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Grade 9 - English
Grade 9 - English

Grade 9 - English

  • ID:UIS010007
  • Level:High School
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Entry Requirements

  • These prerequisite courses ensure the students have adequate knowledge to be successful in the subsequent course. When registering for a course, the student must submit a proof of prerequisite. Submit the most updated transcript or a final report card with the prerequisite on it.

Course Information

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Course Code: ENG1D

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Unit 1: Anthology

  • A diverse collection of poetry, short stories, and/or myths provides students with the opportunity to read a wide variety of texts and to explore, discuss, and write about different text features and stylistic elements.

Unit 2: Drama and Media Studies

  • Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (both the play and modern productions) acts as a springboard into an exploration of modern tragedy formulas, script adaptation, target audience, casting, and advertising.

Unit 3: Novel Study – The Chrysalids

  • There is one novel in this unit. On reading a longer work of fiction students will bring several reading and writing skills to their assignments.

Unit 4: Communication

  • This unit focuses on the development and understanding of active listening skills, good notetaking, planning an effective presentation, and on speaking skills and writing strategies.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance: 650 CAD per year

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