This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and
media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic
programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary
and historical periods, 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 the
selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is
intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied