English 10: Composition
This newly developed Composition 10 course fully meets the learning outcomes for the new BC Curriculum. The focus in this course is on writing and composition, and students will complete expository, narrative, and persuasive assignments, as well as a variety of personal and opinion pieces and a short speech.
Students must take two smaller courses at the grade 10 English level. Composition 10 is a 2-unit course and we recommend that students begin with this and then move on to Literary Studies 10. Students must have a total of 4 English credits at the grade 10 level in order to move on to grade 11.
Composition 10 is organized into two units:
- Unit 1: Personal, expository and narrative writing
- Unit 2: Persuasive writing and speaking
Students will be assessed on paragraphs, a narrative composition, a persuasive essay and a persuasive speech. There are also a number of smaller assignments including organizers and charts. The students will write a final exam at the end of the course.
Students can submit all assignments electronically; students in the Greater Victoria area will write their test at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road.
Long distance students are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex. college, university, or library). Tests supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should actively be arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.
Orientation Course - 5%
- Graphic Organizer
Unit One – 45%
- Personal Introduction
- Reading Like a Writer Chart
- Reading Like a Writer Paragraph
- Narrative Organizer
- Personal Narrative
Unit Two – 40%
- Persuasive Chart
- Documentary Review
- Persuasive Organizer
- Persuasive Speech
Final Exam – 10%
Students can contact their teacher to arrange for extra help.
Students need access to a computer and high speed internet
All assignments must be submitted electronically.
All readings can be accessed online. No textbook is necessary.