Mr. Dumelie (07-08)
Recognize that talk is an important tool for communicating, thinking, and learning
Practise the behaviours of effective speakers
Speak fluently in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Recognize that listening is an active, constructive process
Practise the behaviours of effective, active listeners
Listen effectively in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
Recognize that writing is a constructive and recursive process
Practise the behaviours of effective writers
Write fluently and confidently for a variety of purposes and audiences, employing
Recognize that reading is an active, constructive process
Practise the behaviours of effective, strategic readers
Read fluently and confidently a variety of texts for a variety of purposes.
The identification of the different explicit and implicit message in media texts.
Identify how the elements of media are used in a variety of media texts.
The creation of media from one form to another for a variety of purposes and audiences.
COURSE MARKS ALLOTMENTS:
General Assignments 35%
HWC/SOT/ATT *** 5%
Book Reviews 5%
Tests and Quizzes 20%
Final Examination 30%
*** Homework Check/Stay On Task/Attitude
Some Units and Themes that we will be covering are:
UNIT THEMES CONTENT RESOURCES
All That I Am Short stories, poems, “Crossroads 9”
The Search for Self articles, speeches,
Mythology Norse, First Nation “The Book of Myths”
“Greek Myths And
Doing the Right Thing Short stories, poems, “Crossroads 9”
Conflicts, Issues, articles, speeches, “Justice”
and Choices anecdotes, etc… “In Search of Justice”
In Search of Justice
Exploring Loyalty, Love, Play, Video “Romeo and Juliet”
Surviving and Short Stories, “Sightlines 9”
Conquering autobiographies, articles, “Crossroads 9”
Science Fiction & Short Stories, poems, “Crossroads 9”
Predicting the Future articles, screen plays “Sightlines 9”
Worlds and The
Themes, content and resources may change as time and availability permits.
Grammar, journal writing and individual novel studies will be covered
throughout the year.
These themes will be covered using a variety of media such as:
Novels Essays Video
Short Stories Poems Articles
Plays Songs Other
You are expected to be on time, and prepared for class.
You are expected to remain seated until the bell rings, not the announcements.
You are expected to bring with you:
o Your binder
o Pen or pencil
o Any other material that I specify.
o A positive and respectful attitude TOWARDS YOURSELF AND TO
You are expected to participate in group work and class discussions.
You will be expected to have a book/novel to read at every class.
Late assignments will be deducted 10% a day for a maximum of 3 days
(weekends included), after which they will receive a mark of 0%. However, a
maximum mark of 30% can be awarded if the assignment is handed in
following the proper instructions.
Students who are absent when an assignment is to be handed in must provide a
note from a parent or guardian in order to avoid late deductions.
***You are responsible for all assignments that you have missed.***
Should you miss a test or quiz and you have an explained (acceptable) absence
you will write an alternative exam as arranged by the teacher upon your return.
All Assignments Must…
1) Conform to the specific instructions for each assignment.
2) Be completed independently, unless otherwise specified.
3) Be legible.
4) Be handwritten in blue or black pen on lined, three-hole punched
Times New Roman
5) Contain answers expressed in complete sentences.
6) Reflect care in spelling and grammar.
Assignments that do not meet all of these requirements will have marks deducted
and/or not marked for credit.