A credit is granted and recorded for this course if the student's grade is 50% or higher.
The final grade will be determined as follows: Student achievement will be communicated formally to students via an official report card.
These tools facilitate and support the editing and revising process for students as they create texts for different audiences and purposes.
document, and it is our firm belief that doing so is in the best interests of students.
First, the achievement of curriculum expectations is reported as a percentage grade.
Additionally, the course median is reported as a percentage.
Students identify and use various strategies including building vocabulary, learning to understand and use features and organization of texts, and developing knowledge of conventions.
Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.
Media Awareness Students will develop media awareness through the analysis of various media for intended audience, intended purpose, and effectiveness.
The critical media theories of noted scholar Noam Chomsky are used as a springboard into an independent investigation of how a politically charged current issue or conflict is handled by the media.
Oral Communication Students will develop awareness of active listening skills, and practise academic note-taking.
A variety of oral texts featuring different voices, accents, viewpoints and topics are presented in online video format.
The final critical media essay requires students to seek out mainstream and alternative, independent news sources to gather the full spectrum of opinion and to develop awareness of how political bias plays out in presentations..