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					                             COURSE OUTLINE

                                    ELA 10-1

                                 Miss J. Allard

                       E-mail: jaallard@cbe.ab.ca
                       Phone : 281-3366 ext. 7024

Welcome to English 10-1 ! I am looking forward to both teaching and working
with you.

The course will incorporate the six strands of learning: reading, writing, listening,
speaking, viewing, and representing), demonstrated through the study of a
variety of texts and creating a variety of responses.

TEXTS TO BE STUDIED

   •   Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird
   •   Shakespearean Play: Julius Caesar
   •   Feature Films (2 out of the 4): A Time to Kill, Stand By Me, Edward
       Scissorhands, Unbreakable
   •   A variety of poems, lyrics
   •   A variety of short stories
   •   Popular non-fiction: news articles, videos, etc.
   •   Media studies
   •   Writing activities : creative writing (poetry, prose, etc.) and essay writing,
       with a focus on the personal response

COURSE WORK (70%)                                 FINAL EXAM (30%)

Short Story (10%)                                 Written Essay – Part A (50%)
Novel Study (20%)                                 Reading Exam – Part B (50%)
Poetry (10%)
Drama (20%)
Film Study/Visual/Multimedia Texts (10%)

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

   •   Attendance: If you miss a class due to lateness, illness, or any other
       reason, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed either from
       me or a fellow classmate. Also, be sure to collect any
       handouts/worksheets needed. Chronic absences will be referred to
       administration.
  •   Preparedness: It is your responsibility to bring any necessary books,
      materials, etc., needed for the class.

  •   Late Assignments: Late assignments will be accepted, however, work will
      be assessed in a stricter manner. Any assignments, however, received
      more than a month after the due date will be deducted an automatic 15%.
      Students with exceedingly late or missing assignments will be required to
      complete work in the completion room or in the classroom on a
      predetermined day. If more time is needed for an assignment, this matter
      must be discussed prior to the due date.

  •   Cell Phones/Mobile Devices: Any of these devices are not permitted
      during instructional time. MP3’s and other music devices are allowed
      during independent work time, within reason.

  •   Food: Food and drink is permitted in the class, provided you clean up your
      mess afterwards. If this becomes a problem, overall, then food and drink
      will be banned from the classroom.

  •   Respect: Listen, work, and speak with this notion in mind. A positive and
      welcoming learning environment is of utmost importance.

  •   Plagiarism: “The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and
      thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own
      original work.” The bottom line: DO NOT COPY WORK THAT IS NOT
      YOURS. If you are unsure about what is acceptable and not acceptable,
      feel free to discuss this with me. Any plagiarized work will result in an
      automatic zero, and parents/guardians will be notified.

  •   3 Strikes: The basic rule of thumb is as follows: the first offense, I will
      speak with you directly; the second offense will be a phone call home; and
      the third will result in an office referral. ‘Offenses’ include behavioural
      issues, inconsistent attendance/lates, missing assignments, etc. This rule
      can, at times, be subject to change, depending on certain circumstances.

  •   Silent Reading: students will be given approximately 15-30 minutes each
      day to do silent reading (your own material), or, if permitted, they can use
      this opportunity to catch up on missing assignments for the course.

  •   Extra Help: I will be available most days after school (and some lunch
      periods) for those students who require extra help on an assignment, need
      to pick up work, want to catch up, etc. If I am not in the classroom, you
      are always welcome to come to Room 126 (the Social/English workroom)
      and ask for me.


Student Signature _____________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature ______________________________________
Date ________________________________________________________
                            COURSE OUTLINE

                                    ELA 20-1

                                  Miss J. Allard

                       E-mail: jaallard@cbe.ab.ca
                       Phone : 281-3366 ext. 7024

Welcome to English 20-1 ! I am looking forward to both teaching and working
with you.

The course will incorporate the six strands of learning: reading, writing, listening,
speaking, viewing, and representing), demonstrated through the study of a
variety of texts and creating a variety of responses.

TEXTS TO BE STUDIED

   •   Novel: Lord of the Flies
   •   Shakespearean Play: Macbeth
   •   Feature Films: The Matrix, The Green Mile
   •   A variety of poems, lyrics
   •   A variety of short stories
   •   Popular non-fiction: news articles, videos, etc.
   •   Media studies
   •   Writing activities : creative writing (poetry, prose, etc.) and essay writing

COURSE WORK (70%)                                 FINAL EXAM (30%)

Short Story (10%)                                 Written Essay – Part A (15%)
Novel Study (20%)                                 Reading Exam – Part B (15%)
Poetry (10%)
Drama (20%)
Film Study/Visual/Multimedia Texts (10%)

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

   •   Attendance: If you miss a class due to lateness, illness, or any other
       reason, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed either from
       me or a fellow classmate. Also, be sure to collect any
       handouts/worksheets needed. Chronic absences will be referred to
       administration.

   •   Preparedness: It is your responsibility to bring any necessary books,
       materials, etc., needed for the class.
  •   Late Assignments: Late assignments will be accepted, however, work will
      be assessed in a stricter manner. Students with exceedingly late or
      missing assignments will be required to complete work in the completion
      room or in the classroom on a predetermined day. If more time is needed
      for an assignment, this matter must be discussed prior to the due date.

  •   Cell Phones/Mobile Devices: Any of these devices are not permitted
      during instructional time. MP3’s and other music devices are allowed
      during independent work time, within reason.

  •   Food: Food and drink is permitted in the class, provided you clean up your
      mess afterwards. If this becomes a problem, overall, then food and drink
      will be banned from the classroom.

  •   Respect: Listen, work, and speak with this notion in mind. A positive and
      welcoming learning environment is of utmost importance.

  •   Plagiarism: “The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and
      thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own
      original work.” The bottom line: DO NOT COPY WORK THAT IS NOT
      YOURS. If you are unsure about what is acceptable and not acceptable,
      feel free to discuss with me. Any plagiarized work will result in an
      automatic zero, and parents/guardians will be notified.

  •   3 Strikes: The basic rule of thumb is as follows: the first offense, I will
      speak with you directly; the second offense will be a phone call home; and
      the third will result in an office referral. ‘Offenses’ include behavioural
      issues, inconsistent attendance/lates, missing assignments, etc. This rule
      can, at times, be subject to change, depending on certain circumstances.

  •   Silent Reading: students will be given approximately 15 minutes each day
      to do silent reading (your own material), or, if permitted, they can use this
      opportunity to catch up on missing assignments.

  •   Extra Help: I will be available most days after school (and some lunch
      periods) for those students who require extra help on an assignment, need
      to pick up work, want to catch up, etc. If I am not in the classroom, you
      are always welcome to come to Room 126 (the Social/English workroom)
      and ask for me.


Student Signature _____________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature ______________________________________
Date ________________________________________________________
                            COURSE OUTLINE

                                    ELA 30-2

                                 Miss J. Allard

                       E-mail: jaallard@cbe.ab.ca
                       Phone : 281-3366 ext. 7024

Welcome to English 30-2! I am looking forward to both teaching and working
with you.

The course will incorporate the six strands of learning: reading, writing, listening,
speaking, viewing, and representing), demonstrated through the study of a
variety of texts and creating a variety of responses.

TEXTS TO BE STUDIED

   •   Novel: Night, Finding Forrester
   •   Shakespearean Play: Othello
   •   Feature Films: The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight
   •   A variety of poems, lyrics
   •   A variety of short stories
   •   Popular non-fiction: news articles, videos, etc.
   •   Media studies
   •   Writing activities : creative writing (poetry, prose, etc.) and essay writing

COURSE WORK (50%)                                 DIPLOMA EXAM (50%)

Short Story (10%)                                 Written Essay – Part A (15%)
Novel Study (25%)                                 Reading Exam – Part B (15%)
Poetry (10%)
Drama (20%)
Film Study/Visual/Multimedia Texts (5%)

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

   •   Attendance: If you miss a class due to lateness, illness, or any other
       reason, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed either from
       me or a fellow classmate. Also, be sure to collect any
       handouts/worksheets needed. Chronic absences will be referred to
       administration.

   •   Preparedness: It is your responsibility to bring any necessary books,
       materials, etc., needed for the class.
  •   Late Assignments: Late assignments will be accepted, however, work will
      be assessed in a stricter manner. Students with exceedingly late or
      missing assignments will be required to complete work in the completion
      room or in the classroom on a predetermined day. If more time is needed
      for an assignment, this matter must be discussed prior to the due date.

  •   Cell Phones/Mobile Devices: Any of these devices are not permitted
      during instructional time. MP3’s and other music devices are allowed
      during independent work time, within reason.

  •   Food: Food and drink is permitted in the class, provided you clean up your
      mess afterwards. If this becomes a problem, overall, then food and drink
      will be banned from the classroom.

  •   Respect: Listen, work, and speak with this notion in mind. A positive and
      welcoming learning environment is of utmost importance.

  •   Plagiarism: “The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and
      thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own
      original work.” The bottom line: DO NOT COPY WORK THAT IS NOT
      YOURS. If you are unsure about what is acceptable and not acceptable,
      feel free to discuss with me. Any plagiarized work will result in an
      automatic zero, and parents/guardians will be notified.

  •   3 Strikes: The basic rule of thumb is as follows: the first offense, I will
      speak with you directly; the second offense will be a phone call home; and
      the third will result in an office referral. ‘Offenses’ include behavioural
      issues, inconsistent attendance/lates, missing assignments, etc. This rule
      can, at times, be subject to change, depending on certain circumstances.

  •   Silent Reading: students will be given approximately 15 minutes each day
      to do silent reading (your own material), or, if permitted, they can use this
      opportunity to catch up on missing assignments.

  •   Extra Help: I will be available most days after school (and some lunch
      periods) for those students who require extra help on an assignment, need
      to pick up work, want to catch up, etc. If I am not in the classroom, you
      are always welcome to come to Room 126 (the Social/English workroom)
      and ask for me.


Student Signature _____________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature ______________________________________
Date ________________________________________________________
                  Welcome to English 10-1
                         Course Outline and Expectations

Ms. C. Frenette
cpfrenette@cbe.ab.ca (preferred communication)
Phone: 403-281-3366 ext: 2129 voicemail: 7060

Description of Course:
The English Language Arts Program           These general outcomes state that students will listen, speak,
is a Student Outcomes-Based                 read, write, view and represent to:
Curriculum. This means that five                1. explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcomes serve as the                   2. comprehend and respond personally, critically and
foundation for what occurs                          creatively to literature and to other texts in oral, print,
throughout the semester.                            visual and multimedia forms.
                                                3. manage ideas and information
                                                4. create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and
                                                    enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
                                                5. respect, support and collaborate with others
            Each of the above General Outcomes also involves several specific outcomes that
                         students are expected to achieve by the end of the course.

Texts to be Studied and Created:
Through the study of short stories, essays, novels, poetry, Shakespeare, film and non-fiction,
you will have opportunities to develop effective language strategies in reading, writing,
viewing, listening and oral communication that will enable you to work collaboratively and
independently.

You will not only study but create and be assessed on a variety of print, oral, visual and
multimedia text for a range of audiences and purposes.

Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird
Film: A Time to Kill
Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

    •   texts are subject to be changed

Independent reading

We will begin each class with 10 minutes of silent reading.
You are expected to bring an appropriate novel to each
class and also to utilize extra class time reading.
Throughout the semester, you may be given projects or
assignments that will be based on your novel choices. If you are uncertain
if your novel is suitable, please ask me. You should be reading a
minimum of one novel per month.



Evaluation will be calculated based      Attendance:
upon a variety of evaluative measures    Attendance expectations are clearly stated in the student
 • Course work                70%        agenda/handbook. It is your responsibility to attend class every
                                         day and arrive on time. If for any reason you are absent, you are
 • Final Exam
                                         still responsible for the work you missed. An excused absence does
                              30%
                                         not necessarily translate into an excused mark from your teacher.


Course Expectations:
    •   Be in class, on time, with all necessary materials.
    •   Homework is due at the beginning of class
    •   LATE ASSIGNMENTS: deduct 10% per school day up to a maximum of 30%
        after which time you will complete the assignment in the completion room
        after school or receive a zero. Come and speak to me if you have extenuating
        circumstances
    •   Plagiarism: “The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and
        thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own
        original work.” What does this mean? Any copying of information that is not
        your own is considered to be the ‘stealing of ideas’ and will not be tolerated.
        Such actions will result in an automatic zero and your parents/guardians will
        be notified.
    •   Put forth your best effort and be respectful to the learning environment

I will be available for extra help upon request in the morning, lunch or
after school. If I am not in my classroom, most of the time I will be in room
#122 (the journalism room). I encourage and welcome you to visit. ☺
                  Welcome to English 20-2
                         Course Outline and Expectations

Ms. C. Frenette
cpfrenette@cbe.ab.ca (preferred communication)
Phone: 403-281-3366 ext: 2129 voicemail: 7060

Description of Course:
The English Language Arts Program           These general outcomes state that students will listen, speak,
is a Student Outcomes-Based                 read, write, view and represent to:
Curriculum. This means that five                1. explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcomes serve as the                   2. comprehend and respond personally, critically and
foundation for what occurs                          creatively to literature and to other texts in oral, print,
throughout the semester.                            visual and multimedia forms.
                                                3. manage ideas and information
                                                4. create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and
                                                    enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
                                                5. respect, support and collaborate with others
            Each of the above General Outcomes also involves several specific outcomes that
                         students are expected to achieve by the end of the course.

Texts to be Studied and Created:
Through the study of short stories, factual narratives, novels, poetry, Shakespeare, film and a
variety of non-fiction, you will have opportunities to develop effective language strategies in
reading, writing, viewing, listening and oral communication that will enable you to work
collaboratively and independently.

You will not only study but create and be assessed on a variety of print, oral, visual and
multimedia text for a range of audiences and purposes.

Novel: Catch Me if You Can
Shakespeare: Macbeth
Film: October Sky

    •   Texts are subject to change


Evaluation will be calculated based           Attendance:
upon a variety of evaluative measures         Attendance expectations are clearly stated in the student
 • Course work                   70%          agenda/handbook. It is your responsibility to attend class every
                                              day and arrive on time. If for any reason you are absent, you are
 • Final Exam
                                              still responsible for the work you missed. An excused absence does
                                 30%
                                              not necessarily translate into an excused mark from your teacher.
Course Expectations:
   •   Be in class, on time, with all necessary materials.
   •   Homework is due at the beginning of class
   •   LATE ASSIGNMENTS: deduct 10% per school day up to a maximum of 30%
       after which time you will complete the assignment in the completion room
       after school or receive a zero. Come and speak to me if you have extenuating
       circumstances
   •   Plagiarism: “The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and
       thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own
       original work.” What does this mean? Any copying of information that is not
       your own is considered to be the ‘stealing of ideas’ and will not be tolerated.
       Such actions will result in an automatic zero and your parents/guardians will
       be notified.
   •   Put forth your best effort and be respectful to the learning environment

I will be available for extra help upon request in the morning, lunch or
after school. I also have prep during periods 2 and 3 IF YOU HAVE A
SPARE. If I am not in my classroom, most of the time I will be in room
#122 (the journalism room). I encourage and welcome you to visit. ☺
 J-Block Journalism 15, 25, 35
Welcome to J- Block Journalism!
This is an interesting course because it gives you a chance to be
involved in the Journalism program outside of the regular timetable.
There is freedom that comes with working on your own time, but
communication is paramount. Find a time in your schedule every
morning or lunch hour that works to touch base with me.

Your mark with be based on articles for each issue of the FEVER, participation in LTV,
layout and miscellaneous work.

1 – ARTICLES – 50% of mark – For each issue of the FEVER you are expected to
write two substantial articles and any number of smaller pieces. You should have one
feature article for each paper. Over the course of the semester you should aim to cover
all of the types of articles on the Story Type Check List.

Process:
      Decide on your idea
      Talk with me if you are having trouble coming up with ideas
      Write up your article idea on the white board under the appropriate category
      Write and edit your article using the FEVER style guide
      Put your article in the inbox
      I will edit your article and put it in the outbox
      Take your article, edit, and fix corrections
      Place back in inbox
      This process will continue until I write ready for M-drive on the article
      Save your article in the correct section area and paper # in the M-drive

Your articles are the most important aspect of your work and your mark in the J-block
course. Talk to me about any troubles you are having with articles.

2 – LTV – 30% - You will participate in LTV according to assignments. You will have
a day of the week that is your responsibility. There is work to be done on and off camera.

3 – LAYOUT – 10% (LATE NIGHT PARTICIPATION) Before each issue of the
FEVER we have a layout night that you will attend.

4 – MISCELLANEOUS – 10% photography, LTV features, possible advertising etc.

Be sure to see me with any problems and concerns. You can find me in room 126 (Social
English department office), 129(my classroom), or 122 (Journalism room)


        Cathi Frenette         cpfrenette@cbe.ab.ca          281-3366 (voice mail 7060)
                                      Ecole Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School
                                                English Department


                English Language Arts 10-2 Course Outline
                                                February 2, 2009


Miss. Hammond                                                        Contact Number: 281-3366 ext. 2116/2118
                                                                               Email: lahammond@cbe.ab.ca

Prerequisite
       Based on students’ performance in Grade 9, their teachers’ recommendation, and their course
requests, students entering École Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School will be assigned to one of the four programs
offered in English.

Course Materials
Novels, internet resources, readings, scripts etc.

Aim
According to Alberta Learning’s Program of Studies, there are two basic aims of senior high school English
Language Arts:

   1. To encourage, in students, an understanding and appreciation of the significance and artistry of
      literature.
   2. To enable each student to understand and appreciate language and to use it confidently and
      competently for a variety of purposes, with a variety of audiences and in a variety of situations for
      communication, personal satisfaction and learning.

Learning Goal(s)
On a general level, at completion of English 10-1, students should be able to listen, speak, read, write, and
represent to:
    - Explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
    - Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, multimedia forms and respond critically,
       personally, and creatively.
    - Manage ideas and information.
    - Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance clarity and artistry of communication.
    - Respect, support and collaborate with classmates and the teacher.

Course Content
This course includes curriculum based upon thematic units that address the theory of literature, film, writing
styles, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary enrichment. The unit titles are as follows, with proposed resources.
Please note that these titles may change.

               Short Stories………………… Selections from various authors
               Novel Study………………… TBA
               Film and Media……………… Modern selections
               Drama………………………… Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare
               Poetry………………………… Assorted poems from various authors and time periods
               Non-fiction… … … … … … Selections from various authors
Evaluation

Students will be assessed on their demonstration of the above learner goals, as taken from the Alberta
English Language Arts curriculum. A variety of assessment techniques will be used, including formal
exams, essays, creative and reflective writing, projects and presentations. Students will be assessed based on
language-usage and correctness.

The final mark will be divided as following:

60% - Course Work: assignments, quizzes, essays, group and individual projects

                This section includes a variety of formats each reporting period. Both
                progressive and polished pieces of work such as a variety of text creations
                including, written commentaries and comparative essays, as well as oral
                presentations and oral commentaries are included in this category. Student
                progress will be monitored with a number of different assessment techniques,
                which will reflect your learning achievements. Your individual participation and
                efforts during in-class assignments, working in other designated areas in the
                school, homework completion, and group work are required.


10% - Homework, attitude, attendance and participation

                Student progress will be monitored with a number of different assessments
                techniques, which will reflect your learning achievements. Your individual
                participation and efforts during in-class assignments, working in other
                designated areas in the school, homework completion, and group work are
                required.


30% - Final Exam
*course weightings are subject to change if necessary

Course Expectations:
To ensure success in this course, you should:
• Attend class regularly. When you miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed.
    Please pick a buddy in the class with whom you can call/email to correspond with about course
    information.
•   Be on time.
•   Bring all appropriate materials to class.
•   Hand in ALL assignments when they are due.
             o Parents/Guardians will be contacted if assignments are tardy or not handed-in
             o If the assignment has not been handed-in after 7 days, a referral to an administrator will take
                 place
•   All assignments, quizzes/exams, essays and projects must be completed to receive credit in the course.
    Assignments may be redone to ensure full understanding and mastery of material.
•   Please remember to write your name, class, and date on all assignments.
•   All work should be neat and organized. Being organized will help you be a better student.
•   If you are having trouble with the work in the class, please feel free to ask me for help. I am here to help
    you! ☺
                                                                                         Enjoy the course! ☺
Course Outline for English Language Arts 20‐1 AP 08/09 
Dr. E.P. Scarlett Senior High School 
Teacher:  Ms. Monique Henderson 
E‐mail:  mohenderson@cbe.ab.ca 
Telephone:  281 – 3366 
                         English Language Arts 20-1
                              ADVANCED PLACEMENT
As articulated in the language arts program of studies (The Common Curriculum Framework for 
English Language Arts, Kindergarten to Grade 12),  “language” is viewed as six processes or 
“arts” – reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking and representing ‐ the tools through which 
we think and act as we seek to understand and shape the world, others and ourselves. 
 
To develop your language skills, you will study and respond to several literary forms that relate 
to the theme, Good and Evil. 
 
Course Organization 
Since this is an AP class, the literature studied is extended and enriched beyond the Alberta 
Learning requirements of high school English.  The course is designed to challenge highly 
motivated, self‐directed learners who read and write at an advanced level and demonstrate a 
willingness to work collaboratively with their peers. 
    
The course work is tentatively organized into the areas/units of study outlined below.  This is a 
flexible plan.  Room is left in the plans to respond to your learning needs and interests as the 
curriculum unfolds.  Emphasis will be placed on your engagement by providing a rigorous and 
challenging academic program.  

Review of Literary Response:  Personal and Analytical/Critical 
Shakespearean Play:  Macbeth and As You Like It  
Novel Study:  A Tale of Two Cities and A Separate Peace 
Modern Play:  The Elephant Man and/or The Crucible 
Greek Tragedy: Oedipus Rex 
Feature Film:  Dead Poets Society  
Short Stories:  critical analysis and interpretation of selected stories from Literary Experiences 
Volume II, Inside Stories III and Story and Structure 
Poetry:  critical analysis, interpretation and oral reading of a variety of poetic forms from 
different time periods   
Reading Program  
Review and Exam Preparation 
 
In addition to these core readings, you will do extensive supplementary reading – poetry, 
essays, bible stories, mythology, song lyrics, literary and film criticism, etc. 
 
 
 
 
Evaluation  
50%  Comprehensive Assignments and Tests 
15%  Routine Assignments and Quizzes 
5%     Reading Program  
30%  Final Exam (15% reading section/ 15% writing section) 
The English 20-1AP final exam has two parts – a writing section and a reading section. The
writing component is scheduled for_______________________________________, and the
reading portion will take place on_____________________________________________.                       
 
 
General Expectations 
You are expected to attend class fully prepared to take advantage of the opportunities and 
learning experiences that are offered.  Your responsibilities include: 
 
        1. A willingness to participate in class events and discussions, showing respect for the 
            opinions of others and class equipment. 
        2. Regular and punctual attendance.  You are expected to arrive for class with the 
            required materials. 
        3. Acceptance of responsibility for the completion of all assigned work by the assigned 
            date.  Missed assignments and activities must be made up promptly.  Extensions will 
            not be given under normal circumstances. 
        4. A legible and organized binder that contains notes and assignments. 
        5. A comprehensive record of all assignments and grades received. 
 
Homework Expectations 
*Each evening, you can expect to do a significant amount of reading and writing.* 
  
Late Assignment Policy 
You are expected to meet all deadlines.  If an extension is required due to extraordinary 
circumstances, you must arrange for an extension with your teacher at least 3 days in advance 
of the due date.  Late assignments will be penalized 5% per day (including week‐ends) up to a 
total of 5 days or 25%, and your parent/guardian will be contacted. Also, a parent/guardian will 
be informed if a zero must be assigned. 
 
Plagiarism 
Plagiarism – claiming that someone else’s ideas or work is your own – is theft of intellectual 
property and will not be tolerated. 
 
Absences, Extra Help and Catching Up 
Students who are absent due to illness or appointments are expected to make up all missed 
work as soon as possible. Extended absences due to illnesses or family holidays must be 
reported in the office.  For absences of less than three days, students should contact a classmate 
to get the missed work.  For absences of three or more days, students should contact me.  For 
extended holidays, students need to contact me well in advance of departure.  
  
Scheduled noontime and after school extra help sessions are available to all students.  Students 
are encouraged to approach me for special help. 
Materials 
binder, dividers, duo‐tangs for submitting written projects, loose‐leaf paper (both lined and 
blank), pens (blue and red), eraser, pencil case, scissors, college dictionary (pocket size), college 
thesaurus (pocket size), reinforcements, ruler, pencils, pencil crayons/coloured markers, glue 
stick, memory stick 
 
 
Food and Drink 
As long as your healthy food and drink are not the focus of your time, you may snack in the 
classroom.  You may not eat your lunch in my classroom after lunch period unless you have 
been involved in a school based activity that prevented you from eating your lunch.  You may 
not leave the classroom to get food and drinks.  Hot food is not permitted as the rest of us do 
not want to end up salivating.  You are expected to clean up after yourself so the privilege is not 
revoked.   
 
 
Discmans and IPODS   
These devices are not permitted.  During a work period the classroom will be a quiet place to 
work.  As well, when you write final exams in all of your subjects you will not be allowed to have 
any listening materials.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
I greatly look forward to teaching and learning with you this semester.☺ 
 
 
Ms. Henderson 
mohenderson@cbe.ab.ca 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parent Signature and Comments: 
 
Course Outline for English Language Arts 30‐2 08/09 
Dr. E.P. Scarlett Senior High School 
Teacher:  Ms. Monique Henderson 
E‐mail:  mohenderson@cbe.ab.ca 
Telephone:  281 – 3366 



                              English Language Arts 30-2
 
Course Organization

The emphasis at the 30-2 level is to continue to develop your language skills (reading, writing,
listening, viewing, speaking and representing) by exploring engaging and challenging literature
and to prepare you for success on the diploma exam which is worth 50% of your grade twelve
mark in English.

The course work is tentatively organized into the areas/units of study outlined below. This is a
flexible plan. Room is left in the plans to respond to your learning needs and interests as the
curriculum unfolds.

What matters on the diploma exam? Visual Reflection, Literary Exploration, Persuasive Speech,
Business Letter, Reading Comprehension

    Novel Study: Finding Forrester and Tuesdays with Morrie

Shakespearean Play: Othello

Feature Film: The Shawshank Redemption

Short Stories: critical analysis and interpretation of one or more of the following: Horses of the Night,
The Rockinghorse Winner, The Lottery, The Charmer

Poetry: critical analysis, interpretation and oral reading of several poetic forms from different time
periods

Review and Exam Preparation


Evaluation
30% Comprehensive Assignments and Tests
15% Routine Assignments and Quizzes
5% Reading Program and Related Assignments
50% Final Exam (25% reading section/ 25% writing section)
General Expectations
You are expected to attend class fully prepared to take advantage of the opportunities and
learning experiences that are offered. Your responsibilities include:

       1. A willingness to participate in class events and discussions, showing respect for the
          opinions of others and class equipment.
       2. Regular and punctual attendance. You are expected to arrive for class with the
          required materials.
       3. Acceptance of responsibility for the completion of all assigned work by the assigned
          date. Missed assignments and activities must be made up promptly.
       4. A legible and organized binder that contains notes and assignments.
       5. A comprehensive record of all assignments and grades received.



Homework Expectations
Most assignments will be completed in class; however, you can expect to do some reading and
writing at home every night.


Late Assignments
You are expected to meet all deadlines. If an extension is required due to extraordinary
circumstances, you are to arrange for an extension with your teacher at least 3 days in advance of
the due date. All assignments must be completed. To ensure that you receive no zeroes, the
completion room will be used whenever necessary. . Every effort will be made to ensure that
you receive credit in this class in order to graduate. If a zero must be assigned, a parent/guardian
will be contacted.


Plagiarism
Plagiarism – claiming that someone else’s ideas or work is your own – is theft of intellectual
property and will not be tolerated.


Absences, Extra Help and Catching Up
Students who are absent due to illness or appointments are expected to make up all missed work
as soon as possible. Extended absences due to illnesses or family holidays must be reported in
the office. For absences of less than three days, students should contact a classmate to get the
missed work. For absences of three or more days, students should contact me. For extended
holidays, students need to contact me well in advance of departure.

Scheduled noontime and after school extra help sessions are available to all students. Students
are encouraged to approach me for special help.
Materials
binder, dividers, duo-tangs for submitting written projects, loose-leaf paper (both lined and
blank), pens (blue and red), eraser, pencil case, scissors, college dictionary (pocket size), college
thesaurus (pocket size), reinforcements, ruler, pencils, pencil crayons/coloured markers, glue
stick, memory stick



Food and Drink
As long as your healthy food and drink are not the focus of your time, you may snack in the
classroom. You may not eat your lunch in my classroom after lunch period unless you have been
involved in a school based activity that prevented you from eating your lunch. You may not
leave the classroom to get food and drinks. Hot food is not permitted as the rest of us do not
want to end up salivating. You are expected to clean up after yourself so the privilege is not
revoked.


Discmans and IPODS
These devices are not permitted. During a work period the classroom will be a quiet place to
work. As well, when you write final exams in all of your subjects you will not be allowed to
have any listening materials.




I greatly look forward to teaching and learning with you this semester.☺


Ms. Henderson
mohenderson@cbe.ab.ca




Parent Signature and Comments:


 
                                   COURSE OUTLINE

                                      ENGLISH 10-1

                                      Ms. MacKenzie


Welcome to english 10! Thru the semesters we will be working thru various form of
writing and speech, and analyzes how it is used to communicates emotins facts, ideas,
feelings and expiriences.

Their will be a emphesis on reading and righting, thru witch we will make better our own
language.

Please edit the above sentences, there are 15 errors….

EXPECTATIONS

I will be respectful to my classmates and teacher by arriving ON TIME to class
PREPARED, listening openly to varying opinions, keeping quiet while others are
speaking and showing a positive contribution to the class.

If I am chronically late or absent, I will be referred to administration.

I will not use my phone for any purpose in class. It will be removed if found in use.

If I am listening to music, any other person will not hear it and I will only have one
earphone on at any time.


ASSIGNMENTS & TESTS

If I miss a class, it is my responsibility to approach Ms. Mackenzie or a classmate to
retrieve missed work.

I will hand in all of my assignments, as we will be using the NO ZERO POLICY.

I am required turn in assignments on the decided, assigned date. There will be a 10% per
day penalty for lateness, up to a maximum of 50%.

If I have an excused absence for an exam or assignment, I will complete it the next school
day. It is my responsibility!

If I submit any sort of work that is not my own (plagiarism), I will re-do the assignment
and feel shame. Ms. MacKenzie is smarter than she looks and knows everything….
COURSE WORK (70%)                           FINAL EXAM (30%)

Novel Study      20%                        Final Written Essay           50%
Film Study       10%                        Multiple Choice Exam          50%
Drama            20%                                                15% each
Poetry           10%                                                of final
Short Stories    15%                                                grade
Essays           15%
Visual/ multi-
Media text       10%


     70% of final
     grade


I understand the expectations of English 10-1 and will do my best each day.


Student signature ____________________________________


Parent/ guardian signature _____________________________
                 ENGLISH 20-1 COURSE OUTLINE

               Ms. J. McGregor ajmcgregor@cbe.ab.ca

  1. Short Story Unit (15%)
       • Students will read approximately 8 short stories
       • Students will write a critical/analytical essay focusing on a
           short story.
       • Students will write a personal narrative.
       • Students will write 2 or 3 personal responses to literature.

  2. Book Length Studies (65%)
       • Separate Peace
       • Macbeth
       • a modern play or a non-fiction text (undecided)
       • Students will write critical/analytical essays for all texts.
       • Students will write various reading quizzes.

  3. Media Studies and Public Presentations (5%)
      • Separate Peace (film)
      • Macbeth (film)
      • Students will discuss aspects of the films.
      • Students will read either poetry or an essay to the class.

  4. Language Skills (15%)
       • Word usage
       • Punctuation
       • Capitalization
       • Sentence structure
       • vocabulary
     Students will be regularly tested on various concepts.

  5. Reading – As an on-going expectation, students will read books of
     their own choice.

                   FINAL GRADE COMPOSITION
Course work – 70%
Final exam – written component – 15%
Final exam – reading comprehension – 15%
                     ENGLISH 30-1 COURSE OUTLINE

                    Ms. McGregor - ajmcgregor@cbe.ab.ca

1. Short Story Unit (15%)
      • Analyzing themes, characters, and various elements of short story writing,
          students will study approximately 8 short stories,
      • Students will write a critical/analytical essay, focusing on a short story.
      • Students will write three personal responses to literature.

2. Book Length Studies (65%)
      • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
      • Hamlet
      • Night
      • Students will write critical/analytical essays for all books.
      • Students will write a personal narrative.
      • Students will write various reading quizzes.

3. Media Studies and Public Presentations (5%)
     • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
     • Hamlet
     • Schindler’s List
     • Students will discuss aspects of the movies.
     • Students will present either poetry or an essay to the class.

4. Language Skills (15%)
      a. Word usage
      b. Punctuation
      c. Capitalization
      d. Sentence structure
      e. Vocabulary

5. Reading – As an on-going class expectation, students will read books of their
   choice.


FINAL GRADE COMPOSITION
Course work – 50%
Diploma Exam – Part A (Written Component) – 25% (January 14, 2009)
Diploma Exam – Part B (Reading Comprehension) – 25% (January 26, 2009)
                     WELCOME TO ENGLISH 10-1
Sarah Parker – Room 124
sjparker@cbe.ab.ca
403-281-3366 (7012)

Welcome to English!

English 10-1 is a course designed for the general academic and the university
bound student. We will be reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and
representing in order to establish a sophisticated grounding in English Language
Arts and move on to Grade 11 English. At the end of the course we will write a
written critical analytical essay and a reading comprehension final exam.

Assessment will focus on work with the following genres:
Book length studies (fiction and non–fiction)
Film studies
Drama
Poetry
Short Story
Visual / media texts
Essay

Evaluation: Course work is 70% of the final grade – course work includes tests,
essays, projects, and other work done during the course. The final exam is worth
30% of the final grade and consists of 15% final essay and 15% reading
comprehension exam.

I am available to discuss any concerns with you, in Room 124 or the Journalism
Room 122 or the English office (126).

Possible works for study this year include:
Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare
My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell
Touch the Dragon – A Thai Journal – Karen Connelly
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Inside Stories 1
Poetry – a selection

Have a great year!
                   WELCOME TO ENGLISH 30AP
Sarah Parker - Room 124
sjparker@cbe.ab.ca
281-3366 (7012)

Welcome to English!

English 30AP is an academic continuation of English 10AP and 20AP. The
course is designed for the academic student who enjoys challenging their
abilities and enriched learning with like minded individuals. We will be reading,
writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing in order to establish a
sophisticated grounding in English Language Arts. At the end of the course we
will write the Alberta Diploma Exam and have the opportunity to write the AP
Exam.

English 30AP requires you to respond to literature on an analytical level,
primarily through the literature criticism essay. Language control in terms of
vocabulary study, syntax, style and correctness will be studied in the context of
our reading and writing.

Assessment will focus on work with the following genres:
Book length studies (fiction and non fiction)
Film studies
Drama
Poetry
Short story
Visual / media texts
Essay

Evaluation:
Like any other 30 level course, 50% of your final mark is determined by the
Provincial Diploma Exam. There are two parts for English. Part A involves a
personal response to text responding to a piece of literature, and a critical
analytical essay based on work studied in the course. Part B is a reading
comprehension exam. The other 50% of the mark is course based and includes
tests, essays, projects, and other work done during the course. I am available to
talk with you about any concerns, in Room 124 or in the English office (126) or
Journalism room (122).
Possible works for study this year include:
-Hamlet and Othello – Shakespeare (and a Shakespeare play of your choice)
-Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
-Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
-Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
-Shirley Valentine – Willy Russell
-Cyrano de Bergerac – Edmond Rostand
-Hero’s Walk – Anita Rau Badami
-Ash Garden –Dennis Bock
-Stone Angel – Margaret Laurence
-Icefields – Thomas Wharton
-Short Stories – a selection
-Poetry – from Chaucer to modern
-Night – Elie Wiesel
Welcome to Journalism 15, 25, 35!
Assessment             During the course of the semester,
each student will write a minimum of one story of each of
the following types: editorial, movie review, CD review,
live performance review, news feature, people feature,
sports story, general interest feature. For each edition of
the FEVER, students will prepare a minimum of three
stories.        Students will attempt to sell advertisements.
Assessment will be in terms of effort, not success. Students will file “ad
reports” as a record of their efforts. Part of the report will be a summary
of the response of the business representative they talked with.
        Students will participate in the text and photo design process of the
 FEVER. Students are responsible for appropriate photographs to accompany
their stories.
        Students will participate in all aspects of LTV and will be assessed on the
basis of their participation. (Be sure to sign in on the LTV chart, detailing your
roles) Students may choose to work on the yearbook and spring supplement.
(Keep detailed records of your work.)        Students will take part in the process of
assembling the FEVER (layout and late night)
        After the distribution of the FEVER, fill out a FEVER Resume form
detailing all of the work that you did during that time.
        After each FEVER, you will be assessed as follows:
        Writing (assignments and stories)                  40% Advertising (effort
based on ad reports filed) 15% Production (photography, layout, editing)               10% LTV (scrip

Note: For FEVER 19-1, the advertising component is 15%. For 19-2, 19-3, and
19-4, Advertising will become 10%. After 19-1, the value of your LTV work will
increase to 30%.

Contact info:
Ms. Cathi Frenette         cpfrenette@cbe.ab.ca
Ms. Sarah Parker           sjparker@cbe.ab.ca
Mr. Wayne Valleau          wmvalleau@cbe.ab.ca
                     English 20-1 Course Outline

Mrs. K. Ridley
E-mail: keridley@cbe.ab.ca; Phone: 403-281-3366, voicemail 7013

Welcome to English 20-1. The knowledge, skills and attitudes that you develop in
this course will help you in your post-high school experiences and prepare you for
your diploma exam in English 30-1. In this class we will explore a variety of genres.

In English 20-1, you will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to:

   1.   Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.
   2.   Comprehend literature and respond personally, creatively and critically.
   3.   Manage ideas and information.
   4.   Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and
        artistry of communication.
   5.   Respect, support and collaborate with others.

The course will be divided into the following components:

           •   Book-length Studies:
                         o Lord of the Flies by William Golding
           •   Shakespeare
                         o Macbeth
           •   Modern Drama
                         o The Crucible by Arthur Miller
           •   Poetry
           •   Short Stories
           •   Feature Film and Media
                         o Fellowship of the Ring OR Cast Away
           •   Exam Review and Preparation


Assessment

70% of your mark will come from course work and 30% will be determined by a final
exam. The final will be divided into two parts: an essay and a multiple choice
reading comprehension test.

The teacher based marks will generally be awarded based on:
      • Multiple choice exams
      • In-class essays


English 20-1                             1 of 3                            Mrs. Ridley
       •   Personal, critical and creative responses
       •   Presentation(s)
       •   “Other” types of assignments as deemed necessary

The best way to be successful throughout the term is by developing and practicing
your reading, writing and analytic skills.


Expectations

   1. Please arrive on time and attend regularly.
   2. You are expected to seek extra assistance if required: drop in or make an
      appointment. If you need to find me, come to the English Office (room 126).
   3. You are expected to stay up to date in your reading and participate in and
      prepare for in-class discussions.
   4. Due dates for in-class essays / assignments are given in advance; therefore
      you need to be present for these days. If absence is unavoidable, you will
      need to make arrangements to complete your work in the completion room
      after school (room 127). Unexcused absences are unacceptable, and you will
      receive a penalty on such assignments if you skip.
   5. Cell phones are to be turned off and tucked away during class. On occasion
      you may have opportunity to listen to iPods, but never during instruction or
      class discussion.


Plagiarism and Cheating

Plagiarism and cheating is not tolerated at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, and will be
promptly rewarded with a zero and a phone call home. Plagiarism includes copying
from your peers or any other print sources, in whole or in part.


Communication with Students and Parents

The most efficient way to contact me is through e-mail: keridley@cbe.ab.ca. You
may also leave a phone message at 403-281-3366, voicemail 7013.




English 20-1                            2 of 3                            Mrs. Ridley
Please review this course outline with your parent/guardian. It must be signed by
both the student and the parent/guardian to acknowledge the understanding of
classroom requirements and expectations. Return only this form.



Student signature:                              Parent/guardian signature:

      _______________________                   _________________________

Student e-mail:                                        Parent/guardian e-mail:

      _______________________                   _________________________




English 20-1                          3 of 3                           Mrs. Ridley
                     English 30-1 Course Outline

Mrs. K. Ridley
E-mail: keridley@cbe.ab.ca; Phone: 403-281-3366, voicemail 7013

Welcome to English 30-1. The knowledge, skills and attitudes that you develop in
this course will help you in your post-high school experiences and prepare you for
your diploma exam. In this class we will explore a variety of genres.

In English 30-1, you will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to:

   1.   Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.
   2.   Comprehend literature and respond personally, creatively and critically.
   3.   Manage ideas and information.
   4.   Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and
        artistry of communication.
   5.   Respect, support and collaborate with others.

The course will be divided into the following components:

           •   Book-length Studies:
                         o Night by Elie Wiesel
                         o The Wars by Timothy Findley
           •   Shakespeare
                         o Hamlet
           •   Modern Drama
                         o A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
           •   Poetry
           •   Short Stories
           •   Feature Film and Media
                         o Billy Elliot
           •   Exam Review and Preparation


Assessment

50% of your mark will come from the course work and 50% will be determined by
the English 30-1 Diploma Exam, which is set by Alberta Education.

The teacher based marks will generally be awarded based on:
      • Multiple choice exams
      • In-class essays


English 30-1                             1 of 3                            Mrs. Ridley
       •   Personal, critical and creative responses
       •   Presentation(s)
       •   “Other” types of assignments as deemed necessary

The diploma exam has two parts, each worth 50%. You will write these two parts on
different days: Monday, June 15th for Part A (written), and Thursday, June 25th
2008 for Part B (reading comprehension / multiple choice).

The best way to prepare for both parts of the exam is by developing and practicing
your reading, writing and analytic skills throughout the term.


Expectations

   1. Please arrive on time and attend regularly.
   2. You are expected to seek extra assistance if required: drop in or make an
      appointment. If you need to find me, come to the English Office (room 126).
   3. You are expected to stay up to date in your reading and participate in and
      prepare for in-class discussions.
   4. Due dates for in-class essays / assignments are given in advance; therefore
      you need to be present for these days. If absence is unavoidable, you will
      need to make arrangements to complete your work in the completion room
      after school (room 127). Unexcused absences are unacceptable, and you will
      receive a penalty on such assignments if you skip.
   5. Cell phones are to be turned off and tucked away during class. On occasion
      you may have opportunity to listen to iPods, but never during instruction or
      class discussion.


Plagiarism and Cheating

Plagiarism and cheating is not tolerated at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, and will be
promptly rewarded with a zero and a phone call home. Plagiarism includes copying
from your peers or any other print sources, in whole or in part.


Communication with Students and Parents

The most efficient way to contact me is through e-mail: keridley@cbe.ab.ca. You
may also leave a phone message at 403-281-3366, voicemail 7013.




English 30-1                            2 of 3                            Mrs. Ridley
Please review this course outline with your parent/guardian. It must be signed by
both the student and the parent/guardian to acknowledge the understanding of
classroom requirements and expectations. Return only this form.



Student signature:                              Parent/guardian signature:

      _______________________                   _________________________

Student e-mail:                                        Parent/guardian e-mail:

      _______________________                   _________________________




English 30-1                          3 of 3                           Mrs. Ridley
            English Language Arts 20-1
                                 Course Outline
                                            Ms. S. Rip

              “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”
                                                                 - William Shakespeare, Macbeth, IV.i.44-45

Aim:
  According to Alberta Learning’s Program of Studies, “there are two basic aims of senior high
  school English Language Arts. One aim is to encourage, in students, an understanding and
  appreciation of the significance and artistry of literature. A second aim is to enable each
  student to understand and appreciate language and to use it confidently and competently for a
  variety of purposes, with a variety of audiences and in a variety of situations for communication,
  personal satisfaction and learning.”

Learner Outcomes:
  In English 20-1, students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to:
       1. Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.
       2. Comprehend literature and other, and respond personally, critically and creatively.
       3. Manage ideas and information
       4. Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of
          communication.
       5. Respect, support and collaborate with others.


The course will be divided into the following
components:

       •    Short Stories                             10%
       •    Modern Drama: The Shape of a Girl         15%
       •    Novel Study: Brave New World
                          or Lord of the Flies        20%
       •    Shakespeare: Macbeth                      20%
       •    Poetry                                    10%
       •    Feature Film & Media                      15%
       •    Exam Review and Preparation               10%

                          Please note:
  Weightings and components many change to reflect actual time
   spent on units and response to student needs and decisions.

                  "And that," put in the Director sententiously,
  "that is the secret of happiness and virtue - liking what you've got to do.”
                                                                 - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 1
Assessment and Evaluation:
  Students will be assessed based on their demonstration of the above learner outcomes, as taken from
  the Alberta English Language Arts curriculum. A variety of assessment techniques will be used, including
  formal exams, essays, creative and reflective writing, projects and presentations. Students will also be
  assessed based on language-usage and correctness.

  The final mark will be divided as following:
               70% – course work: assignments, quizzes, essays, group & individual projects
                       (see above breakdown)
               30% – final exam (15% written response, 15% multiple choice reading comprehension)

  It is my belief that students should have every opportunity to complete assignments. However, due dates, which
  are set by the class, will be enforced and late assignments will receive a penalty of 5% a day, up to 30% off –
  this is to account for the progress and learning of the class. If there is a conflict or issue completing an
  assignment for the due date, it is responsibility of the student to discuss the situation with me prior to the due
  date.
  Assignments may be redone to ensure full understanding and mastery of material.



                                                Rights:
             .
   •    Each member of the class has the right to be treated with respect.
   •    Each member of the class has the right to express his or her opinions.
   •    Each member of the class has the right to learn.

                                      Responsibilities:
   •    Each member of the class is responsible to respect everyone else’s rights.
   •    Each member of the class is responsible to come to all classes on time and
        prepared (i.e. with all required materials, all work finished, etc).
   •    Each member of the class is responsible to complete assignments and exams
        ethically (no cheating or plagiarism) and on time.



       "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages.”
                                                                       - William Golding, Lord of the Flies, chapter 2


 Please review this course outline with your parent/guardian. It must be signed by both the
    student and the parent/guardian to acknowledge the understanding of the classroom
                              requirements and expectations.

Student signature:                                         Parent/Guardian signature:

       ____________________________                                  _______________________________

                       If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me either
                            at the school [281-3366] or by email [slrip@cbe.ab.ca].
                            COURSE OUTLINE

                                     ELA 20-1

                                    Mr. P. Sword

                     E-mail: pssword@cbe.ab.ca


Welcome to English 20-1! I am looking forward to a great semester working with
you.

The course will incorporate the six strands of learning: reading, writing, listening,
speaking, viewing, and representing), demonstrated through the study of a
variety of texts and creating a variety of responses.

TEXTS TO BE STUDIED

   •   Novel: Brave New World
   •   Shakespearean Play: Macbeth
   •   Feature Films: Hard Core Logo, This Is Spinal Tap
   •   Modern Drama: The Elephant Man
   •   A variety of poems, lyrics
   •   A variety of short stories
   •   Popular non-fiction: news articles, videos, etc.
   •   Media studies
   •   Writing activities : creative writing (poetry, prose, etc.) and essay writing

COURSE WORK (70%)                                 FINAL EXAM (30%)

Short Story (15%)                                 Written Essay – Part A (50%)
Novel Study (25%)                                 Reading Exam – Part B (50%)
Poetry (15%)
Drama (30%)
Film Study/Visual/Multimedia Texts (15%)

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

   •   Attendance: If you miss a class due to lateness, illness, or any other
       reason, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed either from
       me or a fellow classmate. Also, be sure to collect any handouts/
       worksheets needed. Chronic absences will be referred to administration.

   •   Preparedness: It is your responsibility to bring any necessary books,
       materials, etc., needed for the class.
•   Late Assignments: Late assignments will be accepted, however, work will
    be assessed in a stricter manner. Students with exceedingly late or
    missing assignments will be required to complete work in the completion
    room or in the classroom on a predetermined day. If more time is needed
    for an assignment, this matter must be discussed prior to the due date.

•   Cell Phones/Mobile Devices: Use of a cell phone/Blackberry (text or call)
    in class is prohibited. MP3’s and other music devices are allowed during
    independent work time, within reason. This is a class privilege, not a right.
    If this offer on my part is being abused, no one will get to enjoy music
    during class. Respect your classmates!

•   Food: Food and drink is permitted in the class, provided you clean up your
    mess afterwards. This is also a privilege. If the classroom becomes a
    disaster area, the privilege will unfortunately have to be revoked. Let’s
    keep the room clean.

•   Respect: Listen, work, and speak with this notion in mind. A positive and
    welcoming learning environment is of utmost importance.

•   Plagiarism: “The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and
    thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own
    original work.” The bottom line: DO NOT COPY WORK THAT IS NOT
    YOURS. If you are unsure about what is acceptable and not acceptable,
    feel free to discuss it with me. Any plagiarized work will result in an
    automatic zero, and parents/guardians will be notified.

•   3 Strikes: The basic rule of thumb is as follows: the first offense, I will
    speak with you directly; the second offense will be a phone call home; and
    the third will result in an office referral. ‘Offenses’ include behavioural
    issues, inconsistent attendance/lates, missing assignments, etc. This rule
    can, at times, be subject to change, depending on certain circumstances.

•   Silent Reading: students will be given approximately 15 minutes each day
    to do silent reading (your own material), or, if permitted, they can use this
    opportunity to catch up on missing assignments.

•   Extra Help: I will be available most days after school (and some lunch
    periods) for those students who require extra help on an assignment, need
    to pick up work, want to catch up, etc. You can find me in Room 126 (the
    English/Social workroom).
                        English 20-2 Outline
Mr. P. Sword
E-mail: pssword@cbe.ab.ca


Welcome to English 20-2. English Language Arts focuses on reading,
writing, listening, and speaking skills developed through novels, plays, film,
poetry, essays and short stories. The course is intended to build your skills,
and prepare you for English 30-2.

Assessment
Marks will be awarded based on various kinds of assignments:
     • Short, long answer and multiple choice exams
     • Personal, critical and creative written responses
     • Collaborative work
     • Discussions
     • Presentations
     • Creative interpretations
     • Grammar exercises

Assessment will fall into two major categories, and are broken down as
follows:

   1. Course work                            70%

   2. Final Exam                             30% (reading and writing)

The best way to be successful in English 20-2 is by developing and
practicing your reading, writing and thinking skills during the term. Use
your class time wisely. We are here to work and learn together. Effort and
consistency are the keys to your success.

Anticipated Genres

   • Short stories                           • Modern play
   • Poetry                                  • Shakespearean play
   • Novel

                                                                             1
  • Independent novel / reading              • Film and other visual texts
    assignment(s)

Expectations
  1. Please arrive on time and attend regularly.

  2. Come in for extra help when you need it: drop in or make an
     appointment. You can find me in the English Office (room 126).

  3. Stay up to date in your reading and writing assignments (don’t
     procrastinate). If you’re having difficulty submitting assignments in a
     timely manner, you may find yourself booked into the completion
     room.

  4. Due dates for major assignments and exams are given in advance;
     therefore you need to make sure that you’re in attendance on those
     days. If absence is unavoidable, alternate arrangements need to be
     made in advance. Unexcused absences are unacceptable.

  5. Assignments must be submitted on time in order to provide feedback
     to you as soon as possible. Please make arrangements in advance if a
     deadline is not reasonable for you to meet. You may not submit
     assignments that have already been returned to the class: other
     arrangements will have to be made.

  6. Cell phones are to be turned off and tucked away during class. On
     occasion you may have opportunity to listen to iPods, but never
     during instruction or class discussion. This is a class privilege, not a
     right. If the privilege is abused, I will unfortunately have to revoke it.

               RESPECT YOUR CLASSMATES
                   RESPECT YOURSELF




                                                                              2
Plagiarism and Cheating
Plagiarism and cheating is not tolerated at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, and
you will promptly receive a zero and be rewarded by a trip to visit
administration. This includes copying from your peers or any other print
sources, in whole or in part. If you copy from a classmate, both of you will
be held accountable. DON’T DO IT.



Remember that how successful you are in this course depends on you. I
look forward to getting to know you and having an enjoyable semester
together.
                        ~Mr. Sword




                                                                            3
         English 10 AP--English Literature and Composition

W. Valleau, Room 122. Tel. 403-281-3366 ext.2122 e-mail: wmvalleau@cbe.ab.ca

        This course is designed to help students develop higher levels of reading and writing skills.
Since English Literature is the medium in which we work, the course is intrinsically entertaining.
Thus, our work ought to be fun.
        You should know that people always have more fun when they do something well.
Therefore, our time will be spent addressing the task of improving reading and writing skills
(equally). You can expect that approximately half of class time as well as half of out-of-class
efforts will be devoted to these two. The reading assignments that you take home are as important as
the writing assignments, even though you bring back no hand-in product. The time spent in class
working on writing skills is of equal value as the time spent on reading and discussing literary
content.
        In consequence, when you are not doing Library research projects, time will be equally
divided between reading and writing.
        Additionally, you will have instruction and opportunity for performance in the language arts
strands of listening, speaking, and viewing, as well as representing.

Unit 1--Close Reading and Literary Criticism

       Content--short stories, essays and poems for discussion and analysis.

       Reading--recognition of technical elements of fiction
               --the importance of detail

       Writing--the techniques of literary analysis.
               --personal response to literature
               --writing a short story
               --poetry writing

       Evaluation elements
                --analytical paragraph
                --test on literature content
                --analytical essay

Unit 2--Background to Western Literature

       A. The Judeo-Christian Background
       B. The Classical Background
       C. The British Background

       Content
       • The stories from the Christian Bible which are major sources of allusion in literature,
       • The major stories of Greek and Roman Mythology that are sources for English literature
       •   The key stories of early Britain that are sources of allusion

       Process--group research and presentations
       Writing—Discuss the use of allusion in one piece of literature.
       Assessment: class presentation of research findings, analysis of allusion

       Whole class study
       The Odyssey: Process--discussion and response groups on The Odyssey.
       Excerpts from Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Lady of Shallott, The Once
       and Future King, and The Canterbury Tales,

       Assessment: Quizzes and final test

       Unit Evaluation
               A. Research Paper
               B. Reading--multiple choice and short answer
               C. Writing--two 35 minute compositions

Unit 3 --The Development of Drama

       Content
             Shakespeare:
             --Research topics on the development of Elizabethan drama
             --Reading and visual study of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
             --Close study of Romeo and Juliet
             Modern Drama:
             --Inherit the Wind, The Valiant

               Assessment:
               --Shakespeare Reading test
               --research presentations
               --R&J Quizzes and Tests
               --MND Readers’ Theatre presentation
               --movie script of a scene


Note: Since all writing assignments except those done in unit test situations are formative, you will
be allowed to rewrite in order to improve your skills, providing you take the time to consult with me
first, and providing that your rewrite is dealt with reasonably soon after you get it back. Please be
aware that a re-write is no guarantee of a better mark. Indeed, if you fail to make use of the
additional instruction, your mark may be lower. Your intention may be primarily to get a higher
mark; my intention is that your writing skill improves. So, I expect that you will take this
opportunity seriously and work hard at it.

Unit 4—Book Length Studies
Novels:        To Kill A Mockingbird

Non-fiction:   to be selected

Students will read and respond to two book length works read independently, one in each term. One
book will be a biography. Responses will be in the form of a book talk and a character sketch,
respectively. Students will make their own choices, with my approval.

Unit 5—Poetry
Since we will be reading poems throughout the course, in this section, we will focus on the technical
analysis of poems, applying the analysis skills developed in Unit 1.

Assessment:
Critical analytical essay of a selected poem.

Overall Assessment for English 10-1 AP Section

Course work:           70%
Final Reading Test:    15%
Final Writing Test:    15%
         English 10 AP--English Literature and Composition

        This course is designed to help students develop higher levels of reading and writing skills.
Since English Literature is the medium in which we work, the course is intrinsically entertaining.
Thus, our work ought to be fun.
        You probably know that people always have more fun when they do something well.
Therefore, our time will be spent addressing the task of improving reading and writing skills
(equally). You can expect that approximately half of class time as well as half of out-of-class efforts
will be devoted to these two. The reading assignments that you take home are as important as the
writing assignments, even though you bring back no hand-in product. The time spent in class
working on writing skills is of equal value as the time spent on reading and discussing literary
content.
        In consequence, when you are not doing Library research projects, time will be equally
divided between reading and writing.
        Additionally, you will have instruction and opportunity for performance in the language arts
strands of listening, speaking, and viewing, as well as representing.

Unit 1--Close Reading and Literary Criticism

       Content--short stories, essays and poems for discussion and analysis.

       Reading--recognition of technical elements of fiction
               --the importance of detail

       Writing--the techniques of literary analysis.
               --personal response to literature
               --writing a short story
               --poetry writing

       Evaluation elements
                --analytical paragraph
                --test on literature content
                --analytical essay

Unit 2--Background to Western Literature

       A. The Judeo-Christian Background
       B. The Classical Background
       C. The British Background

       Content
       • The stories from the Christian Bible which are major sources of allusion in literature,
       • The major stories of Greek and Roman Mythology that are sources for English literature
       • The key stories of early Britain that are sources of allusion
       Process--group research and presentations
       Writing—Discuss the use of allusion in one piece of literature.
       Assessment: class presentation of research findings, analysis of allusion

       Whole class study
       The Odyssey: Process--discussion and response groups on The Odyssey.
       Excerpts from Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Lady of Shallott, The Once
       and Future King, and The Canterbury Tales,

       Assessment: Quizzes and final test

       Unit Evaluation
             A. Research Paper
             B. Reading--multiple choice and short answer
             C. Writing--two 35 minute compositions

Unit 3 --The Development of Drama

       Content
             Shakespeare:
             --Research topics on the development of Elizabethan drama
             --Reading and visual study of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
             --Close study of Romeo and Juliet
             Modern Drama:
             --Inherit the Wind, The Valiant

               Assessment:
               --Shakespeare Reading test
               --research presentations
               --R&J Quizzes and Tests
               --MND Readers’ Theatre presentation
               --movie script of a scene


Note: Since writing assignments except those done in unit test situations are formative, you will be
allowed to rewrite in order to improve your skills, providing you take the time to consult with me
first, and providing that your rewrite is dealt with reasonably soon after you get it back. Please be
aware that a re-write is no guarantee of a better mark. Indeed, if you fail to make use of the
additional instruction, your mark may be lower. Your intention may be primarily to get a higher
mark; my intention is that your writing skill improves. So, I expect that you will take this
opportunity seriously and work hard at it.
Unit 4—Book Length Studies

Novels:        To Kill A Mockingbird

Non-fiction:   to be selected

You will read and respond to two book length works read independently, one in each term. One
book will be a biography. Responses will be in the form of a book talk and a character sketch,
respectively. You will make your own choices of books, with my approval.

Unit 5—Poetry

Since we will be reading poems throughout the course, in this section, we will focus on the technical
analysis of poems, applying the analysis skills developed in Unit 1.

Assessment:
Critical analytical essay of a selected poem.

Overall Assessment for English 10-1 AP Section

Course work:           70%
Final Reading Test:    15%
Final Writing Test:    15%
                     English 20-1 Course Outline
                                  Ms. V. Zunti
                           Email: vlzunti@cbe.ab.ca
                           Phone: 281-3366 ext. 2133


The following is a tentative outline of what we will be studying in English 20-1:

February:       Short story                          20%
                Various selections

March:          Poetry                               15%
                Various selections

April/May:      Drama                                30%
                Macbeth
                The Crucible

May:            Film                                 15%
                The Green Mile

June:           Novel                                20%
                TBA



                                     General Expectations

   •     You are responsible to come to all classes on time. In the event that you do have
         an excused absence, it is your responsibility to see me as soon as you return to
         catch up on missed work. An excused absence does not mean that you are
         excused from the work.
   •     You are responsible to complete work in an ethical manner. This means no
         cheating or plagiarism. Both cheating and plagiarism are serious offences and will
         be dealt with accordingly.
   •     Finally, you are expected to come to class prepared to work. This means that you
         will need to have the required reading and work done for class. A large part of
         what you will get from this class will be from discussions we have about the
         literature. Should you have any questions during the course of the semester,
         please come and see me.
                        English 30-1 Course Outline
                                    Ms. V. Zunti
                              Email: vlzunti@cbe.ab.ca
                              Phone: 281-3366 ext. 2133


The following is a general outline of what we will be studying this semester in English
30-1:

February:              Short story & film                             25%
                       “The Giraffe” & Chocolat
                       “Paul’s Case” & The Talented Mr. Ripley
                       Independent Selections

March                  Poetry                                         15%
                       Various Selections

April                  Novel & visual literacy                        20%
                       The Wars

May/June               Drama                                          30%
                       King Lear
                       Death of a Salesman

June                   Diploma Prep                                   10%


Non-fiction will be interspersed throughout the course, as it applies to particular texts.

Diploma prep will be ongoing throughout the semester; however, there will be a heavy
emphasis placed on it in the last week of classes. You will get various practice exams
throughout the year that will count towards your final class awarded mark.




                                        Evaluation

Half of your mark for this course is school based. The other half of your mark is based on
two diploma exams. Part A is a written exam and is worth 50% of your provincially
awarded mark. Here you will be required to write a personal response and a critical
analytical essay. Part B of the exam is multiple-choice. You will answer 70 questions
based on texts such as Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, modern drama, short story and
novel excerpts. Part two makes up the other 50% of your provincially awarded mark.
                             General Expectations

•   You are responsible to come to all classes on time. In the event that you do have
    an excused absence, it is your responsibility to see me as soon as you return to
    catch up on missed work. An excused absence does not mean that you are
    excused from the work.
•   You are responsible to complete work in an ethical manner. This means no
    cheating or plagiarism. Both cheating and plagiarism are serious offences and will
    be dealt with accordingly.
•   Finally, you are expected to come to class prepared to work. This means that you
    will need to have the required reading and work done for class. A commitment to
    working hard and to thinking deeply is expected. Should you have any concerns
    during the course of the semester, please come and see me.

				
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