English Language Arts 10 Options

Students need two of the following 2 credit course options in order to receive the required four credits of English 10. 

  • Since many curriculum options are a combination of two of these already, students can take a combined approach and often only need one curricular resource. 
  • Many of the recommended curricular selections below are available to borrow from the HCOS Learning Commons.
  • All ELA10 courses can be adapted in accordance with IEP recommendations.

COMPOSITION 10 (2 credits) is designed for students who would like to strengthen their skills in expository, opinion, persuasive, descriptive and/or narrative writing.  


This course provides students with the opportunity to:

  • explore and create coherent, purposeful compositions
  • read and study compositions by other writers and consider their value as models for the development of students' own writing
  • develop their craft through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising.

Composition 10 is incorporated into many of our HCOS online, hybrid, and community connections options. 


Curriculum suggestions for a focus on Individualized Composition 10 are as follows:

LITERARY STUDIES 10 (2 credits) is designed for students who are interested in the literature of a particular era, geographical area, or theme, or in the study of literature in general. 


Giving students the choice of a range of literary topics allows them to follow their passion and at the same time:

  • increase literacy skills through close reading of appropriately challenging text
  • develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world
  • develop higher-level thinking and learning skills

Literary Studies 10 is incorporated into many of our HCOS online, hybrid, and community connections options.

 

Curriculum suggestions for a focus on Individualized Literary Studies 10 are as follows: 

CREATIVE WRITING 10 (2 credits) is designed for students who have an interest in creative expression through language. 


This course provides students with the opportunity to:

  • express themselves creatively
  • develop their skills through the writing and design processes. 

Creative Writing 10 can be approached as a hybrid course or as an individualized course. 


Curriculum suggestions for a focus on Individualized Creative Writing 10 are as follows: 

SPOKEN LANGUAGE 10 (2 credits) is designed for students with an interest in performance, storytelling, spoken word poetry, or public speaking. 

 

This course provides students with an opportunity to:

  • develop their spoken communication skills through processes of questioning, exploring, and sampling 
  • study, draft, and use language to create original pieces in a variety of modes. 

Spoken Language 10 can be approached as a hybrid course or as an individualized course. 

 

Curriculum suggestions for a focus on Individualized Spoken Language 10 are as follows:

Credit can also be assigned for participation and achievements in community theatre, storytelling, spoken word, Toastmasters, 4H or Cadets Effective Speaking programs.

NEW MEDIA 10 (2 credits) is designed for students with an interest in media, journalism, film, or digital communications.  


This course provides students with an opportunity to

  • develop a program of study centred on personal interests, needs, and abilities, 
  • allow for a range of local delivery methods
  • recognize that digital literacy is an essential characteristic of the educated citizen. 

New Media 10 can be approached as a hybrid course or as an individualized course. 


Curriculum suggestions for a focus on Individualized New Media 10 are as follows:

Nelson Literacy 10,

Byline

Movies As Literature,

Teach With Movies,

C.I.V.I.X News Literacy,

Media Smarts Canada, 

Curio,

Student News Daily,

Propaganda Critic,

Social Assurity