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Grade 9 Homeroom 33 Ms. Bourbonnais

Grade 9 English Language Arts Regular

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. The theme of this course is Human Rights, specifically the genocide in Rwanda, Civil Rights in the United States, and the Holocaust. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
 
Class Expectations: Students will often be given enough class time to finish assignments, but are expected to complete the assignments as homework when necessary. They are expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per evening.

Assessment and Evalution: Students will read at least one novel with comprehension questions per term. As well, each term consists of formative written assignments, some which are graded, some which are not. These lead up to a summative written assignment at the end of the term. The final exam is worth 20% of the student’s grade

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Grade 9 English Language Arts Advanced

Course Description: 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. The theme of this course is Human Rights, specifically the genocide in Rwanda, Civil Rights in the United States, and the Holocaust. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Class Expectations:  This class will move faster than the regular program and students are expected to complete the assignments as homework when necessary. They are expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per evening.

Assessment and Evaluation:  Students will read at least one novel with comprehension questions per term. As well, each term consists of formative written assignments, some which are graded, some which are not. These lead up to a summative written assignment at the end of the term. The final exam is worth 20% of the student's grade.

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Grade 9 English Language Arts Supportive

Course Description: 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. The theme of this course is Human Rights, specifically the genocide in Rwanda, Civil Rights in the United States, and the Holocaust. Students in this course will be supported in whatever ways are necessary to help them to learn the outcomes.

Class Expectations: Students will often be given enough class time to finish assignments, but are expected to complete the assignments as homework when necessary.

Assessment and Evaluation: Students will read at least one novel with comprehension questions per term. As well, each term consists of formative written assignments, some which are graded, some which are not. These lead up to a summative written assignment at the end of the term. The final exam is worth 20% of the student's grade.

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Contact Information:  sbourbonnais @wsd1.org or Ph: 586-9606

 

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