Level: University / College
Semester: 1, 2017-2018
Teacher Name: Mr. David Vance
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
Important Dates and Upcoming Evaluations
- Tuesday, January 9: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Acts 4-5 mini-test
- Thursday, January 11: Literature Circles meeting #4. Individual contributions will be due at the end of class.
- Friday, January 12: Personal reflection paper due at the beginning of class. See here for details.
- Thursday, January 18: Summative essays due at the beginning of class. See here for details.