Course Title: Grade 12 English
Course Code: ENG4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Department: English

Course Description

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

Course Outline
  • ENG4U Unit1 Overview
  • Accessibility to ENG4U Unit1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Introduce to Minimum Wage (W1.1 R1.1)
  • U1L2 Minimum wage increase (W1.1 C1.2 M1.2)
  • U1L3 Discuss your opinions (R1.3 M1.1)
  • U1L4 Satirical cartoons analysis (C1.2)
  • U1L5 Different type of essays (W1.2 R1.1 M1.3)
  • U1L6 Argumentative essay (R1.2 C1.3 M1.4)
  • U1L7 Two sides of an argument (W1.3 C1.5 M1.2)
  • U1L8 Draft your essay (W1.4 M1.1)
  • U1L9 Importance of listening (W1.1 C1.4)
  • U1L10 Video Watching (W1.3 R1.4 C1.4)
  • U1L11 News interview (R1.4 C1.3)
  • U1L12 Debate and discussion (W1.4 C1.1 M1.4)
  • U1L13 Media texts convey messages (R1.3 M1.3)
  • U1L14 Analysis different media texts (R1.2 C1.5)
  • U1L15 Different views of the audience (W1.3 C1.1)
  • U1L16 Read newspaper article (R1.1 M1.3)
  • U1L17 Reading strategies with article analysis (W1.5 C1.3)
  • U1L18 Short Poems Analysis (W1.4 R1.3 M1.2)
  • U1L19 Literary devices (R1.4 C1.2)
  • U1L20 Short story analysis (R1.2 M1.4)
  • U1L21 Rhetorical media tools and techniques (W1.2 C1.5)
  • U1L22 Essay Outline (R1.1 C1.5 M1.1)
  • U1L23 Essay writing techniques (W1.5 C1.3)
  • U1L24 University essay writing (R1.2 M1.3)
  • Finish and hand in ENG4U Unit1 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • ENG4U Unit2 Overview
  • Accessibility to ENG4U Unit2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Introduce Animal Farm (W2.1 R1.6)
  • U2L2 Characteristics of a variety of media forms (C1.6 M2.1)
  • U2L3 Analyze oral texts (W2.5 C1.7)
  • U2L4 Themes and ideas of the novel (W2.2 R1.7 C1.6)
  • U2L5 Connections between the ideas and personal knowledge (R1.5 C1.8)
  • U2L6 Analyze the perspectives and/or biases evident in texts (W2.3 R1.8 M1.6)
  • U2L7 Analyze song in the novel (W2.4 C1.8 M1.5)
  • U2L8 Effectiveness of presentation strategies (R1.5 C1.9)
  • U2L9 Descriptive and evocative words (W2.3 M2.1)
  • U2L10 Make connections (R1.7 C1.7 M2.2)
  • U2L11 Making smooth and logical transitions between ideas (W2.4 R1.6 M1.5)
  • U2L12 Factors influence the audience’s response (R1.7 C1.9)
  • U2L13 Presentation and Debate (W2.1 M1.6)
  • U2L14 Communicate information, ideas, issues, and themes (R1.7 C1.6)
  • U2L15 Media forms shape content and create meaning (R1.8 M2.1)
  • U2L16 Book Review (W2.2 C1.7 M1.6)
  • U2L17 Write for different audiences (R1.5 C1.8)
  • U2L18 Write for different purposes (W2.1 C1.6 M2.2)
  • U2L19 Practice writing book reviews (W2.3 M1.5)
  • U2L20 Evaluate different presentation strategies (R1.7 C1.9)
  • U2L21 Varying sentence type and structure (W2.4 R1.5 M2.2)
  • U2L22 Media text investigation (C1.7 M1.5)
  • U2L23 Questions may raise about beliefs and values (W2.3 C1.7 M1.5 M1.6)
  • U2L24 Questions may raise about identity and power (W2.5 C1.9 M2.1)
  • Finish and hand in Unit2 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • Unit2 Online Test
  • ENG4U Unit3 Overview
  • Accessibility to ENG4U Unit3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Introduce Catcher in the Rye (R2.1 M3.1)
  • U3L2 Spelling rules and patterns(W3.1 R2.2 M3.2)
  • U3L3 Logically manage vocabulary for writing (W3.2 C2.2)
  • U3L4 Learning new vocabularies(W3.3 R2.3 M3.1)
  • U3L5 Understand the meaning of most words in given reading context(R3.1 C2.1)
  • U3L6 Revise drafts to improve the content(W2.6 C2.3)
  • U3L7 Media design (W2.7 M3.2)
  • U3L8 Use grammar conventions correctly(W3.4 R3.1 M3.3)
  • U3L9 Communicate orally for a wide range of purposes(R2.2 C2.1)
  • U3L10 Poems and reflection (W3.1 C2.3)
  • U3L11 Use appropriate words and strategies to communicate (R2.3 C2.4)
  • U3L12 Improve the content, organization and clarity(W2.6 C2.4 M3.1)
  • U3L13 Debate (W2.7 R3.1)
  • U3L14 Understanding of a variety of interpersonal speaking strategies(R2.1 C2.2)
  • U3L15 Variety of elements of style in texts (W3.2 R2.3 M3.3)
  • U3L16 Mini in-class project and presentation(W3.3 C2.3)
  • U3L17 Appropriately communicate(W3.4 C2.4)
  • U3L18 Communicate orally for a wide range of purposes(R3.1 C2.1)
  • U3L19 Writing medical report (W3.1 M3.1)
  • U3L20 Reviewing and refining word choice (W3.2 R2.1)
  • U3L21 Strategies to recognize and correct spelling errors (R2.3 C2.3)
  • U3L22 Enhance the effectiveness of the texts (W3.3 M3.2)
  • U3L23 Variety of conventions and/or techniques(R3.1 M3.3)
  • U3L24 Function of conventions and technique(W3.4 C2.3)
  • Finish and hand in ENG4U Unit3 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • ENG4U Unit4 Overview
  • Accessibility to ENG4 Unit4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Introduce Shakespearean play: King Lear (W3.5 C3.2)
  • U4L2 Proofread and correct their writing(W3.5 C3.2)
  • U4L3 Strengths and weaknesses as readers (R4.1 M3.4)
  • U4L4 Character analysis (W3.6 R4.2 M3.4)
  • U4L5 Practice oral communication skills(W3.7 C3.1)
  • U4L6 Variety of skills in listening, speaking(W4.2 R3.2)
  • U4L7 Role-playing Shakespearean characters(R3.3 C2.5)
  • U4L8Variety of non-verbal cues (W4.1 C2.6)
  • U4L9 Presentations include facial expressions, gestures, eye contact(R3.3 C2.6)
  • U4L10 The past, present and future in poems(W4.2 C2.7)
  • U4L11 Variety of skills in reading, viewing (W4.2 R4.2 M4.1)
  • U4L12 Skills that help readers read more effectively(R4.2)
  • U4L13 Learning new vocabulary(R3.3 C2.5)
  • U4L14 Produce pieces of published work to meet criteria(W3.7 C3.1)
  • U4L15 Variety of presentation features(W3.6 C3.1)
  • U4L16 Watch King Lear film(R4.1 M4.1)
  • U4L17 Writing particularly challenging texts to enhance their writing skills(W4.1 M4.2)
  • U4L18 Variety of audio-visual aids (W4.2 C2.7)
  • U4L19 Movie trailer media text(W4.2 R4.1)
  • U4L20 Presentations with audience needs and cultural differences(C2.6 M4.1)
  • U4L21 Skills to interpret and produce media texts(W4.3 M4.2)
  • U4L22 Analyzing Shakespearean language (R3.2 M3.4)
  • U4L23 Strategies to explore and expand vocabulary(W4.1 R3.3)
  • U4L24 Produce media texts, including complex texts (W4.3 C2.7 M3.4)
  • Finish and hand in ENG4U Unit4 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • ENG4U Unit4 Online Test
  • ENG4U Final Project
  • ENG4U Final Exam
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