English 11 Course Outline

29/06/2010 10:34


    English 11 Course Outline
  Sullivan Heights Secondary



Ms Garr




Required Materials:

Binder, dividers, post-it notes, pens, pencils (felts, scissors etc. will be required at some points in the course.)


Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Grade 11:

collect, refine, and use evidence to explain  and support personal and critical responses, analyses, and interpretations of texts

select and apply strategies to construct, monitor, extend, and confirm meaning before, during, and after listening, reading, and viewing and to consider author’s craft

select and apply strategies to develop, organize, revise, and publish written, visual, and oral communications

use metacognitive strategies to reflect on and assess speaking and listening, reading and viewing, and writing and representing

use the features, structures, patterns, and context of language to make meaning from what is heard, read, and viewed and to appreciate the author’s craft

use features, structures, and conventions  of language to enhance meaning, artistry, coherence, and unity in written and spoken communications

interact with others to explore, understand, and create ideas and texts and deepen understanding

select and read a variety of texts for enjoyment and to increase fluency

listen, read, and view literary, information,  and visual texts to comprehend, analyse, synthesize, and evaluate ideas, attending to bias, perspectives, voice, context, author’s logic, and quality of evidence

create personal and critical oral and written communications and representations with clearly developed ideas that connect experiences, ideas, opinions, and feelings

speak, write, and represent information, persuasive, narrative, poetic, and descriptive texts to communicate and critique ideas and information with a clear purpose and form

speak, write, and represent to interpret, analyse, and synthesize ideas and information, attending to bias, perspectives, voice, context, author’s logic, and quality of evidence


Students read and analyze Lord of the Flies. Students will study character analysis, literary devices, themes etc.


Literature Circles:

Students will choose from a selection of novels to read. This unit involves journal response, and group discussion, primarily to encourage and support reading for pleasure.


Short Stories: Tigers of the Snow

Selected stories are read, with emphasis on the elements of the short story, character analysis and thematic interpretation.


Poetry: Echos I

Students review poetic devices, read a variety of selected poems and interpret various poems.



Students read and study Macbeth , prefaced by a brief overview of Shakespeare’s life and the Elizabethan Age.



The writing process and the structure of the formal essay are reviewed as well as editing skills. Emphasis placed on formal writing and well as narrative writing. Students will complete both process and impromptu writing selections employing effective peer and self editing and assessment.


Course Requirements and Expectations:

All students are required to:

* Come to class on time with the necessary materials.

* Complete all assignments and homework on time. Class assignments and homework are a necessary component of successfully fulfilling required learning outcomes.

* Each class will begin with silent reading. Students are expected to bring a novel to class.




All students are expected to:

1. Treat others with respect and courtesy.

2. Apply themselves to their work and work quietly when necessary.

3. At the start of class, enter the room quietly, and check the front board for the day’s agenda.

4. At the end of the class, remain seated until dismissed by the teacher.

5. No cell phones, MP3 players are allowed in class. They will be confiscated to be picked up in the office by a parent.



Students’ overall letter grade is based on various assessment procedures.

*Oral assignments: 20%

*Impromptu Writing/Reading/Viewing: 20%

*Process Writing/Reading/Viewing: 20%

*Summative Assessments 15%

*Final Exam 25%


In the event that there is a significant discrepancy between the skills demonstrated by a student on work done in class and work done out of class, the student’s in class work will constitute their over-all evaluation. Questionable out of class samples may be disregarded.


Student Signature: Parent/Guardian Signature:

__________________ ______________________

Parent email contact for marks updates/communication:____________________________________________




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