Course name: English Course code: (ENG1D)

Grade 9    1.0 Credit

Course type:    Academic

Course description: This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that you need for success in your secondary school academic program and in your daily life. You will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 Academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
ENG1DK: English
Course description: This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that you need for success in your secondary school academic program and in your daily life. You will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 Academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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29 Lessons

10 Lessons

1.1   Welcome to Grade 9 English

1.2   Stories of yesterday: Reading strategies

1.3   Stories of yesterday Elements of a short story

1.4   Stories of yesterday: Character Development

1.5   Stories of yesterday: Setting

1.6   Stories of yesterday: Conflict

1.7   Stories of yesterday Theme

1.8   Stories of yesterday: Rhetorical devices

1.9   Stories of yesterday: A documentary is like a story

1.10   Culminating Connections and Independent Novel Portfolio

9 Lessons

2.1   Stories of today: Nonfiction reading strategies

2.2   Stories of today: Nonfiction – Fact or opinion

2.3   Stories of today: Nonfiction – the news report

2.4   Stories of today: Nonfiction – writing a news report

2.5   Stories of today: Nonfiction – Essays

2.6   Stories of today: Nonfiction – Speeches and rants

2.7   Stories of today Nonfiction – Documentary

2.8   Stories of today: Nonfiction – Newscast

2.9   Culminating Connections and Independent Novel Portfolio

7 Lessons

3.1   Back to the future

3.2   Science fiction: A look into the future

3.3   Science fiction stories

3.4   Writing an essay

3.5   It’s a VUCA world

3.6   Culminating connections and Independent Novel Portfolio

3.7   Independent Novel Portfolio - Final submission

3 Lessons

4.1   Culminating Activity - Documentary

4.1   Assessment for Feedback: Culminating project planning

4.2   Preparing for the Final Test