GRADE 9 ENGLISH
Academic ENG 1D1
This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
Applied ENG 1P1
This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy
skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and
create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying
and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students' comprehension of texts and to
help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the
Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in
Grades 11 and 12.
Essential ENG 1L1
This course provides foundational literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success
in their daily lives and in the workplace. The course is organized by strands that develop listening
and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on
developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of
authentic contexts. Students may proceed to ENG 1P1 or ENG 2L1 or ENG 3E1.