Melissa Paakkonen's English Courses

Communications 11 focuses on developing more concrete, rather than abstract, writing, and interpreting skills. This course is selected only upon the recommendation of your English 10 teacher; it leads to Communications 12 and does not meet entrance requirements for many post secondary institutions.

English 10 teaches criteria to evaluate a variety of texts as well as teaching students to improve various communication skills.  At the end of the course, students should be able to report meaningfully on what has been read or heard, with accuracy, precision and style, using well-supported, clear, and logical ideas.  There is a mandatory provincial government final exam worth 20% of the final mark in this course.

The primary goal of this course is to strengthen and further develop students’ present skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and idea generation.  In particular, students will strengthen their comprehension skills, learn to respond with more critical awareness, increase their overall knowledge of language, improve their written composition skills, hone their communication strategies, and participate in community building activities in the classroom. This class does NOT have a Provincial Exam. There is a mandatory Final Exam worth 30% of the final mark in this course.