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English as a Second Language, Level 4, Open

$479

Course Name/Grade/Title: English as a Second Language, Level 4, Open
Course Code: ESLDO
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: None (Assessment Test)
Curriculum Policy Document: English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12, 2007
Course Developer: Toronto eSchool
Department: English as a Second Language
Department Head: Erin Weir, B.A.(Hon), B.Ed., OCT
Development Date: 2018
Most Recent Revised Date: 2020

SKU: course-132 Category:

Description

English as a Second Language Level 4 – ESLDO course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral-presentation, reading, and writing skills required for success in all school subjects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles, and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts.

 

4Boarding the Citizen Ship
Reading
Understand the rights of groups and individuals as well as the responsibilities of citizenship in Canada

Socio-cultural Competence and Media Literacy
Explore and describe the process by which immigrants become Canadian citizens

Writing
Develop a pamphlet to help newcomers to Canada

Listening and Speaking
Model activities and processes of responsible citizenship (e.g. understanding aspects of the Citizenship Test and Immigration

Summative Assessment
Oral presentation of their research and a multi-media component

20 hours5I am Canadian
Reading
Read the novel, Hatchet / Run

Socio-cultural Competence and Media Literacy
Design a sculpture to stand outside Canada’s Parliament building that best represents Canada and Canadians

Writing
Review and extend their understanding of Canadian icons and Canadian symbols

Listening and Speaking
Discuss the novel Hatchet or Run

Summative Assessment
Oral presentation of their sculpture idea and a convincing argument as to why theirs should be chosen

18 hours

Unit Titles and Descriptions Time and Sequence
1 Attitude
Reading
Informal essays, short stories, poetry, film and independent novel study; Read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts
Writing
Linked paragraphs, news report, summaries, personal response journals, book report; Grammar usage, punctuation and spelling

Listening and Speaking
Monologue, dialogues and role-plays, correctly using language structures

Socio-cultural Competence
Participate in discussions comparing the needs and values of people of different ages, cultures and both genders

Summative Evaluation
Monologue, media text, news report

20 hours
2 It’s Your Right
Reading
Independently read novel on the theme of Journeys To Freedom, book report and note-taking Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Writing
Summaries using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling

Listening and Speaking
Power-point presentation that includes information from the media, correctly using language structures

Socio-cultural Competence and Media Literacy
Discuss important social and political documents; Media search for articles to match human rights issues discussed in class

Summative Assessment
Media Watch Presentation and oral book report

20 hours
3 Journeys To Freedom
Reading
Analysis and study of Hatchet
Socio-cultural Competence and Media Literacy
Participate effectively in a variety of learning and teaching situations;Search for news stories which relate to settlement issues

Writing
Five paragraph essay, personal response journals, information paragraphs, summaries

Listening and Speaking
Dramatizations of sections of the novel correctly using language structures

Summative Assessment
Research project, five paragraph essay, dramatizations of novel

30 hours
Final Exam
This is a proctored exam worth 30% of your final grade.
2 hours
Total 110 hours