English 10 will help you develop your skills as a reader, writer and consumer of media. The material that we explore in this course will help develop your understanding of the following Big Ideas:
Throughout the year students will also continue to develop their abilities within the English Skill Sets.
Marks in EN10 are cumulative, which means your grade will carry through from September to June, constantly being updated as new activities are completed. The grade on your report card each term is a "snapshot" of your level of understanding so far, but these grades will not be averaged to determine your final mark. Your final mark in EN10 will be based on what you have been able to achieve by June.
To help us focus on learning and self-improvement in this course, I will not be using traditional percentages or letter grades. Instead, I will use standards-based grading to provide clear feedback to you on what you do well and where you can improve. SBG allows us to properly engage in the learning process because it encourages a growth mindset, early struggles aren't punished and improvement is rewarded.
You will receive a percentage and letter grade on your report cards.