English 30-1 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 20-1

Number of lessons

  • 50 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • 3 Critical/Analytical Responses 
  • 3 Personal Responses

Reading: 

  • 1 novel 
  • 1 modern drama 
  • 1 Shakespearean drama 
  • 2 films ~variety of short stories
  • ~variety of poems

Media Components

Rough estimate by category

  • video files (2)
  • audio files (3) 
  • swf (3)
  • interactive simulations (2)

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

This component will vary based on student needs.

Required Discussions

  • 10 required 
  • 3 optional

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 Quizzes Required for marks.
  • 6 Practice Quizzes.
  • 1 Final MC Quiz

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 1 CBe-learn Supervised Exam:
  • 1 Mid-Term Exam (MC / WR)
  • Diploma Exam (MC/ WR) Mandated by Alberta Education on assigned dates.

Number of assessed items

32 Assessed Items including: 

  • 6 Quizzes 
  • 22 Assignments 
  • 1 Interactivity  
  • 1 Mid-term Exam 
  • 1 Final Online Quiz 
  • 1 Bonus Survey

Required Textbook / Novels

One novel, one film, one modern drama, one Shakespearean drama, one documentary film (titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel, films, and plays).


English 30-2 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 20-2

Number of lessons

  • 33 lessons

Readings / Essays

Each lesson 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.

  • 1 novel 
  • 1 drama (play) 
  • 1 video 
  • 10 poems 
  • 7 short stories 
  • 2 drama excerpts 
  • 4 fiction excerpts 
  • 3 oral report transcripts 
  • 2 essays 
  • 2 non-fiction articles

Three novel and video choices are provided for students to choose from. Novel and video choices vary every semester to prevent plagiarism.

Media Components

  • 3 videos with audio
  • 1 audio recording

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

  •  6 sample essays to preview

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussion assignments (with two postings required for each)

Online Quizzes / Exams

7 online quizzes including:

  • 3 unit quizzes
  • 3 reading quizzes
  • 1 final reading test

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 1 Mid-term, (written)

Number of assessed items

  • 28 lesson assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

  • 1 novel
  • 1 video
  • 1 one drama

Titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel and films. A link to a .pdf version of the play is provided online.

English 30

English 30-1 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 20-1

Number of lessons

  • 50 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • 3 Critical/Analytical Responses 
  • 3 Personal Responses

Reading: 

  • 1 novel 
  • 1 modern drama 
  • 1 Shakespearean drama 
  • 2 films ~variety of short stories
  • ~variety of poems

Media Components

Rough estimate by category

  • video files (2)
  • audio files (3) 
  • swf (3)
  • interactive simulations (2)

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

This component will vary based on student needs.

Required Discussions

  • 10 required 
  • 3 optional

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 Quizzes Required for marks.
  • 6 Practice Quizzes.
  • 1 Final MC Quiz

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 1 CBe-learn Supervised Exam:
  • 1 Mid-Term Exam (MC / WR)
  • Diploma Exam (MC/ WR) Mandated by Alberta Education on assigned dates.

Number of assessed items

32 Assessed Items including: 

  • 6 Quizzes 
  • 22 Assignments 
  • 1 Interactivity  
  • 1 Mid-term Exam 
  • 1 Final Online Quiz 
  • 1 Bonus Survey

Required Textbook / Novels

One novel, one film, one modern drama, one Shakespearean drama, one documentary film (titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel, films, and plays).


English 30-2 (5 credits)

  • prerequisite - ELA 20-2

Number of lessons

  • 33 lessons

Readings / Essays

Each lesson 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.

  • 1 novel 
  • 1 drama (play) 
  • 1 video 
  • 10 poems 
  • 7 short stories 
  • 2 drama excerpts 
  • 4 fiction excerpts 
  • 3 oral report transcripts 
  • 2 essays 
  • 2 non-fiction articles

Three novel and video choices are provided for students to choose from. Novel and video choices vary every semester to prevent plagiarism.

Media Components

  • 3 videos with audio
  • 1 audio recording

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

  •  6 sample essays to preview

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussion assignments (with two postings required for each)

Online Quizzes / Exams

7 online quizzes including:

  • 3 unit quizzes
  • 3 reading quizzes
  • 1 final reading test

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

  • 1 Mid-term, (written)

Number of assessed items

  • 28 lesson assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

  • 1 novel
  • 1 video
  • 1 one drama

Titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel and films. A link to a .pdf version of the play is provided online.

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