CDLI’s English offers the following eLearning courses

Writing 2203

Description:

Writing 2203 is designed to accommodate a range of student interests and abilities.  It offers students an opportunity to explore writing as a means of personal expression as well as a method of communication.  The course provides opportunities for students to develop a portfolio of written products in the following categories:

The course is intended to provide students the opportunity to explore their thoughts and imagination through writing. Creative expression allows for freedom from structured thought and expression. Writing 2203 also offers the opportunity to practise and refine practical, expository writing.  The course also enables students to enhance their precision with written expression.  The emphasis throughout the course is on the improvement and refinement of students’ writing through extended practice.  Students are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the crafting of a range of writing, and to use technology to effectively serve their communication purposes.

Although the major activity in the course is the production of written texts, the course recognizes that other language arts processes (speaking and listening, reading and viewing) are activated as students produce writing in a variety of formats for different audiences. (Adapted from Writing 2203: A Curriculum Guide, Department of Education, 2002).

During regularly scheduled writing classes, students log in to the learning management system, Desire to Learn (D2L).  From this system students have access to learning content, the live classroom (Elive), email and discussion tools which allows interaction between their teacher and peers.   It is also worthy to note that students have access to their D2L classroom and all its learning tools at any time of day from any location with an internet connection.

Required text: Reference Points 11/12

Evaluation:

Students enrolled in Writing 2203 by distance learning are evaluated using a variety of assessment instruments designed to assess achievement of the curriculum outcomes as described in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador English Curriculum Guides. 

Below is a description of the assessment instruments and information on how a student’s progress and final grades are calculated and reported.

(Portfolio) Transaction Writing                                                                                
Research Paper; expository essays; process writing; sentence structure, and grammar

(Portfolio) Poetic Writing                                                                                                                 
Poetry/expressive writing; Short stories; drama; visuals
Journal/Activities/homework/offline work/Participation                              

General Expectations:

English 3201

Description: 

English 3201 is an academic course intended for students whose goals include post-secondary academic study. English 3201satisfies the “honours” requirement for graduation purposes and will be required for entrance into university.  English 3201 emphasizes literary texts and is intended to enable students to be analytical and critical readers and viewers and to respond to complex and sophisticated texts orally and through writing and other ways of representing.  It is recommended that students complete English 1201 and English 2201 before attempting English 3201.

English 3201 places greater emphasis on exposure to and use of a wide variety of forms, including

Students are required to respond to a wide variety of forms (media, genres) and to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of language and literary forms. Students are expected to

During regularly scheduled English 3201 classes, students log in to the learning management system, Desire to Learn (D2L).  From this system students have access to a variety of items, including: learning content for the course, the live classroom (Elive), all recorded classes, email, important URL links, course quizzes and discussion tools.   Using of these tools inside of the learning management system, D2L, allows for continuous interaction between a student and their teacher, as well as a student and their peers.   Please note: Students have access to their D2L classroom and all learning tools at any time of day from any location with an internet connection.

Evaluation:

Students enrolled in English 3201 by distance learning are evaluated using a variety of assessment instruments designed to assess achievement of the curriculum outcomes as described in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador English 3201 Curriculum Guide. 

Assessment activities, tasks, and strategies for English 3201 include, but are not limited to, the following:

Please note:  English 3201, as a third level (Grade 12) academic course, will be subject to external examination as a public exam. Performance on this province-wide examination will account for 50% of a student’s evaluation.   As a result, all formal testing/examinations in English 3201 are modeled after the provincial public exam and scored using provincial standards and rubrics.  For samples of exams and scoring, please visit http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/evaluation/english3201.html

Student Resources

Anthologies:
Echoes 12, Oxford University Press.
Land, Sea, and Time, Book 3. Breakwater Books.

Drama:
MacBeth
The Theban Plays
Othello

Handbook:
Reference Points 11/12, Pearson Educational Publishing

Novels:
Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein
Away by Jane Urquhart
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
In the Hands of the Living God by Lillian Bouzanne
A Matter of Honour by Jeffery Archer
Dracula by Bram Stoker

Non-fiction:
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
Baltimore’s Mansion by Wayne Johnson