English Language Arts 20-2 Course Outline

English 20-2

Course Outline

Credits: 5

Prerequisite: English 10-1/10-2

Instructional Days: 90


Category Weights

Unit 1: 20%

Unit 2: 20%

Unit 3: 20%

Unit 4: 20%

Final Exam: 20%


Unit 1 Overview: (21 instructional days)

Unit 1 will introduce the students to the play and the novel study.  The unit will consist of a variety of texts including poems, short stories, media, and films.  Unit 1 will focus on general outcomes 1 and 2 where students will begin to discover possibilities, extend awareness, construct meaning from text and context, understand and appreciate textual forms, elements and techniques, and respond to a variety of print and non-print texts.

Assessment

Formative:

In Unit 1 formative assessment will occur as the students complete comprehension questions related to the texts and in-class discussions related to the texts. Practice essays, collaborative writing, and multimedia will also be included.

The students will complete a practice Visual Reflection (VR) essay in Unit 1

Summative

Literacy/Numeracy Reading Comp Part B  10% (4 per unit) (10 ELA, 3 SS, 2 Numerical)

Introductory VR Essay 15%  (feedback)

Play/Text Part B Quiz 15% (feedback)

Part A Exam VR 30% (timed)

Part B Exam 30% (timed)

Unit 2 Overview: (22 instructional days)

The students will continue to study the novel and the play. The unit will consist of a variety of texts including poems, short stories, media, and films.  Unit two will continue to address outcomes 1 and 2 while introducing outcome 3 where students will determine inquiry or research elements, and follow a plan of inquiry.

Assessment

Formative

In Unit 2 formative assessment will occur as the students complete comprehension questions related to the texts and in-class discussions related to the texts.  Practice essays, collaborative writing, and multimedia will also be included.

The students will write a practice Literary Explorations (LE) essay in Unit 2


Summative

Literacy/Numeracy Reading Comp Part B  10% (4 per unit) (10 ELA, 3 SS, 2 Numerical)

Introductory LE Essay 15%  (feedback)

Novel Part B Quiz 15% (feedback)

Part A Exam LE 30% (timed)

Part B Exam 30% (timed)



Unit  3 Overview: (22 instructional days)

The students will continue to study the novel and the play. The unit will consist of a variety of texts including poems, short stories, media, and films.  Unit two will continue to address outcomes 1 and 2 while introducing outcome 4 where students will develop and present a variety of print and non-print texts, Improve thoughtfulness, effectiveness, and correctness of communication.



Assessment

Formative

In Unit 3 formative assessment will occur as the students complete comprehension questions related to the texts and in-class discussions related to the texts. Practice essays, collaborative writing, and multimedia will also be included.

The students will complete a practice Persuasive Writing in Context (PWC) essay in Unit 3



Summative

Literacy/Numeracy Reading Comp Part B  10% (4 per unit) (10 ELA, 3 SS, 2 Numerical)

Introductory PW Essay 15%  (feedback)

Play/Text Part B Quiz 15% (feedback)

Part A Exam PW 30% (timed)

Part B Exam 30% (timed)



Category 4 Overview (21 instructional days)

The students will continue to study the novel and the play. The unit will consist of a variety of texts including poems, short stories, media, and films.  Unit two will continue to address outcomes 1, 2, and 4 while introducing outcome 5 where students will respect others and strengthen community, and work within a group.

Assessment

Formative

In Unit 4 formative assessment will occur as the students complete comprehension questions related to the texts and in-class discussions related to the texts. Practice essays, collaborative writing, and multimedia will also be included.

The students will complete a practice Literary Explorations (LE) essay in Unit 4


Summative

Literacy/Numeracy Reading Comp Part B  10% (4 per unit) (10 ELA, 3 SS, 2 Numerical)

Secondary LE Essay 15%  (feedback)

Secondary PW 15% (feedback)

Part A Exam LE 30% (timed)

Part B Exam 30% (timed)


Final Exam (4 instructional days)

A Final English Language Arts 20-2 Exam final worth 20% of the blended course mark will be written during the EW Pratt Examination week.


Major Texts:

Play:  A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry

Novel: Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck







Course Outcomes:

The outcomes listed below will be covered throughout the course:

General Outcome 1: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences,

General outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically and creatively.

General Outcome 3: Students will listen, Speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information.

General Outcome 4: Students will listen, Speak, read, write, view and represent to create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

General Outcome 5: Students will listen, Speak, read, write, view and represent to respect, Support and collaborate with others.