English Language Arts 9 CHALLENGE

Course code: MEN--09C---

English 9C is an ability-grouped English class for gifted, talented, and creative learners. The English 9 Learning Outcomes are addressed in this course but are enriched and extended to meet the needs of our learners within our Challenge Program. Students learn how to write a formal scholarly essay in this class and the course focuses on themes of dystopia and on current world issues. Research and presentation skills are also addressed in this course. Collaborative work is common and the three pillars of learning: writing, reading and speaking, are expected of all students. Texts for study include but are not limited to: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell; Brave New World, Aldous Huxley; Night, Elie Wiesel; Klee Wyck, Emily Carr; “The Winter Market”, William Gibson; Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare.