ERIC Number: ED219804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
English 11: Minimum Essentials.
Prince George School District No. 57 (British Columbia).
The primary aim of this minimum essentials course guide for grade 11 English is to increase students' confidence and sense of worth by allowing them opportunities to experience success in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The five goals of highest priority are (1) to help students listen effectively, (2) to help students speak effectively, (3) to foster an interest in reading, (4) to help students develop appropriate skills for writing sentences and paragraphs, and (5) to help students develop wide speaking, listening, reading, and writing vocabularies. To encourage an awareness of society and its values, the following goals were given high priority: to develop in students a range of reading and study skills, to provide students with opportunities for writing various types of prose, to encourage a critical examination of mass media skills, to extend students' knowledge of self and society through literature, and to provide opportunities for students to express themselves creatively. Another set of goals that should be emphasized only after students are well on their way to mastery of the first two sets of goals are primarily based around literature. Five sequential themes appropriate to students' interests serve as focal points around which content and experiences are organized: man and himself, communicating with society, influence of the media, man and his community, and man and his world. The thematic units include thematic concepts, learning outcomes, activities, and some suggested sources. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George School District No. 57 (British Columbia).