Full course description
This course is comprised of 4 units. You must complete all assignments in each unit before progressing to the next unit. The hours listed are the approximate times it will take you to complete each unit. Your final assessment will include both an examination, featuring questions regarding Life of Pi, Parvana's Journey, Macbeth, Oral Presentations, Media Texts, MLA style and Poetry, and a culminating essay, and a culminating project in 3 parts: a narrative short story based on the Yann Martel's Life of Pi, an oral reading of your narrative, and an imagined podcast interview with the author reflecting on your writing.
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
Your teacher will contact you to discuss your work output and writing development as the term progresses. Please contact your instructor with any questions.