Semester: 1, 2017-2018
Teacher Name: Mr. David Vance
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.
Important Dates and Upcoming Evaluations
- Monday, November 20 (new date!): ISU analysis sheets due at beginning of class.
- Tuesday, November 21 (new date!): Hamlet Mini-test #1
- Tuesday, November 28: Literature Circles meeting #1. Individual role contributions will be due. See these instructions for details.
- Tuesday, December 5th: Formal Outlines may be submitted for the ISU assignment (Note that this is an optional assignment. If students would like to pursue an excellent essay-writing process, they are encouraged to submit an outline for this date.)