September 2017 - WELCOME TO ENG1D - Grade 9 English Academic
Welcome to ENG1D - I look forward to working with the Grade 9 students in this English Academic program this semester. I have provided a brief overview of the course description below.
This course is designed to develop students knowledge and comprehension of a variety of literary genres through a variety of literary analyses focused on enhancing their "reading for meaning" literacy skills. We will be studying short story strutures, poetry elements, Shakespeare's "MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" and Haper Lee's Pulitzer Prize novel "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD". The grade 9 academic English curriculum develops oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. Students will engage in language mechanics skill building and in formal essay writing assignments. This course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 or 12.
The complete course outline is posted on our web page. Notes and course information will be posted regularly our class web site for student and parent reference. Please refer to the folders of information below.
STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS:
The ENG1D course serves as the foundation for future university pathway high school English courses. Students are expected to consistently apply independent learning skills focusing on self management, homework completion, independent daily review and study and class participation and attendance. Effective application of these learning skills will ensure student success and preparation for continued advanced study In Academic Language Arts.
Please note that cell phones are not permitted in class. Students are expected to arrive to class with their course binder and pens/pencils, their required texts, and positive attitude and willingness to learn.
I wish all the students a successful semester in ENG1D.
Mrs. H. Zurawski,
Study guide, notes and study questions are posted.
This folder contains the assignments and expectations given to the students of Mrs. Zurawski's ENG1D class
Character analysis templates and assignments are posted in this folder
This folder contain the ENG1D course outline and weekly planner - Mrs. Zurawski
This folder contains information that will enhance the student learning of written academic language.
This folder contains literary terms that students study in their Short Story Unit, Novel Study, Shakespeare Unit and Media Unit throughout the course
This folder contains information a variety of paragraph and essay structures with strategies to improve writing for academic purposes
Lessons and class notes are posted in this folder
This folder contains relevant study information on the elements of the SHORT STORY
Reference handouts and powerpoint presentations are posted in this section