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rosedale heights school of the arts

2015-2016 Instructors: Ms. Clark,


Ms. Eidt, Mr. Parkes, Ms. Thorpe

ENG2D Grade 10 English, Academic Course Outline


Description/Rationale: This course extends the range of analytic reading, writing, oral
communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school
academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and
historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and
create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and
written language.
This course emphasizes core reading and writing skills as well as correct usage and style. The
culminating unit draws on the knowledge and skills learned throughout the course. The
chronology of the units listed may vary among sections based on book availability.
Evaluation
Term Work (Essays, Tests, Projects, December Exam etc.)
Culminating Unit

70%
30%

ENG2D Units of Study


Unit 1

Coming of Age
Multi-Genre Unit
and Review of Core
Skills

Unit 2

Novel Study or
Literature Circle
Novel Study

Unit 3

Midterm
Examination
Cinema for Social
Change and
EQAO Prep

Texts: SightLines 10,


Resourcelines, a
selection of short fiction,
non-fiction and coming
of age films; media
targeting a youth
audience (internet,
magazines, etc.)
Texts: The Jade Peony,
Duddy Kravitz, Funny
Boy, The Kite Runner, A
Complicated Kindness,
Catcher in the Rye,
Lord of the Flies, Rule
of the Bone
Sight essay or short
story
Documentary Study
Essay Writing
EQAO prep. materials

Unit 4

Drama:
Shakespeares
Romeo and Juliet

Text: Romeo and Juliet

Unit 5

Culminating
Activity:
Bildungsroman

Texts: individual
personal novel and
texts covered in course

Introduction to writing in various forms: journal


writing supported opinion and essay writing;
diagnostic reading/writing testing. Review of
elements of style, usage and spelling. Viewing and
analysis of films and other media sources related to
the theme of coming of age; creative writing
activities and/or film review assignment.
Teacher led and /or small group study of a chosen
novel; critical and creative writing activities related to
the novels; group seminar and individual research
essay on a social issue related to the novels.

Analysis of a sight passage; extended creative


written response
Analyze documentary
Research Skills
Essay Writing
Review of reading and writing forms for Literacy Test
Reading and viewing of the play (in-class film
versions and possible field trip); modernization of
the play in a new setting and/or locale; group
presentation and individual media creation.
Individual and small group investigation into several
different genres related to the theme of coming of
age. Library and internet research, independent
reading; seminar presentation and media creation.

rosedale heights school of the arts

2015-2016 Instructors: Ms. Clark,


Ms. Eidt, Mr. Parkes, Ms. Thorpe

ENG2D Overview of Summative Evaluation


Strands: Term Work is broken down into four strands:
1. Literature Studies and Reading
2. Writing
3. Oral Communication
4. Media Studies
Unit
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
5
5
5

Assignment
Coming of Age Writing Portfolio
Fiction Summary and/or Creative Response
Group Media Presentation Coming of Age
Original Media Creation
Literature Circle or Novel Work
Grammar and Usage applied to Personal Writing
Literary Essay based on Novel
Book Clubs and/or Oral Skills (debating/drama)
Midterm Examination
Cinema for Social Change Research Essay
EQAO Preparation
R+ J Character Assignment
R + J Scene Presentation
R + J Original Media Creation
ISU Bildungsroman Reading Process Culm. Act.
ISU Bildungsroman Writing Culminating Activity
ISU Bildungsroman Oral Response Culm. Act.
ISU Bildungsroman Media Response Culm. Act.

25%
25%
25%
25%
LSR

W
X
X
X

OC

MS
X
X
X
X

X
X

X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X

X
X

X
X

X
X
X
X

Please Note: This is a projected breakdown of assignments; throughout the year, assignments may be amended,
and/or renegotiated depending on the needs and progress of the class. Each assignment will be accompanied by a
written outline detailing the breakdown, deadlines, timelines, etc. for that assignment. Units may be taught in a
different order due to sharing texts among the different classes.

Course Materials
You need the following for each and every class:
A binder for handouts and assignments
A separate section in your binder for daily journal writing
Writing materials such as lined paper and pens
Your school agenda
Your assigned textbook
Class Buddy:
Please record the name, phone number and e-mail address of someone in the class whom you
can call when you are absent to obtain missing work:
Name:_____________

Phone Number:______________________________

E-mail:_______________________________________________

rosedale heights school of the arts

2015-2016 Instructors: Ms. Clark,


Ms. Eidt, Mr. Parkes, Ms. Thorpe