This course is designed to help grade 10 students build literacy and critical thinking skills. Students will increase their understanding of literacy tools and communication devices. They will develop more detailed and varied interpretations of various texts as they respond personally, critically, and creatively. Students will analyze and create a variety of texts based on their interests, abilities, and learning needs. The course is designed to help develop the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills necessary for success in daily life as well as secondary and post secondary studies. Focus will be on the six strands of Language Arts. Here, we strive to make relevant and meaningful connections between various forms of text and our growing vision of ourselves within society.
Students are encouraged to visit this site regularly as it will be updated and built throughout the course of our year together.