriculum and serves as preparation for college and workplace courses in the senior grades. Students will study a novel, a play, poems, magazines, and reports, and will describe, design, and produce effective media works. An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.

ENG3U1, Grade 11 English, University Preparation
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on the development of proficiency in the English language.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic, ENG2D1

ENG3C1, Grade 11 English, College Preparation                                           
This course emphasizes the practical development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and creative works; and analyse media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.  Essay writing will be required.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied, ENG2P1

ENG3E1, Grade 11 English, Workplace Preparation
This course emphasizes the development of literacy and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.  Students will focus on workplace writing skills.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied, ENG2P1

EMS3O1, Grade 11 Media Studies, Open
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the 21st century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media text and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
*Cannot be considered as the fourth compulsory English.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied, ENG2D1/ENG2P1

ENG4U1, Grade 12 English, University Preparation                                       
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation, ENG3U1

EWC4U1, Grade 12, The Writer’s Craft, University Preparation
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers. This course offers the advanced writer the opportunity to expand technique, and the struggling writer greater mastery of essential forms.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation, ENG3U1

IDC4U1, Grade 12, Interdisciplinary Course                                                                                      
An interdisciplinary course for academically capable students, IDC 4U1 cuts across many fields of academic study:  philosophy, science, literature, art, psychology, sociology.  Instead of seeing these subjects as discrete entities, we will endeavour to find connections and new possibilities for understanding the various fields of knowledge as a whole.  Students will challenge their assumptions and learn to develop their own modes of thinking by studying the ideas of a diverse range of thinkers. Students will choose an independent study topic of personal interest.  The course is an excellent foretaste of study at the university level.
Prerequisite:  ENG3U1 or any senior Social Science at the U or M Level.

ENG4C1, Grade 12 English, College Preparation                                           
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyse the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.  Essay writing will be required.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation, ENG3C1

ETS4C1, Grade 12 Studies in Literature, College Preparation                                     
This course is for students with a special interest in literature.  Students will study a variety of forms and stylistic elements of Children’s Literature such as fairy tales and fables as well as pop culture series such as Harry Potter and Goosebumps.  Students will respond personally, critically, and creatively to the works.  They will also investigate critical interpretations and complete an independent study project.
Prerequisite:  English, Grade 11, College Preparation

ENG4E1, Grade 12 English, Workplace Preparation                                 
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study informational texts and literature from various countries and cultures; write summaries, reports, résumés, and short essays; complete an independent research project; and explain the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on using specialized language related to the workplace accurately and coherently in appropriate contexts.  Students will further develop their abilities to read and write for the world of work.  Students will read and write about topics of personal interest.  No formal essay writing will be required.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation, ENG3E1
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