Ontario eSecondary SchoolCourse Outline – ENG4U: English, University PreparationPage 1 of 10Ontario eSecondary SchoolCourse Outline2018-2019Ministry of Education Course Title: English, University PreparationMinistry Course Code: ENG4UCourse Type: University PreparationGrade: 12Credit Value: 1.0Prerequisite(s): English, Grade 11, University PreparationDepartment: EnglishCourse developed by:Tracey OrmerodDate: June 28th, 2018Length:One SemesterHours:110This course has been developed based on the following Ministry documents:1.English, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2007, (revised)2.Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools (2010)3.Learning for All (2013)
Ontario eSecondary SchoolCourse Outline – ENG4U: English, University PreparationPage 2 of 10COURSE DESCRIPTION/RATIONALEThis course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skillsnecessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from variousperiods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, andmedia 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 developinggreater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.Prerequisite:English, Grade 11, University PreparationOVERALL CURRICULUM EXPECTATIONSOral CommunicationBy the end of this course, students will:1.Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety ofsituations for a variety of purposes;2.Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate withdifferent audiences for a variety of purposes;3.Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areasfor improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.Reading and Literature StudiesBy the end of this course, students will:1.Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, informational, andgraphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;2.Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements anddemonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning;3.Reading With Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;4.Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas forimprovement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.
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