English Studies 12
BIG IDEAS/Learning Lenses
How language shapes us
How we tell our story
The ways in which land/place shapes us
Sense of belonging (identity)
Ways of seeing and ways of reading
(Adapted from the Ministry of Education website)
This course builds on and extends students’ previous learning experiences in earlier English courses and is designed to provide opportunities to refine communication abilities, to think creatively and critically, to explore diverse texts, to deepen understanding of themselves and the world, to consider factors that shape identity, to appreciate self-representation through text and to build on understanding the Reconciliation movement in Canada.
Learning Standards: Content/Curricular Competencies
Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)
- Various oral and written forms and genres
- Literary elements and devices
- Visual and digital literacies
- Reading and writing strategies
- Various presentation techniques
Novels: Independent novel study, Indian Horse
Informational texts/non-fiction/short stories
Shakespeare: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’
Media/visual literacy/ interpretation and use of print and non-print texts
Oral presentations/individual and group projects
Introduction to various cognitive tools useful for exploring texts, ideas, themes.
Students must use respectful language and conduct.
Students will cooperate and listen when peer lead discussions, presentations, and group activities are a part of a lesson.
Students must be prepared with appropriate materials for each class: texts, binders, paper, pencils, ruler, eraser.
Students who are absent from class must complete an absence report form· Students are responsible for making up work missed during their absence.
Students who are absent on the day of a test, must have their parents phone/e-mail me to explain the reason for the absence and to arrange a time to re-write.
Students must adhere to the policies of academic honesty.
How can students be successful in this course?
Using a variety of learning strategies
Understanding learning goals and identifying target areas for growth
Being curious and engage
Managing time efficiently and effectively
Openly exploring personal identity and values
Detecting bias – including one’s own
Conducting rigorous Research – including reliable sources and citations