English 30

English Language Arts 30-1


South Alberta High School is an online learning platform that is a great option for those students who want the flexibility to learn at their own pace and complete the requirements necessary to achieve credit in the English 30 course.


Language is the basis of all communication and the primary instrument of thought. Composed of interrelated and rule-governed symbol systems, language is a social and uniquely human means of exploring and communicating meaning. As well as being a defining feature of culture, language is an unmistakable mark of personal identity. It is essential for forming interpersonal relationships, extending experience, reflecting on thought and action, and contributing to society.


General Outcomes(taken from the Program of Studies)

Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to

1. Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences.

  • 1.1 Discover possibilities
  • 1.2 Extend awareness

2. Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively.

  • 2.1 Construct meaning from text and context
  • 2.2 Understand and appreciate textual forms, elements, and techniques
  • 2.3 Respond to a variety of print and nonprint texts

3. Manage ideas and information.

  • 3.1.1 Determine inquiry requirements
  • 3.2 Follow a plan of inquiry

4. Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

  • 4.1 Develop and present a variety of print and nonprint texts
  • 4.2 Improve thoughtfulness, effectiveness, and correctness of communication

5. Support and collaborate with others

  • 5.1 Respect others and strengthen the community
  • 5.2 Work within a group

The refinement of writing skills will be emphasized at all stages of the course, as will vocabulary development.

Required Materials

The primary text for ELA 30 or English 30 will be Echoes 12. Full-length texts will include Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, and The Cellist of Sarajevo.PDF versions of all content have been provided; however, paper copies are also recommended and available through the course facilitator.

Units of Study/Summative Assignments – Each Module is 1 week in length for those in the quarter system and 2 weeks for those students enrolled in a 5-month semester.

Module One – Poetry
● Personal
● Response 1 Exam
Module Six -Hamlet
● Act II Questions
● Act I/II Quiz
● Act III Quiz
● Act IV Quiz
● Ophelia Assignment
Module Two – Short Stories
● Short Story Final Assignment
● Exam
Module Seven -Hamlet
● Act V Quiz
● Oral Reading Assignment
● Essay
● Exam
Module Three -Death of a Salesman(Modern Drama)
● Act I Quiz
● Act II Quiz
Module Eight -The Cellist of Sarajevo
● Quiz 1
● Quiz 2
● Quiz 3
● Quiz 4
● Personal Response 2 – Letter
Module Four – Essay Writing
● Essay
● Exam
● DOAS Post Reading Assignment
Module Nine -The Cellist of Sarajevo
● Quiz 5
● Short Film Response and Found Poem
● Personal Response 3
● Exam
Module Five – Research (Shakespeare)
● Research Project
Module Ten – Final Essay and Diploma Exam Preparation
● Essay


Unit Exams 50%

  • Poetry Exam 7%
  • Short Story Exam 8%
  • Death of a SalesmanExam 10%
  • HamletExam 13%
  • The Cellist of SarajevoExam 12%

    Essays 25%

    • Essay One (Death of a Salesman) 5%
    • Essay Two (Hamlet) 10%
    • Essay Three (The Cellist) 10%

    Quizzes 11%

    • There are 11 quizzes worth 1% each.

    Assignments 14%

    • Personal Responses One 1%
    • Research Project 3%
    • Personal Response Two (Letter) 2%
    • Personal Response Three 2%
    • All other Assignments – Short Story Final Assignment, DOAS Post Reading Assignment, Hamlet Act II Questions, Ophelia Assignment, Oral Reading Assignment, Short Film Response, and Found Poem – 1% each (6% total)


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