English 30-1

English 30-1
Ms. H. Haxton
Course Opportunities and Objectives:
Students in English 30-1 will employ the six language arts (~reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing) as they:

• Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences

• Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual and multimedia forms, and

• Respond personally, critically and creatively

• Manage ideas and information

• Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of


• Respectsupport and collaborate with others


For more information please refer to the Curriculum Handbook, available online at:




Students will be evaluated as they reflect upon, discuss, interpret, compare and represent various text forms.  Technology will frequently be incorporated into the daily routine, when doing so enhances and furthers the learning process.

Student growth will be assessed via both formative tasks (practice, no numeric value assigned) and summative tasks (formal learning checkpoints, numeric value assigned).

Coursework (in-class assignments, reflections, essays, projects, quizzes, presentations, etc.)        70%

Final exam  (Diploma: Parts A and B) 30%

(Part A: Written - 15%)

(Part B: Multiple Choice - 15%) 



• be "present" (attend regularly and be attentive to the contributions of others)

• treat everyone in the room with respect and thoughtfulness

• use class time wisely and in a manner that supports the focus and learning of others

• seek clarification of a task prior to and not after a due date

• complete all tasks on time

• reflect on your learning: your strengths and your plans for growth as a reader, writer and speaker.

Be honest but fair in your self-assessment


Areas of Focus

Throughout the course students will be invited to explore multiple text forms:

Short Stories, Modern Drama (Streetcar Named Desire), Shakespearean Drama (King Lear), Poetry, Non-Fiction Book (Night), Film, and Non-Fiction.

Often, the students will study these texts in the context of larger themes, and will represent their understanding in a variety of ways.

In addition to the information above, please refer to the attached Cochrane High School Assessment Policy. This policy identifies the format of assignments and is common across all English Language Arts classes at CHS.

I wish you the best this year, and I look forward to working with you in the coming months.
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