English 2201 is an academic course designed for the students entering Level II of senior high school. The study of language and experiences will allow students to develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of literacy tools and communication devices. A range of texts will enable students to reflect on their own learning strategies as they develop confidence as language users. Students will interpret, analyze and evaluate a variety of texts and create texts using various forms. The course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing and media literacy skills necessary for success in daily life as well as secondary and post secondary studies.
Assessment and Evaluation Plan:
Writing and Representing Outcomes 25%
Speaking and Listening Outcomes 15%
Reading and Viewing Outcomes 20%
Midterm Exam 15%
Final Exam 25%
A selection of the texts used at PWC for English 2201
Views and Viewpoints (iLit), McGraw-Hill Ryerson (anthology)
‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green (novel)
‘Night’ by Elie Weisel (novel)
‘The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (novel)
‘The Laramie Project’ (dramatic work)
‘Julius Caesar’ by William Shakespeare (dramatic work)
Throughout the year, students may have choice in some of their novel study selections, choosing either from a predetermined list or a novel of their choosing. They will be advised by their teacher both in regards to the opportunities this can occur and the guidelines around this choice.