ENG4U – English, Grade 12, University Preparation


English, Grade 11, University

Course Description

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

Outline of Course Content

Unit 1Short Story & Poetry
Unit 2Drama
Unit 3Media & Persuasion
Unit 4Novel Study
Unit 5Culminating Activity