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The English department at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School offers a variety of different courses:

Grade 10 English

All grade 10 students are required to take EN20F. This course exposes students to practical texts, such as hard news articles and speeches; and creative texts, such as flash fiction and poetry. Students will examine novels, poetry, and a Shakespearean play (Romeo and Juliet or Julius Caesar).


Grade 11 English

Grade 11 Comprehensive English

 In this course, students will continue to develop literacy skills by exploring a variety of texts, which may include poems, letters, short stories, speeches/presentations, novels, and a Shakespearean play (Macbeth).  Students will be required to develop both practical and creative pieces.

Grade 11 Literary English

 Literary English helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of creative and expressive language, as well as the ability to think critically about what they read. This course focuses on analyzing a variety of texts such as letters, short stories, novels, poems, and a Shakespearean play (Macbeth). Students will also work towards developing their own creative and practical pieces.

Grade 11 Transactional English

Transactional English helps students develop an understanding of a variety of non-fiction forms such as articles, brochures, speeches/presentations, debates, and essays. Students in this course will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, which may include one or more novel studies and a Shakespearean play (Macbeth).


Grade 12 English

Grade 12 Comprehensive English

Students that wish to experience a variety of practical and creative texts, and are considering post-secondary education, should enroll in Comprehensive English. In this course, students will continue to develop literacy skills by exploring a variety of texts, which may include memoirs, poems, articles, short stories, speeches, novels, and a dramatic play.  Students will be required to develop both practical and creative pieces. Students will write the ELA Provincial Standards Exam worth 30% of their final grade in this course.

Grade 12 Literary English

Students that would prefer to focus on creative texts, and are considering enrolling in post-secondary education, should enroll in Literary English. Literary English helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of creative and expressive language, as well as developing the ability to think critically about what they read. This course focuses on analyzing a variety of texts such as short stories, novels, poems, and a dramatic play. Students will also work towards developing their own creative and pragmatic pieces. Students will write the ELA Provincial Standards Exam worth 30% of their final grade in this course.

Grade 12 Transactional English

Students that enjoyed examining practical texts, and are focusing on entering the workplace after graduation, may prefer to focus on Transactional English. Transactional English helps students develop an understanding of a variety of non-fiction forms such as articles, memoirs, speeches, presentations, research based projects, and essays. Students in this course will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, including (at least) one novel study. Students will write the ELA Provincial Standards Exam worth 30% of their final grade in this course.

Grade 12 Technical Communications

This course is only available to students who are vocational majors. Technical Communications focuses on forms most commonly found in the workplace. Students will learn about and be asked to develop forms such as cover letters, resumes, proposals, and reports. Students who take this course and not permitted to enroll in a second credit English course.


Additional Grade 12 English Electives

Language and Literary Forms 40S (EN40S0028)

Students who are thinking of a pursuing post-secondary education should enroll in this second credit English course. Literary & Dramatic Focus will further students’ understanding of literature, as well as assist in developing their ability to produce creative texts. Students will have an opportunity to create a variety of forms such as a novella, play, children’s book, and short films.

Language and Transactional Forms 40S (EN40S0029)

Students who are thinking of pursuing a post-secondary education should enroll in this second credit English course. Transactional & Journalistic Forms will further students’ understanding of journalistic forms such as feature and hard news articles. Students will also have an opportunity to create a variety of practical forms such as a magazine, newspaper, and short films.

Dual Credit English I (University English)

In this course, we will examine prose, poetry, and drama written from a variety of historical periods and authorial and narrative perspectives. Classes will consist of a combination of lectures, group discussion, and an in-class presentation. If students successfully complete the course, they will receive a high school credit as well as 6 credit hours at a university level. This course is run in conjunction with the University of Winnipeg but offered in second semester at LSRCSS. Students must have completed EN40 prior to enrolling in this course.

A World of Religions: A Canadian Perspective is a new Grade 12 course that examines the diversity of religions and religious perspectives. In this course, students will explore several different religious traditions and consider the diversity that exists within and between them. Students will have the opportunity to interact with people of different faiths and visit one or more religious gathering places. The development of religious literacy is central to this course. Through this process students will come to understand more about themselves and their personal perspectives about religion.


English

The English department at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School offers a variety of different courses:

Grade 10 English

All grade 10 students are required to take EN20F. This course exposes students to practical texts, such as hard news articles and speeches; and creative texts, such as flash fiction and poetry. Students will examine novels, poetry, and a Shakespearean play (Romeo and Juliet or Julius Caesar).


Grade 11 English

Grade 11 Comprehensive English

 In this course, students will continue to develop literacy skills by exploring a variety of texts, which may include poems, letters, short stories, speeches/presentations, novels, and a Shakespearean play (Macbeth).  Students will be required to develop both practical and creative pieces.

Grade 11 Literary English

 Literary English helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of creative and expressive language, as well as the ability to think critically about what they read. This course focuses on analyzing a variety of texts such as letters, short stories, novels, poems, and a Shakespearean play (Macbeth). Students will also work towards developing their own creative and practical pieces.

Grade 11 Transactional English

Transactional English helps students develop an understanding of a variety of non-fiction forms such as articles, brochures, speeches/presentations, debates, and essays. Students in this course will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, which may include one or more novel studies and a Shakespearean play (Macbeth).


Grade 12 English

Grade 12 Comprehensive English

Students that wish to experience a variety of practical and creative texts, and are considering post-secondary education, should enroll in Comprehensive English. In this course, students will continue to develop literacy skills by exploring a variety of texts, which may include memoirs, poems, articles, short stories, speeches, novels, and a dramatic play.  Students will be required to develop both practical and creative pieces. Students will write the ELA Provincial Standards Exam worth 30% of their final grade in this course.

Grade 12 Literary English

Students that would prefer to focus on creative texts, and are considering enrolling in post-secondary education, should enroll in Literary English. Literary English helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of creative and expressive language, as well as developing the ability to think critically about what they read. This course focuses on analyzing a variety of texts such as short stories, novels, poems, and a dramatic play. Students will also work towards developing their own creative and pragmatic pieces. Students will write the ELA Provincial Standards Exam worth 30% of their final grade in this course.

Grade 12 Transactional English

Students that enjoyed examining practical texts, and are focusing on entering the workplace after graduation, may prefer to focus on Transactional English. Transactional English helps students develop an understanding of a variety of non-fiction forms such as articles, memoirs, speeches, presentations, research based projects, and essays. Students in this course will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, including (at least) one novel study. Students will write the ELA Provincial Standards Exam worth 30% of their final grade in this course.

Grade 12 Technical Communications

This course is only available to students who are vocational majors. Technical Communications focuses on forms most commonly found in the workplace. Students will learn about and be asked to develop forms such as cover letters, resumes, proposals, and reports. Students who take this course and not permitted to enroll in a second credit English course.


Additional Grade 12 English Electives

Language and Literary Forms 40S (EN40S0028)

Students who are thinking of a pursuing post-secondary education should enroll in this second credit English course. Literary & Dramatic Focus will further students’ understanding of literature, as well as assist in developing their ability to produce creative texts. Students will have an opportunity to create a variety of forms such as a novella, play, children’s book, and short films.

Language and Transactional Forms 40S (EN40S0029)

Students who are thinking of pursuing a post-secondary education should enroll in this second credit English course. Transactional & Journalistic Forms will further students’ understanding of journalistic forms such as feature and hard news articles. Students will also have an opportunity to create a variety of practical forms such as a magazine, newspaper, and short films.

Dual Credit English I (University English)

In this course, we will examine prose, poetry, and drama written from a variety of historical periods and authorial and narrative perspectives. Classes will consist of a combination of lectures, group discussion, and an in-class presentation. If students successfully complete the course, they will receive a high school credit as well as 6 credit hours at a university level. This course is run in conjunction with the University of Winnipeg but offered in second semester at LSRCSS. Students must have completed EN40 prior to enrolling in this course.

A World of Religions: A Canadian Perspective is a new Grade 12 course that examines the diversity of religions and religious perspectives. In this course, students will explore several different religious traditions and consider the diversity that exists within and between them. Students will have the opportunity to interact with people of different faiths and visit one or more religious gathering places. The development of religious literacy is central to this course. Through this process students will come to understand more about themselves and their personal perspectives about religion.


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