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English Language Arts

The aim of English language arts is to enable each student to understand and appreciate lanugage, and to use it confidently and cempetently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction and learning. 

 

Specialized Course Descriptions

English 20-1 (STEM)

This course covers the regular English 20-1 curriculum with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Chosen texts will contain elements of science, science fiction, and nonfiction. There will be opportunities for research, writing, and presentation in STEM fields. 

English 30-1 (Pop Culture)

This class allows students to earn their English 30-1 credit, but with a focus on building communication skills using varied multimedia forms. Students will also study the context of contemporary works and pop culture phenomena using a number of theoretical lenses. There will be opportunities to showcase student learning in varied ways.

Creative Writing and Publishing 15/25/35

This course is an option course. It does not replace the standard English course pathway. 


Course Pathways


-1 vs. -2 Streams

A variety of characteristics, such as family backgrounds, learning experiences, peer relationships, learning styles, and the accompanying changes involved in making the transition to Grade 10, can influence a student’s placement and success in a course.... Student interests will directly influence their future aspirations for post-secondary study as well.  Students who are interested in the study of popular culture and in real-world contexts may prefer to take the ELA 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 course sequence. Students who are interested in the study, creation and analysis of literary texts may prefer to take the ELA 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 course sequence.

~ excerpt from page 7 of Alberta's ELA High School Program of Studies.