UPDATED ENG4U Syllabus Essay

Submitted By justynerodas
Words: 1176
Pages: 5

Course Information Sheet & Units Overview
Date: July 13 - August 14, 2015
Teacher: Ms. Puopolo
Department: English
Principal: Joe Russo

Curriculum Policy Document
The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 & 12: English, 2007 (revised)
Course Title
Course Code

Grade & Type
12 University
English, Grade 11, University Preparation

Full Year / Semester
Summer Session (July-August)
Credit Value
Course Description (As specified in Ministry of Education Policy Document)
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

Student Evaluation Criteria
Term – 70%
Final – 30%
Final Report Card Grade Calculation – 100%
10 ≤ Relative Emphasis / Weighting ≤ 40
Relative Emphasis / Weighting
Term Total + Final Total = Report Card Mark




Term Total
Final Total

Unit 1: Toolbox (Unit Overview & Timeline)
Learning Goals
In this unit, we will: review sentence structure, pronoun agreement, subject-verb agreement, active-passive voice and modifiers. become familiar with standard citation procedure as it relates to this course (primary/secondary sources). explore the issue of plagiarism and discuss solutions to unintentional plagiarism. begin to examine the academic formal essay. begin the process of research for your Independent Study Project including the Statement of Intent and List of Works Cited. We will also learn about primary and secondary sources. evaluate a sample to determine its effectiveness as a formal literary essay using already established guidelines in language conventions, structure, MLA Citation and plagiarism.
Quick Link: Unit 1: Toolbox (Overview)
Activities & Due Dates
Activity #1 - Grammar Review - Self Assessment Grammar Quiz (NO Submission Required)
Activity #2 - Academic Citation - Drag and Drop Assessment (NO Submission Required)
Activity #3 - Plagiarism - Response to "Teresa's Case" and 2 Case Studies (Due: July 20- 3pm)
Activity #5 - Statement of Intent and Initial List of Works Cited (Due: July 17- 3pm)*
Activity #6 - Editing the Essay - Essay Edit (not discussion 1) (Due: July 20- 3pm)
*Please Note: Activity 5, Assignment 1 is your ISU topic. You MUST refer to the ISP handout/list provided.*

Unit 2: Poetry (Unit Overview & Timeline)
In this unit, we will: examine a range of poems to discuss the effective use of imagery and symbolism in poetry as a way of coming to a greater understanding of how a writer creates meaning; explore a variety of poetic forms in research and writing; consider how various auditory devices such as alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance and consonance use sound to convey meaning; be exposed to various schools of literary criticism and write a critical analysis of approximately 250 words; reflect upon your initial ideas about literature as related to your ISP choice.

Activities and Due Dates
Activity #2 - Diction - Read Content (NO Submission Required)
Activity #5 - Theme and Understanding - Literary Critique: "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” (Due: July 23- 3pm)
*Activity #6- ISP Reader Journal (Due: