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Grade 9 English

English, Academic - ENG1D1

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grade 11 and 12.

English, Applied - ENG1P1

This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college, or workplace preparation courses in Grade 11 and 12.

English, Locally Developed - ENG1L1

This course provides foundational literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, and in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation Course. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students develop strategies and put into practice the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.

English, Enriched - ENG1D3

This course follows the same mandate and guidelines as that of Grade Nine Academic English, particularly with regard to assessment and evaluation. Since this class is comprised of highly motivated students, the level of interaction is energetic and insightful. Course material is covered with emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills and the exchange and articulation of ideas. Student input is valued and individual growth is encouraged.

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