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Assessment for Learning
Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions


English, Grade 10, Applied
ENG 2P

Literature Studies and Reading
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       read and demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary and informational texts;
•       demonstrate an understanding of the elements of a range of literary and informational forms, with a focus on novels, poems, magazines, and reports;
•       identify and explain the effect of specific elements of style in a range of literary and informational texts.

Enduring Understanding:
Reading widely and intelligently are important life skills which provide entertainment and useful information.

Essential Questions:

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Why is it important for me to read widely?
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How does the way something is written affect the reader or listener?
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What perspective can I get on my life from literature?

Media Studies
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       describe the elements, intended audiences, and production practices of a range of media forms and explain how these factors shape media works;
•       use knowledge of a range of media forms, purposes, and audiences to create media works and explain their intended effects.

Enduring Understanding:
Being able to decode and deconstruct media is essential in life.

Essential Questions:

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What is the most compelling medium in my life?
o       What are the positive and negative aspects of that medium?
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How do media I consume or create manipulate opinion or emotions and determine self-image and lifestyle?
How do media images engage the viewer?

Writing
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       use a variety of print and electronic sources to gather information and explore ideas for their written work;
•       identify literary and informational forms suited to a variety of purposes and audiences and use the forms appropriately in their own writing, with an emphasis on stating and supporting an opinion;
•       use a variety of organizational techniques to present ideas and supporting details logically and coherently in written work;
•       revise their written work, collaboratively and independently, with a focus on support for ideas, accuracy, clarity, and coherence;
•       edit and proofread to produce final drafts, using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, according to the conventions of standard Canadian English specified for this course, with the support of print and electronic resources when appropriate.

Enduring Understanding:
Revision skills enable me to write effectively.

Essential Questions:

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How can revision change the meaning of what I’m writing?
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How can revision improve organization?
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How can revision generate greater interest in what I write?

Language
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       use knowledge of vocabulary and language conventions to speak, read, and write clearly, correctly, and competently for specific purposes and audiences;
•       use listening techniques and oral communication skills to participate in classroom discussions and more formal activities, such as storytelling, role playing, and reporting/presenting, for specific purposes and audiences.

Enduring Understanding:
Clarity and coherence in my language will make me more successful at everything.

Essential Questions:

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What do I need to know to edit my own work as well as I can?
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What different methods of organization do I need to know?
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What do I need to know to effectively deliver my feelings, ideas and thoughts?



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