We have a few things we need to do today.
- Let’s take a look at the some of the information from the Day 1 Sheet
- Next, we should briefly talk about the OSSLT, graphic novels, and online newspapers
- We need to complete a short writing task
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.
How This Course Supports the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations
Language is the basis for thinking, communication, and learning. It is also a fundamental element of identity and culture. This course helps students to gradually develop the required academic skills and expectations within the context of the skills, values, attitudes, and beliefs of our Church, and to become discerning believers, effective communicators, reflective, creative, holistic thinkers, and self-directed life-long learners.
Overall Course Content: Oral Communication, Reading, Writing, Media Literacy
Ministry curriculum expectations must be met to earn this credit.http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/english.html
A Short Writing Task
Because I haven’t taught you before, I don’t know much about you (or your writing). Thus, I’d like you to write a full paragraph about either something you think is overrated or underrated. Don’t worry; we will discuss some options before we begin.