September 20, 2014 3:12 PM
English 10 – Course Outline
Teacher: Mme. Bournelis
At a glance, the aim of English Language Arts is to provide students with opportunities for personal and intellectual growth through speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and representing to make meaning of the world and to prepare them to participate effectively in all aspects of society.
• comprehend and respond to oral and written language critically, creatively, and articulately
• communicate ideas, information, and feelings critically, creatively, and articulately, using
• think critically and creatively, and reflect on and articulate their thinking and learning
• develop a continuously increasing understanding of self and others
Our class will be divided into the following units. The order of these units is not set in stone:
Expectations: Respect yourself, respect others and respect your classroom environment. Students that support and encourage each other on a regular basis make the classroom a happier place. Every human being in this class is capable and deserves the opportunity to apply their growing range of communication skills throughout the year in a safe, judgment –free setting. Do keep in mind that participation is crucial, whether it is in a group setting or in front of the class. No cellphones in class, please. Unless we are doing an assignment and you need it for reference.
Course materials: 1 binder, 1 duotang, loose-leaf paper, the novel we are reading, 5 dividers, pens, pencils, highlighters, reference tools (dictionary, thesaurus or electronic device). Students are welcome to bring their laptops to class, however all privileges to using laptops will be revoked if laptops are distracting you and/or others from being on task.
Breakdown of marks:
Final exam: 20%
I look forward to getting to know you this year. Please do not hesitate to see me for help anytime. Check out the class blog for any homework updates and information. Bournelis.blogspot.ca