English 10-2

English 10-2 is the first English course at the high school level in the -2 stream. It consists of theory, assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. Reading, writing, visual and auditory elements of study are including which follow the Alberta Education curriculum.

ELA 10-2 COURSE OUTLINE

General Outcomes

Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to 
1.  explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences. 
2.  comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual and multimedia forms, 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.

For a more detailed look at the General Outcomes, click on  English Language Arts Program of Studies which will take you to the English Language Arts page on the Alberta Education website.  Under Programs of Study find Grades 10-12 and click on the PDF link for English Language Arts (2003).

 

The study of ELA 10-2 involves SIX strands:

  • reading/writing - essays, short stories, nonfiction, novel, dramas, poetry
  • writing - paragraphs, essays, creative writing, vocabulary
  • listening - tutorials, discussions, readings
  • speaking - tutorials, discussions
  • viewing - multimedia, film, TV
  • presenting - slide shows, multimedia, discussion forums, prezi presentations

 

PRINT and DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • All texts are linked directly within the lessons
  • film - Shrek
  • novel – The Secret Life of Bees or student's choice within criteria
  • Other resources for ELA 102 will be Moodle, the Internet and any other sources that will be appropriate for the situation.

TIMELINE of UNITS - The various genre in ELA 102 will be studied thematically.

  • two weeks - THEORY
  • five weeks - Identity
  • five weeks - Cultural Conflict (Shrek)
  • five weeks - Environmental Stewardship/Human Interaction and respect
  • one week -  Final Assignment

The schedule/calendar in your ELA 10-2 course will contain daily information on what you should be working and when due dates and exams are scheduled.

 

Lessons

Lessons are designed to take about three to five school days to complete. 
Each lesson contains reading exercises, course work, online research and weekly assignments. Usually one or two assignments are due every week.
Please check your schedule/course to ensure that you complete the course on time.

Assignment Submission

It is your responsibility to complete all parts of the lessons and store your work in a binder for future study purposes. If there are concepts that you do not understand, be sure to email your teacher.
- Unless you are creating power points, animotos or other creative presentations, please save ALL assignments in a Word document (.doc or .docx). 
- If you do not have Microsoft Word - download a free version of OpenOffice
- Please read the Guidelines to Success article before beginning this course.

Academic Honesty

- Is defined as using another author's work without giving them credit in a bibliography or footnote or quoting a source without giving credit in a bibliography or footnote.
- Plagiarizing (or using someone else's work or borrowing someone else's answers as though they are your own) could result in your receiving a mark of zero, so be sure to write in your own words.
- Do not lend your answers for others to use and do not copy answers from other students to present as your own.
- Contact your teacher if you are not certain if something is plagiarism or not.
- Contact your teacher if you require assistance with an assignment, I would be happy to assist you!

Online Etiquette

Please maintain a courteous tone to all emails and begin emails with a polite salutation (ie: "Hello Ms. Forer").  This helps to establish a cooperative tone.

To ensure that you do not fall behind, always email me as soon as you have technical issues or questions; do not wait!  I will be happy to help you!

 


Try not to fall behind in your course!
Submit assignments individually. Waiting to submit all of your work at the end of the year makes the benefits of feedback negligible, and allows no time for error correction and assignment resubmission.
Review the late policy in your Course Outline. Be sure to follow it carefully and contact your teacher (early in the semester) if you need help.

 

 

Extensions

You may be granted an extension if I am aware of your situation early enough.  Please contact me should you need a little extra time.
Do NOT request extensions near the very end of the semester. This places undue pressure on your teacher who still has her own deadlines to meet.

 

Marks Updates

- Marks will be updated regularly and feedback for current assignments will be posted in Moodle for students and parents to view. (generally once/week)
- Please read these updates closely to ensure that you understand the feedback. (remember, if your assignment was submitted late, you will receive a mark, but NO feedback).
- To view your updated averages, please log into Power Schools.
- If you do not remember your login information, please contact the RVLC campus where you registered.
- Please politely notify me if you see any mark entry errors or omissions and I will gladly make the correction!

Evaluation

Year's work - 70%

Final Assignment - 30%I

 

Total - 100%

 

Check your e-mail daily and ensure that your advisor or key parent checks email daily. This is our main form of communication, therefore it is important for both you and your key parent to read and respond to all RVLS emails on a daily basis.

 

Enjoy the course!  If you have questions, please email me:

aforer@rvschools.ab.ca or 403-922-7018

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