Calgary Board of Education CBe-learn
2336 53 Ave. S.W., Calgary AB  T3E 1L2 | Grades 7-9, 10-12 Online
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English Courses
  • 10-1
  • 10-2
  • 20-1
  • 20-2
  • 30-1
  • 30-2

English 10-1 (5 credits)

prereq - Grade 9 ELA |

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

2 CBe-learn Supervised Exams including:
1 Mid-Term Exam (MC / WR)
1 Final Exam (MC / WR)

Number of assessed items

27 Assessed Items including:
14 Assignments
3 Self-Assessments
8 Discussions
1 Mid-Term Exam
1 Final Exam

Required Textbook / Novels

Sightlines 10

Resourcelines 9/10

In addition, students must choose one novel:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (fiction)
Girl With The Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (fiction)
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (science fiction)
Thinking Like a Mountain by Robert Bateman (non-fiction)
Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly (fantasy / fiction)

Number of lessons

8 Sections, with 1 – 4 lessons in each

Readings / Essays

Writing:
Personal Response
Visual Response
Creative Response
Persuasive Response
Critical Response

Reading:
1 novel
1 Shakespearian Drama
1 Film
Variety of Short Stories
Variety of Poems

Media Components

Various multi-media files (Video, Audio) within the course.

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

n/a

Required Discussions

8 Discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

No online quizzes or exams

English 10-2 (5 credits)

prereq - Grade 9 ELA |

Online Quizzes / Exams

13

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

2
Mid-term
15 m/c, 10 short answer, 1 short and 1 long writing
Final

Number of assessed items

46

Required Textbook / Novels

Sightlines 10
Resourcelines 9/10

Number of lessons

There are 12 sections.  Sometimes there is more than one assignment in each section

Readings / Essays

11 writing/visual assignments
1 novel
10 shorter pieces in association with the assignments

Media Components

Rough estimate, by category:
-video files (0)
-audio files (2)
-others
Swf (3)

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

n/a

Required Discussions

9

English 20-1 (5 credits)

prereq - ELA 10-1 |

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

This component will vary based on student needs.

Required Discussions

3 required discussion assignments

Online Quizzes / Exams

6 Online Quizzes

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

1 Mid-term, (written on assigned dates)
1 Final Exam, (written on assigned dates)

Number of assessed items

24 lesson assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

One novel, one video, one drama (titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel and video).

 

Number of lessons

There are 6 major modules plus an introduction section, a midterm and final exam component.  Most modules will consist of approximately 3 to 4 assignments.

Readings / Essays

Each module has a reading component, some written response required in each lesson. In some assignments, students are able to respond creatively through audio/video as well as written.
Readings
-1 novel
-1 drama (play)
-1 video
-6 poems
-3 short stories
-4 fiction excerpts
Essays/Compositions
-3 self-reflection assignments
-1 journal assignment
-4 major essays
-2 film assignments
(A selection of novel and video choices are provided for students to choose from. Novel and video choices vary every semester to prevent plagiarism).

Media Components

3 audio recording

English 20-2 (5 credits)

prereq - ELA 10-2 |

Number of assessed items

25 Assessed Items including:

6 Quizzes

14 Assignments

3 Self-Assessments

1 Mid-term Exam

1 Final Exam

Required Textbook / Novels

2008/2009 Required Novels list, students must choose one:
Stargirl by Jerry Spinnelli
Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams
Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Adrift by Steven Callahan  
*Please note that novels are subject to change. Choices are made based on the recommended 20-2 novel list from Alberta Education.

Number of lessons

26 lessons (not including introductions)

Readings / Essays

18 Readings

12 Written Responses/Essays

Media Components

2 Audio Files

1 Video (Film Study – students must access this outside the course)

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

1 Optional Discussion

Required Discussions

3 Required Discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

6 Online Quizzes

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

2 CBe-learn Supervised Exams including:

1 Mid-Term Exam (MC / WR)

1 Final Exam (MC/WR)

English 30-1 (5 credits)

prereq - ELA 20-1 |

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

1 CBe-learn Supervised Exam:

1 Mid-Term Exam (MC / WR)

Diploma Exam (MC/ WR) Mandated by Alberta Education on assigned dates.

Number of assessed items

32 Assessed Items including:
6 Quizzes
22 Assignments
1 Interactivity
1 Mid-term Exam
1 Final Online Quiz
1 Bonus Survey

Required Textbook / Novels

One novel, one film video, one modern drama, one Shakespearean drama, one documentary video (titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel, videos, and plays).

Number of lessons

50 lessons

Readings / Essays

3 Critical/Analytical Responses
3 Personal Responses

Reading:
1 novel
1 modern drama
1 Shakespearean drama
2 films
~variety of short stories

~variety of poems

Media Components

Rough estimate, by category:
-video files (2)
-audio files (3)
-swf (3)

-interactive simulations (2)

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

This component will vary based on student needs.

Required Discussions

10 required
3 optional

Online Quizzes / Exams

6 Quizzes
Required for marks.

6 Practice Quizzes.

1 Final MC Quiz

English 30-2 (5 credits)

prereq - ELA 20-2 |

Labs \ Simulations \ Activities

 6 sample essays to preview

Required Discussions

3 required discussion assignments (with two postings required for each)

Online Quizzes / Exams

7 online quizzes (3 unit quizzes, 3 reading quizzes, 1 final reading test).

CBe-learn supervised Exams / general format

1 Mid-term, (written)

Number of assessed items

28 lesson assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

One novel, one video, one drama (titles vary every semester; students are required to purchase/borrow their own copies of the novel and video. A link to a .pdf version of the play is provided online).

Number of lessons

33 lessons

Readings / Essays

Each lesson has a reading component, some written response required in each lesson. In some assignments, students are able to respond creatively through audio/video as well as written.

-1 novel
-1 drama (play)
-1 video
-10 poems
-7 short stories
-2 drama excerpts
-4 fiction excerpts
-3 oral report
transcripts
-2 essays
-2 non-fiction articles
(Three novel and video choices are provided for students to choose from. Novel and video choices vary every semester to prevent plagiarism).

Media Components

3 videos with audio

1 audio recording