English 1201

English 1201 

PWC Course Overview:

English 1201 is an academic course, designed for the majority of students entering Level One. The six strands of English language arts are taught in an integrated manner. English 1201 emphasizes literary texts and is intended to enable students to be analytical and critical readers and viewers.
Students will:

  • be exposed to and analyze a wide variety of texts
  • create a variety of texts for a wide range of audiences and purposes
  • develop an increasingly sophisticated interpretation of texts
  • examine and evaluate ideas and style in texts, including those they create
  • express themselves precisely and with clarity
                Speaking = 13%
                  Listening = 12%
                  Reading = 18%
                  Viewing = 17%
                  Writing = 13%                  Representing = 12%   
        Final = 15%
First Half: Second Half:
I am (We are) Poem (Poetic #1) (Both Writing and Representing) (4 classes)
1st Novel to be chosen by students
Analytical Essay Unit (6 classes)

  • Essay terms & discussion of several essays
  • Deconstruct an essay
  • Essay outline (jot notes)
  • One Analytical Essay (Transactional #1) (WRITING)

Poetry Unit: (12 classes)

  • Terms Quiz  (READING .50)
  • Listening Evaluation (#1)
  • Analysis Test (READING)


Shorter and Longer Dramatic Work:Into the Woods and Heat Lightning (12 classes)

  • Listening (#1) (LISTENING)
  • Comprehension Questions 
  • Analytical Essay (WRITING)

Novel Study (8 classes)

  • Comprehension Activities (READING)
  • Speaking Activity (Evaluation #1) (SPEAKING)


Personal Response: (3 classes)

  • Formative study
  • Written personal response (Expressive #1) (WRITING)
2nd Novel to be chosen by students
Artistic Visuals Unit: (12 classes)

  • Terms Quiz  (VIEWING .5)
  • Visual Analysis Test  (VIEWING)
  • Film Study (Visual Analysis & Descriptive Writing) (VIEWING)
  • Personal response (WRITING)

Short Story Unit: (12 classes)

  • Terms Quiz  (WRITING)
  • Analysis Test (READING)

Google Slideshow on Novel (12 classes)

  • Speaking/Interview (Evaluation #3) (SPEAKING)
  • Research (Multimedia) & Writing/Research (Inquiry based) (READING)
  • Personal reflection (response) on last slide (Expressive) (READING)

Media Visuals Unit: (6 classes)

  • Terms Quiz  (VIEWING .5)
  • Analysis Test (VIEWING)

Essay Unit: (14 classes)

  • Listening Evaluation (#2) (LISTENING)
  • Terms Quiz (WRITING)
  • Analysis Test (READING)

Review: (4 classes)

  • English 10 (Nelson 2013 – student resource and eBook access codes) 
  • English 10 (Nelson 2013 – teacher resource and digital dashboard access codes) 
  • Homegrown Newfoundland and Labrador (Nelson 2013 – student/teacher resource) 
  • Teacher’s Resource (binder)
  • Digital eBook (Nelson Dashboard at http://www.mynelson.com)
  • Teacher’s Digital Resource (Nelson Dashboard at mynelson.com)

Course Content Requirements:



Transactional (persuasive, explanatory, procedural, etc.) Minimum of 2


Expressive (memoir, biography or autobiography, narrative, etc.) Minimum of 1


Visual/Multimedia (web page, model, collage, photo essay, drama, etc.) Minimum of 1


Inquiry Based/ Research Focused 

 – Can be writing or representing, may also be incorporated into other texts            throughout the year; students should complete at least one formal paper

Minimum of 1
(3-5 pages withat least 4 sources)


Poetic (poetry, prose poems, songs, rap, spoken word, etc.) Minimum of 1




Poetry (ballad, elegy, epic, free verse, blank verse, lyric, narrative, ode, sonnet, etc.) Minimum of 5
Drama Longer: play, script, excerpt, etc.

Shorter: monologue, student written script, excerpt, etc.

Minimum of 1 longer &
1 shorter 
Short Prose (fiction and non-fiction – essay, short story, article, blog, rant, etc.) Minimum of 4 fiction &
4 non-fiction 
Multimedia (film, music, websites, commercials, advertisements, podcasts, etc.) Minimum of 5
Extended Texts (independent and/or class study, novel, biography) Minimum of 2


Informal speaking and listening experiences can be observed on a continual basis  Minimum of 2 listening
Formal speaking experiences involve products produced through processes; these experiences may help students meet outcomes in writing and representing Minimum of 2 informal and/or formal speaking

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