English, Grade 12, University Preparation (ENG4U)

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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 analyse 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.

Prerequisite ENG3U

Grade : 12

Credit value : 1

Unit One

Oral Communication

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations

Unit Two

Reading And Literature Studies

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, informational, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading

Unit Three

Writing

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of literary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process

Unit Four

Media Studies

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts