English 10

SD 42 Summer Learning – Grade 10 New Curriculum
Secondary English Language Arts Course Options

(You will be required to choose one of the following options. Total credits upon completion 4.)

ENGLISH 10 – Option 1

  • COMPOSITION (2 credits)
  • CREATIVE WRITING (2 credits)

English 10 Composition and Creative Writing will build students’ writing competencies by introducing them to varied structures, forms, and styles of compositions by guiding students to build their writing skills through the exploration of identity, memory, and story in a range of genres. The composition portion of this course will examine narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion pieces as well as planning, drafting, and editing processes. Emphasis will be placed on writing for specific audiences and specific disciplines, how to cite sources, and how to evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. The creative writing portion of the course will focus on contemporary creative forms such as slam poetry, oratory, rap, drama, song, graphic novels as well as creative non-fiction and historical fiction. Students will develop and share their creative writing through a variety of forms that combine visual, written, and oral texts

 

ENGLISH 10 – Option 2

  • COMPOSITION (2 credits)
  • LITERARY STUDIES (2 credits)

English 10 Composition and Literary Studies will build students’ writing competencies by introducing them to varied structures, forms, and styles of compositions and to explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works in a variety of media. The composition portion of this course will examine narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion pieces as well as planning, drafting, and editing processes. Emphasis will be placed on writing for specific audiences and specific disciplines, how to cite sources, and how to evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. The literary studies portion of the course will explore a variety of literature and formats of written language including poetry, short stories, novels, drama, graphic novels, children’s literature, Canadian literature, and indigenous texts.




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