English 10: Composition

Teacher(s)

Laura Blake

Prerequisite

English 9

Description

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.

Type

online

Credit

2

Delivery

Student-paced.

Summary

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.

Evaluation

Orientation Course - 5%

  • Graphic Organizer
  • Paragraph

Unit One – 45%

  • Personal Introduction
  • Paragraph
  • Reading Like a Writer Chart
  • Reading Like a Writer Paragraph
  • Interview
  • Narrative Organizer
  • Personal Narrative

Unit Two – 40%

  • Persuasive Chart
  • Documentary Review
  • Persuasive Organizer
  • Persuasive Speech

Final Exam – 10%

BC Performance Standards

Support

Students can contact their teacher to arrange for extra help.

Materials

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.

More Info

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/english-language-arts/10/composition

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