Course Details
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Course Code

ENG4U

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OSSD Credit Value

1.0

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Pre-requisite

ENG3U or ESLEO

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Tuition Fee

Canadian students $850 CAD; International students $1500 CAD

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Introduction

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

Overall Course Expectations

Throughout this course, students will learn the following:

A. Oral Communication
A1 Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
A2 Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
A3 Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.
B. Reading and Literature Studies
B1 Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, informational, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;
B2 Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning;
B3 Reading With Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;
B4 Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.
C. Writing
C1 Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
C2 Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a variety of literary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;
C3 Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;
C4 Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.
D. Media Studies
D1 Understanding Media Texts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;
D2 Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques: identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning;
D3 Creating Media Texts: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;
D4 Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

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All lessons in this course are video-based lectures that gently guide you through important concepts. Our expert teachers will help you succeed in this course and give you a good head start to your post secondary education.
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Ministry of Education Curriculum

This is an OSSD credit course that has been developed based on the following Ontario Ministry of Education documents

  • English, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2007 (Revised)
  • Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools (2010)

Resources required by the student

  • A scanner, smart phone camera, or similar device to upload handwritten or hand-drawn work
  • A front-facing camera on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device to allow for proctoring over the internet
  • Internet access and a modern standards-compliant web browser
All course content is accessed online.

Assessment & Evaluation

The assessment and evaluation strategies of our school follows the Ministry of Education's Growing Success document. Growing Success articulates the vision the Ministry has for the purpose and structure of assessment and evaluation techniques.
Assessments help to monitor student progression and provide reflection and feedback. Evaluation is the process of judging the quality of student work in relation to the achievement chart categories and criteria, and assigning a percentage grade to represent that quality. Evaluation is based on gathering evidence of student achievement through:

  • Products
  • Observations
  • Conversations

The Final Grade

  • The evaluation for this course is based on the student's achievement of curriculum expectations and the demonstrated skills required for effective learning. The final percentage grade represents the quality of the student's overall achievement of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding level of achievement as described in the achievement chart for the discipline. A credit is granted and recorded for this course if the student's grade is 50% or higher. The final grade will be determined as follows:

    70% of the grade will be based upon evaluations conducted throughout the course. This portion of the grade will reflect the student's most consistent level of achievement throughout the course, although special consideration will be given to more recent evidence of achievement. 30% of the grade will be based on final evaluations administered at the end of the course. The final assessment may be a final exam, a final project, or a combination of both an exam and a project.

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