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ENG2D English – Grade 10 (Academic)

  • Grade 10

PREREQUISITE: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online


Course Overview

ENG2D online is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. ENG2D online is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.

Persuasion and Propaganda

Essential Question: Why is it important to be able to understand and create persuasive writing pieces?

In this unit, students will explore persuasion and what a thesis statement is. Students will learn the difference between inductive and deductive logic, what logical fallacies are and how to spot them. Students will explore various types of essays and how to identify them. Students will also take a closer look at propaganda.

Shakespeare: MacBeth

Essential Question: Why is it important to understand the society of the time period I will be reading about? How can I use my new understanding of Shakespearean language to create a deeper understanding of his works?

In this unit, students will read Shakespeare’s MacBeth. Students will learn about Shakespearean vocabulary and analyze the play in detail.

Novel Study: Animal Farm

Essential Question: How can a piece of fiction reflect real world issues? Why might authors choose to use their literature as a vessel to comment on the world?

In this unit, students will read and analyze George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Animal Farm is considered by many to be one of the best political allegories ever written and students will learn about what a political allegory is and be able to analyze the allegorical meanings of the characters. Students will also try to draw parallels between themes in this novel and the real world.

Music as Poetry

Essential Question: Does poetry exist all around me, and if so, why is it such a prevalent element of our lives?

In this unit, students will learn about poetic devices and practice using them. Students will also read and analyze poems. Students will examine the Science of music and poetry and how Rap and Hip-Hop music are especially concerned with clever wordplay and poetic devices.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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