English 20-1 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 10-1

Number of lessons

  • There are 6 major modules plus an introduction section, a midterm and final exam component.  Most modules will consist of approximately 3 to 4 assignments.

Readings / Essays

  • Each module has a reading component, some written response required in each lesson. In some assignments, students are able to respond creatively through audio/video as well as written. 

Readings

  • 1 novel
  • 1 drama (play) 
  • 1 video 
  • 6 poems 
  • 3 short stories 
  • 4 fiction excerpts Essays/Compositions 
  • 3 self-reflection assignments 
  • 1 journal assignment 
  • 4 major essays 
  • 2 film assignments 
    (A selection of novel and video choices are provided for students to choose from. Novel and video choices vary every semester to prevent plagiarism).

Media Components

  • 3 audio recordings

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

  • This component will vary based on student needs.

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussion assignments

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 Online Quizzes

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 1 Mid-term, (written on assigned dates) 
  • 1 Final Exam, (written on assigned dates)

Number of assessed items

  • 24 lesson assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

One novel: titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel and video.

  • 1 video
  • 1 drama 


English 20-2 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 10-2

Number of lessons

  • 26 lessons (not including introductions)

Readings / Essays

  • 18 Readings
  • 12 Written Responses/Essays

Media Components

  • 2 Audio Files
  • 1 Video (Film Study – students must access this outside the course)

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

  • 1 Optional Discussion

Required Discussions

  • 3 Required Discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 Online Quizzes

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 2 CBe-learn Supervised Exams including:
  • 1 Mid-Term Exam (MC / WR)
  • 1 Final Exam (MC/WR)

Number of assessed items

  • 25 Assessed Items including:
  • 6 Quizzes
  • 14 Assignments
  • 3 Self-Assessments
  • 1 Mid-term Exam
  • 1 Final Exam

Required Textbook / Novels

2008/2009 Required Novels list, students must choose one: 

Stargirl by Jerry Spinnelli  

Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty  

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams  

Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale  

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck  

Adrift by Steven Callahan   

*Please note that novels are subject to change. Choices are made based on the recommended 20-2 novel list from Alberta Education.

English 20

English 20-1 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 10-1

Number of lessons

  • There are 6 major modules plus an introduction section, a midterm and final exam component.  Most modules will consist of approximately 3 to 4 assignments.

Readings / Essays

  • Each module has a reading component, some written response required in each lesson. In some assignments, students are able to respond creatively through audio/video as well as written. 

Readings

  • 1 novel
  • 1 drama (play) 
  • 1 video 
  • 6 poems 
  • 3 short stories 
  • 4 fiction excerpts Essays/Compositions 
  • 3 self-reflection assignments 
  • 1 journal assignment 
  • 4 major essays 
  • 2 film assignments 
    (A selection of novel and video choices are provided for students to choose from. Novel and video choices vary every semester to prevent plagiarism).

Media Components

  • 3 audio recordings

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

  • This component will vary based on student needs.

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussion assignments

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 Online Quizzes

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 1 Mid-term, (written on assigned dates) 
  • 1 Final Exam, (written on assigned dates)

Number of assessed items

  • 24 lesson assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

One novel: titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel and video.

  • 1 video
  • 1 drama 


English 20-2 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 10-2

Number of lessons

  • 26 lessons (not including introductions)

Readings / Essays

  • 18 Readings
  • 12 Written Responses/Essays

Media Components

  • 2 Audio Files
  • 1 Video (Film Study – students must access this outside the course)

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

  • 1 Optional Discussion

Required Discussions

  • 3 Required Discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 Online Quizzes

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 2 CBe-learn Supervised Exams including:
  • 1 Mid-Term Exam (MC / WR)
  • 1 Final Exam (MC/WR)

Number of assessed items

  • 25 Assessed Items including:
  • 6 Quizzes
  • 14 Assignments
  • 3 Self-Assessments
  • 1 Mid-term Exam
  • 1 Final Exam

Required Textbook / Novels

2008/2009 Required Novels list, students must choose one: 

Stargirl by Jerry Spinnelli  

Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty  

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams  

Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale  

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck  

Adrift by Steven Callahan   

*Please note that novels are subject to change. Choices are made based on the recommended 20-2 novel list from Alberta Education.

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