Course Overview

Write what you mean! It's not always easy to say what you want to say in writing. In English 10-1, you'll focus on basic communication skills through the study of short stories, non-fiction, poetry, a modern play, a feature film, and a novel.

For the film study portion of this course, you will be responsible for providing your own copy of one film you wish to study; this film must be from the approved list of films below.

A Knight's Tale

Akeelah and the Bee

October Sky

The Blind Side

Note: Course Resources (tutorials and exemplars) are provided online.

Access the materials online through the Learning Management System. You may view the materials online, download them, or print them.


Grade 9 English (50% required, 65% recommended)


Instructional Workbooks are available through the Learning Management System for downloading and printing.

Other Optional Materials:

Canadian Writer’s Handbook

Gage Canadian Thesaurus

Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary The Key