Sunday, September 21, 2014

Course Outline - English 11

September 20, 2014 3:12 PM

English 10 – Course Outline
Year: 2014-2015
Teacher: Mme. Bournelis
Course overview:
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.
Goals:
• comprehend and respond to oral and written language critically, creatively, and articulately
• communicate ideas, information, and feelings critically, creatively, and articulately, using
various media
• 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:
Unit 1
Short narratives
Unit 2
Shakespeare
Unit 3
Novel Study
Unit 4
Exam preparation
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:
Speaking: 10%
Writing: 50%
Tests: 20%
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
Sincerely,
Mme Bournelis

Course Outline - English 10

September 20, 2014 3:12 PM

English 10 – Course Outline
Year: 2014-2015
Teacher: Mme. Bournelis
Course overview:
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.
Goals:
• comprehend and respond to oral and written language critically, creatively, and articulately
• communicate ideas, information, and feelings critically, creatively, and articulately, using
various media
• 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:
Unit 1
Short narratives
Unit 2
Shakespeare
Unit 3
Novel Study
Unit 4
Exam preparation
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:
Speaking: 10%
Writing: 50%
Tests: 20%
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
Sincerely,
Mme Bournelis

Friday, September 19, 2014

Course Outline - French 10 Honours

French 10 Honours – Course Outline
Year: 2014-2015
Teacher: Mme. Bournelis
Course overview:
French 10 Honours is based on the BC Core French 10 curriculum, with additional cultural and language enrichment opportunities. Students will read variety of short texts, as well as an adapted classic French novel and short stories. Students will also engage with elements of Francophone culture through art, music, film and literature. Activities will focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing. French 10H includes some content, strategies and evaluation methods that aim to help prepare students to enter the IB Language program in the future.
Our class will be divided into the following units:
Unit 1
Ma chambre, ma vie!
Unit 2
Mission: emploi
Unit 3
Nous, les canadiens
Unit 4
Mes trésors, mes souvenirs
Unit 5
Films à l’affiche

Expectations: Everyone is expected to respect his or her self, to respect one another, and to respect the classroom environment. Students that support and encourage each other on a regular basis make the language classroom a happier placeJ. Language learning involves a lot of risk-taking (you will make mistakes; it’s part of the learning process). Every human being in this class is capable and deserves the opportunity to apply their growing range of language 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, loose-leaf paper, 1 textbook (Ca Marche 3), pens, pencils, highlighters, reference tools (dictionary and verb book or electronic device), 1 graphic novel (TBD).
French 10 learning outcomes: It is expected that students will gain the skills needed to:


• explain how to do everyday activities or procedures
• communicate needs, desires, and emotions, giving reasons
• describe events and experiences
• express statements in past, present, and future
• participate in a variety of meaningful, real-life situations
• retrieve, process, and adapt information from
French-language resources to complete authentic tasks
• explain in detail acquired information in oral, visual, and written forms
• discuss and respond to authentic creative
works from the Francophone world
• describe ways in which the French language has influenced other languages
• compare and contrast their own customs to those of Francophone cultures
• identify and compare language, expressions, and behaviours that suit cultural context


Some recommended strategies for language-learning:
• Make personal notes to use as a reference for speaking and written productions
• Practice, review, memorize expressions, and watch French movies on Netflix. Master the basic, high-frequency words.
• Self-monitor and correct recurring mistakes

Breakdown of marks:
Writing: 20%
Reading: 20%
Speaking: 20%
Listening: 20%
Final evaluation: 20%     Note: the final exam at the end of the school year covers all topics studied over the course of the year, so it is imperative that students keep every handout, study aid and all assignments. The exam evaluates all major communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) equally.

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
Sincerely,
Mme Bournelis
abournelis@sd35.bc.ca 




Course Outline - French 10

Core French 10 – Course Outline
Year: 2014-2015
Teacher: Mme. Bournelis
Course overview:
French 10 builds on French 9. Students will continue to use resources to communicate through writing and speaking. French 10 will touch on many grammar concepts from French 9 (passé compose, futur proche, etc.) and new grammar concepts will be introduced.
Our class will be divided into the following units:
Unit 1
Ma chambre, ma vie!
Unit 2
Mission: emploi
Unit 3
Nous, les canadiens
Unit 4
Mes trésors, mes souvenirs
Unit 5
Films à l’affiche

Expectations: Everyone is expected to respect his or her self, to respect one another, and to respect the classroom environment. Students that support and encourage each other on a regular basis make the language classroom a happier placeJ. Language learning involves a lot of risk-taking (you will make mistakes; it’s part of the learning process). Every human being in this class is capable and deserves the opportunity to apply their growing range of language 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, loose-leaf paper, 1 textbook (Ca Marche 3), pens, pencils, highlighters, reference tools (dictionary and verb book or electronic device).
French 10 learning outcomes: It is expected that students will gain the skills needed to:


• explain how to do everyday activities or procedures
• communicate needs, desires, and emotions, giving reasons
• describe events and experiences
• express statements in past, present, and future
• participate in a variety of meaningful, real-life situations
• retrieve, process, and adapt information from
French-language resources to complete authentic tasks
• explain in detail acquired information in oral, visual, and written forms
• discuss and respond to authentic creative
works from the Francophone world
• describe ways in which the French language has influenced other languages
• compare and contrast their own customs to those of Francophone cultures
• identify and compare language, expressions, and behaviours that suit cultural context


Some recommended strategies for language-learning:
• Make personal notes to use as a reference for speaking and written productions
• Practice, review, memorize expressions, and watch French movies on Netflix. Master the basic, high-frequency words.
• Self-monitor and correct recurring mistakes

Breakdown of marks:
Stamp sheet completion: 30% (your stamp sheets indicate to me that you’ve reached a learning outcome for that unit. You’re responsible for not losing your stamp sheet; it is recommended that you occasionally take a picture of your stamp sheet in case it happens to disappear on you.)
Tests: 20%
Projects: 30%
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
Sincerely,
Mme Bournelis
abournelis@sd35.bc.ca 








Course outline - French 11

Core French 11 – Course Outline
Year: 2014-2015
Teacher: Mme. Bournelis
Class website: bournelis.blogspot.com
Course overview:
French 11 builds on French 10. Students will continue to use resources to communicate through writing and speaking.
Expectations: Everyone is expected to respect his or her self, to respect one another, and to respect the classroom environment. Students that support and encourage each other on a regular basis make the language classroom a happier placeJ. Language learning involves a lot of risk-taking (you will make mistakes; it’s part of the learning process). Every human being in this class is capable and deserves the opportunity to apply their growing range of language 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, loose-leaf paper, 1 textbook (Voyages 1), pens, pencils, highlighters, reference tools (dictionary and verb book or electronic device).
Learning outcomes:



• discuss plans related to common activities
• exchange opinions on topics of interest, giving reasons and reactions
• describe or narrate events, situations, or experiences
• use a range of vocabulary and expressions in past, present, and future


• interact in a variety of meaningful, real-life situations
• retrieve, research, and use relevant information from French-language resources to complete authentic tasks
• summarize acquired information
• compare, contrast, and respond to authentic creative works from the Francophone world
• identify the contributions of Francophones to Canada and the world
• demonstrate an understanding of similarities and differences between Francophone cultures and their own
• use language, expressions, and behaviours to suit cultural contexts

Some recommended strategies for language-learning:
• Make personal notes to use as a reference for speaking and written productions
• Practice, review, memorize expressions, and watch French movies on Netflix. Master the basic, high-frequency words.
• Self-monitor and correct recurring mistakes
Our class will be divided into the following units:
Unit 1
A table
Unit 2
Souvenirs d’enfance
Unit 3
Paroles et Images
Unit 4
Face aux défis
Unit 5
C’est tout un Canada

Breakdown of marks:
Stamp sheet completion: 50% (your stamp sheets indicate to me that you’ve reached a learning outcome for that unit. You’re responsible for not losing your stamp sheet; it is recommended that you occasionally take a picture of your stamp sheet in case it happens to disappear on you.)
Tests: 20%
Projects: 30%

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 homework updates and important information. bournelis.blogspot.com

Sincerely,
Mme Bournelis
abournelis@sd35.bc.ca 


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Homework Deadlines and Announcements for 2014-2015 school year

Hello! This blog will present all the important dates and homework assignments you will need to know for English and for French.

I can be reached at abournelis@sd35.bc.ca if further questions arise. If something is unclear, please ask.