Course Title: Canadian Literature, Grade 11
Course Code: ETC 3M
Course Type: University/College, Mixed
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Tuition Fee (CAD): $639
This course emphasizes the study and analysis of literary texts by Canadian authors for students with a special interest in Canadian literature. Students will study the themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a variety of literary texts representative of various time periods and of the diverse cultures and regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them.
Overall Curriculum Expectations
By the end of the course, students will gain proficiency in the following areas:
- Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
- Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
- Reflecting on Skills and Strategies; reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communications situations.
Reading and Literature Studies
- Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;
- Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning;
- Reading With Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;
- Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.
- Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
- Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;
- Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;
- Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.
- Understanding Media Texts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;
- Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques: identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning;
- Creating Media Texts: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;
- Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
|Unit 1: Informational Texts|
You will participate in writing exercises that will encourage you to express your opinions about issues related to driving. Special focus is placed on drivers’ rights and responsibilities. You will apply effective pre-reading, during reading and after reading strategies to informational texts related to driving and reflect on elements used in publications that promote readability. You will learn to make notes on an informational text that you have read. You will use both words and graphics to record and organize your ideas. A post-test on driving will allow you to determine how much you have learned about the topic through the unit.
|Unit 2: Communicating in the Real World|
You will solidify your understanding of researching, forming opinions, and writing formal paragraphs through exploring and communicating the benefits of volunteering. Throughout the you will participate in a discussion activity and paragraph writing activity to demonstrate the importance of good speaking and listening skills. You will be exposed to the steps necessary to presenting effectively. Through preparing a presentation related to volunteering, you will learn how to research, plan, and prepare for effective presentations. You will learn to reflect on body language, facial expression, and speaking techniques, and images, in order to prepare to present orally to an audience and how to use a variety of presentation aids through text and a multimedia element.
|Unit 3: Narrative Texts|
Throughout this unit you will learn to write a free verse poem to demonstrate understanding of the genre, a free verse poem incorporating figurative language, write a quiz to demonstrate knowledge of figurative language. You will explore the use of figurative language in songs and the effectiveness of these literary devices. You will explore the concept of cause and effect through diagrams and a journal and the use of figurative language in prose.You will demonstrate understanding of character and conflict maps, explore the teleplay genre and demonstrate understanding of the form and structure of the teleplay
|Unit 4: The Yellow Brick Road|
In this unit you will apply pre-reading strategies to the novel of choice and solidify your understanding of character mapping and characterization. You will apply your knowledge and solidify your understanding of conflict mapping, types of conflict, the nature of conflict and the outcome. You will get the opportunity extend your understanding of during reading strategies and predicting outcomes. You will demonstrate understanding of novel and applying knowledge to another genre – the letter writing. You will be able to demonstrate after reading skills by identifying the messages in the novel.
|Unit 5: Culminating Unit|
The culminating unit will consist of a four part project which will help you to apply all the skills learned throughout the course.
|Total Hours||110 hours|