English: Grade 9 Applied English (Boy’s Literacy Course) ENG 1PL Course Description: This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives. Students will study short stories, novellas, and newspaper and magazine articles that are of interest to male students, and will describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language. English: Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing, Grade 10 ELS 2O Course Description: This course is designed to help male students strengthen essential reading and writing skills, providing them with the extra literacy support they need in order to graduate. Students will read informational, graphic, and literary texts that interest the male student, with a focus on locating information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, building vocabulary, and consolidating skills in the application of key comprehension strategies. The course will also help students develop core learning strategies.