English / Language Arts

English 12 First Peoples Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 12 First Peoples Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Stetar
Course Description
Description: 

School District No. 33 Aboriginal Education Committee, Stó:lō Nation, and Fraser Valley Distance Education School offers this distance learning course for Aboriginal and non Aboriginal learners.  This course, “…represents an invitation to all learners to explore and discover First Peoples world views through the study of literacy, informational First Peoples content”1


“ English 12 First Peoples is the academic equivalent of English 12.  The course is designed to enable student to develop English language and literacy skills and capabilities they must have in order to meet the British Columbia’s graduation requirements.”2


This course has a graduation program examination worth 40% of the final course mark.  All students taking English First People 12 are required to write the examination in order to receive credit for this course.

 

1   English 10-12 brochure-Ministry of Education           2   BC Curriculum guide

 

Pre-requisites: 
English 11 or English 11 First Peoples
Proctored Exams: 
No
Resources: 

Monkey Beach $25.00

You Are Asked to Witness $25.00

Truth About Stories $25.00

Whale Rider (DVD) $25.00

 

No. Modules: 
5
Course Modules: 

Module 1: You Are Asked to Witness

Section 1.1: Reading Strategies

Lesson 1.1A: Reading Strategies

Lesson 1.1B: Critical Reading

Lesson 1.1C: Applying Your Reading Skills

Lesson 1.1D: Applying Reading Strategies

Lesson 1.1E: Reading Strategies Summary

Section 1.2: Writing Strategies

Lesson 1.2A: Essay Writing

Lesson 1.2B: Comparison Essay

Lesson 1.2C:  Writing Paragraphs

Lesson 1.2D: Transitions & Quotations

Section 1.3: Essay Writing

Lesson 1.3A: Style of Paragraph

Lesson 1.3B: Finishing Touches

 

Module 2: Monkey Beach

Section 2.1: The Novel

Lesson 2.1A: Parts of a Novel

Lesson 2.1B: Long Answer Questions

Lesson 2.1C: Vocabulary Development

Lesson 2.1D: Paragraph Writing- A Review

Section 2.2: The Novel (cont.)

Lesson 2.2A: Context Clues

Lesson 2.2B: Enhancing your Writing

Lesson 2.2C:  Vocabulary Development- Novel Elements

Lesson 2.2D: Character Study

Section 2.3: The Novel (cont.)

Lesson 2.3A: The Author

Lesson 2.3B: In Search of the Elusive Sasquatch

Lesson 2.3C: The Land of the Dead

 

Module 3: Oral Tradition & Story Telling

Lesson 3.1A: The Truth About Stories

Lesson 3.1B: Personal Experience and Storytelling

Lesson 3.1C: “Let Me Entertain You” – A Story of Survival?

Section 3.2: Oral Tradition and Story Telling Part II

Lesson 3.2A: “A Million Porcupine Crying in the Dark”

Lesson 3.2B: “What Is It About Us That You Don’t Like?”

Lesson 3.2C: Afterwards ‘Private Stories’

Lesson 3.2D:  Developing Thesis Statements

 

Module 4: Poetry, Drama & Song

Section 4.1: Whale Rider

Lesson 4.1A: Assessing Paragraph Answers

Lesson 4.1B: Active Viewing

Lesson 4.1C: Looking Ahead

Lesson 4.1D: Deleted Scenes & Film Review

Send-In Assignment 4.1

Section 4.2: Poetry

Lesson 4.2A: Poetic Devices

Lesson 4.2B: Other Poetic Techniques

Lesson 4.2C: Types of Poems

Lesson 4.2D: Poetry Interpretation

Send-In Assignment 4.2

Section 4.3: Poetry

Lesson 4.3A: Format for Critical Analysis of Poetry

Lesson 4.3B: Outline

Lesson 4.3C: First Draft

Send-In Assignment 4.3

 

Module 5: Provincial Exam Preparation

Section 1.1: Exam Preparation

Lesson
1.1A: Practice Provincial Examination

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Communications 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Communications 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Stetar
Course Description
Description: 

In this course you will learn a variety of techniques and skills to help you become a much more effective communicator. Reading and writing skills are important and are a large focus of the content in this course. However, some focus will be on presenting information by a means of visual design. You will explore reading, writing, parts of speech, non fiction, essays, short stories, punctuation, friendly letters, applications, memos, media, poetry, visual design, and interview and speech skills.

Pre-requisites: 
English 10
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes

English Literature 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
English Literature 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
A Mummery
Course Description
Description: 

This is a senior elective course which surveys the literature of the English language, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Twentieth Century. This historical survey is especially important for students who intend to study English literature in post-secondary institutions.

 

Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: English 11 or equivalent
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Adventures in English Literature (Harcourt) (Athena Edition)

She Stoops to Conquer (Signet Classic Edition) 

The Tempest (Shakespeare) 

Major Barbara (Shaw)

 

A dictionary is recommended for this course. Either The Canadian Senior Dictionary (Gage)  or The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (Oxford University Press) can be used. However, The Canadian Oxford Dictionary is preferable for senior students as it is recent (1998), complete, and appropriate for use in the student’s post-secondary studies. In its completeness, however, it includes words in common usage that some parents and students might find objectionable.

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: The Middle Ages and The Renaissance/Elizabethan Age

Section 1: The Anglo-Saxon Period

Section 2: The Medieval Period

Section 3: Introduction to Elizabethan Literature

Section 4: The Tempest

Section 5: The Tempest (Second Reading) The Language of the Bible

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: The Renaissance and The Enlightenment

Section 1: The Renaissance in the 17th Century: The Jacobean Age

Section 2: The Renaissance in the 17th Century: The Puritan Age

Section 3: Introduction to the Restoration and The Enlightenment

Section 4: The Enlightenment (continued)

Section 5: Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer

Section 6: The Enlightenment (concluded)

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: The Romantic Age

Section 1: Wordsworth

Section 2: Coleridge, Austen, and Lord Byron

Section 3: Shelley and Keats

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: The Victorian Age and The 20th Century

Section 1: Introduction and Tennyson

Section 2: The Brownings, Brontë, Arnold, and Hardy

Section 3: Shaw’s Major Barbara

Section 4: The Early 20th Century

Section 5: The Late 20th Century

Section 6: Review of English Literature 12

 

Module 4 Test covers the WHOLE COURSE.


Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

English 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Stetar
Course Description
Description: 

 

English 12 is about using the English language to
its best effect in both fiction and non-fiction writing. This course will
help you explore how various authors have created stories that carry readers
to another place and time, and how others make arguments clear and compelling.
Reading and writing exercises will also challenge you to become more critical
in how you make the English language your own.

Pre-requisites: 
English 10 and 11
No. Exams: 
3
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

  • English 12 Source File,
  • one novel (Obasan, The Kite Runner, or Keeper’n
    Me
    ),
  • Writing on the Run! (workbook
    & CD),
  • The New Canon,
  • English 12 Companion Website,
  • Oxford
    Next Hamlet website

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Students will be completing journals, assignments,
projects and tests for the following modules:

 

Module 1:  Connecting the
Dots

Section 1 – Health Trends; Food Fact & Fiction;
Where does your food come from?
Section 2 – How Advertising Works; Regulating the Industry; Garment Labour
& Supply Chain
Section 3 – From Your Home to the Biome; Think Globally; Act Locally
Section 4 - Managing Information; Evaluating Your Sources; Structure & Form
in the Research Paper

 

Module 2/3/4:  Short
Prose & Novel Study

Section 1 – Introducing Fiction
Section 2 – Novel Setting & History
Section 3 – Fiction Up Close
Section 4 – Preparing for the Provincial Exam

 Module 5:  Poetry

Section 1 – Listening; Being the Poem's Instrument;
Sound Patterns
Section 2 – Haikus & Long Poems; Mechanics of Form; How Does a Poem Mean?;
Visual Poetry in the Digital Age
Section 3 – Making Friends with Your Muse; A Sensory Tour; Poetry Workshop;
Writing About Poetry
Section 4 - Preparing for the Exam; Grammar Check-up

 

Module 6:  William
Shakespeare's Hamlet (no test for this module)

Section
1 – Setting a Reader's Mental Image
Section 2 – Upsetting the Prince's Mental Stage
Section 3 – Play Within a Mousetrap
Section 4 - Hamlet the Mad Murderer
Section 5 – Graveyard, Poisons & Swordplay

Textbook Deposit: 
$150.00

Communications 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Communications 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

Communications 12 online is a continuation of Communications 11 online and is designed to help students continue to improve their communication skills. In addition,practical skills for reading and writing are further developed. Skills taught are typically used in every day life, school and the workplace. Students who take Communications are not usually planning to attend University though they often go into programs at a College or Technical School.

Pre-requisites: 
Communications 11 is strongly recommended
No. Exams: 
3
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Communications 12 course website

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 


Module 1:
Writing Basics and Reading
Section
1.1: Listening
Section 1.2: The basics: Reading and Writing (*5% complete)
Section 1.3: Paragraph Writing
Section 1.4: Expanding Your Writing: Multi-paragraph, Essay and Descriptive
Writing

Module 1 Test

 

Module 2: Expository
Writing and Persuasive Writing
Section
2.1: Expository Writing
Section 2.2: Good Writing, Commas, Looking at Persuasive Writing
Section 2.3: Media writing, noun-pronoun agreement, dangling modifiers,
parallelism
Section 2.4: Persuasive Writing

Module 2 Test

 

Module 3: Narrative
Writing and Short Stories

Section 3.1: Narrative Writing, Short Stories and Word use

Section 3.2: Elements of Short Stories and Short Story Concepts

Section 3.3: Story Maps (**70% complete)

Section 3.4: Poetry

Module 3 Test

 

Module 4: Letters, Resumes and Visual Design

Section 4.1: Business Letters

Section 4.2: Cover Letters and Resumes

Section 4.3: Visual Design

Section 4.4: Course Review

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

English 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
English 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
B Jeansonne
Course Description
Description: 

English 11 Online continues to build upon the skills and knowledge of previous English courses. Students will study short prose and poetry, and deepen their understanding of literary concepts and devices. Students will read a novel and a Shakespearian drama (Macbeth), as well as explore issues in media and advertising. Writing will be an important part of the course, with particular emphasis placed upon complex paragraphs and essays.

Pre-requisites: 
English 10 is strongly recommended
No. Exams: 
3
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

The following resources are
required for this course:

Module 3:
Lord of the Flies 

Module 4:
Tragedy of Macbeth
(text: The Folger Edition)

Macbeth (BBC DVD)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1:  Communication in all
its many forms: reading, writing, speaking and                          comprehending.  It has four
sections.

Section 1 - Active reading, strategies for critical reading and thinking,
effective                          communication and group process
Section 2 - Process of
researching and writing a research report

Section 3 - Short stories and
narrative poems (review of elements of fiction)
Section 4 - Critically
evaluate and respond to work of fiction as well as write and recite a speech

You will also write a test
at the end of Module 1.

Module 2:  Poetry and Prose

Section
1 – Responding to poetry, imagery and symbolism, figurative language and sound
devices
Section 2 – Forms of poetry, rhyme, rhythm and scansion, interpreting poetry,
sonnets, writing poetry, interpreting poetry

The test for Module 2 is
written in conjunction with Module 3 after you have completed both Module 2 and
Module 3.

Module 3:  Novel Study (Lord
of the Flies
)

Section
1 – Part 1 of the novel study
Section 2 – Part 2 of the novel study

The test for Module 2 and
Module 3 is written once you have completed both Module 2 and Module 3.

Module 4:  The Tragedy of
Macbeth

Section
1 – Introduction to Shakespeare's Macbeth
Section 2 – The Demise of Macbeth
Section 3 – Interpreting a Shakespearean Tragedy

You will also write a
test at the end of Module 4.

Textbook Deposit: 
$150.00
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