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ENGLISH

ENGLISH 8
MEN-08
English 8 develops and builds on the skills learned in English 7. Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students will:
• Individually and collaboratively learn strong communication and comprehension skills
• Develop an appreciation of language and literature
• Learn to engage fully as literate and responsible citizens in a digital age
Core competencies include critical and creative thinking, personal and social awareness of cultural values and identity, and communication through planning, editing, and refining texts for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students will use an increasing repertoire of conventions of Canadian spelling and punctuation to communicate effectively and clearly.


ENGLISH 9
MEN-09
English 9 continues to develop the skills practiced in English 8. Through a variety of learning formats such as modified workshops, small groups, and whole class instruction, students will:
• Develop strong communication skills
• Learn to understand and appreciate language and literature
• Learn to engage fully as literate and responsible citizens in a digital age
• Develop respect for a range of perspectives and worldviews
Core competencies include critical, creative, and reflective thinking, construction of personal and cultural identity and communicating through learning and practicing different phases of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, peer response, revising, editing and publishing.


ENGLISH 10 – FOCUSED LITERACY STUDIES AND COMPOSTION
MLTST-10
MCMPS-10
Focused Literary Studies and Composition 10 is designed for students who are interested in the study of literature in general and in developing their skills in written communication. Students will:
• delve more deeply into literature in a variety of forms and genres
• learn to think critically as they explore, extend, and refine their writing
• develop their literacy skills through close reading of appropriately challenging texts
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• work individually and collaboratively to explore and create coherent, purposeful compositions
Core competencies include critical, and creative higher-level thinking skills, personal and social awareness of their place as educated global citizens, and communicating through writing and editing narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion pieces. Students will examine their writing for specific audiences and specific disciplines, practice how to cite sources, consider the credibility, quality and reliability of evidence, and sources.
This bundled 4 credit course builds on skills learned in English 9 and is designed to provide an introduction to English 11 courses (4 credits). 2 credits are for Focused Literary Studies, and 2 credits are for Composition.


ENGLISH 10 - CREATIVE WRITING 10 AND NEW MEDIA 10
MCTWR10
MNMD-10
Creative Writing and New Media 10 is designed for students who have an interest in creative expression through language, and in developing digital literacy. Students will:
• Become better writers by exploring personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories in a wide range of genres
• Examine the changing role of technology in today’s society
• Examine and develop digital media skills needed for communicating and exchanging ideas
Core competencies include personal and social awareness of the skills needed collaborate in a supportive community of writers, creative and critical thinking, and communication through experimentation with writing and design processes and digital communication skills. Students will explore contemporary creative forms such as slam poetry, oratory, rap, drama, song, graphic novels, creative non-fiction, historical fiction, poetry, song lyrics, and multimodal creative forms that combine visual, written, and oral texts in digital and print forms. They will also develop journalism and publishing skills through projects, such as the creation of a digital portfolio.
This bundled 4 credit course builds on skills learned in English 9 and is designed to provide an introduction to Creative Writing 11 (4 credits). 2 credits are for Creative Writing, and 2 credits are for New Media.


FOCUSED LITERARY STUDIES 11
MLTST11
Focused Literacy Studies 11 builds on literacy analysis skills learned in Focused Literary Studies and Composition 10 and allows students to delve more deeply into literature. Students can explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) in a variety of media. In this course, students will:
• increase their literacy skills through close reading of appropriately challenging texts
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• enhance their development of the English Language Arts skills, both expressive and receptive
• expand their development as educated global citizens
• develop higher-level thinking and learning skills
This 4 credit course builds on and complements skills learned in English 10 courses with emphasis on literary analysis. Students with an interest in discussing literature in depth should consider taking this class.


CREATIVE WRITING 11
MCTWR11
Creative Writing 11 is a class designed for students who are strong writers and who are interested in using writing for self-expression and various creative purposes. This course is strongly recommended to students who enjoy writing, and who are interested in exploring their literary voice. In this course student will:
• develop skills of literary analysis
• explore and apply writing processes to improve stylistics, critical analysis, creative and timed writing
• explore personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories by reading a broad breadth of literature
This 4-credit course builds on and complements skills learned in all English 10 courses and has a balance of reading and writing creatively. Students with an interest in and passion for developing their writing should consider taking this class.


ENGLISH STUDIES 12
MENST12
English 12 course represents “essential learning” in language arts, including reading and writing, speaking, and listening, viewing, and representing. It is designed to provide BC graduates with the literacy skills and competencies required for success in further education, in careers, and in everyday life. Using oral, written, visual and digital texts, students will:
• individually and collaboratively improve their comprehension of a wide variety of genres
• construct meaningful connections between self, text, and world
• think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
• develop appropriate written and oral language skills in order to express themselves eloquently and effectively on a variety of topics.
This 4-credit course builds on and complements skills learned in English 10 and 11 courses.


AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION 12
(Please see AP Section)

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