Nbisiing Secondary School is proud to offer literacy programs for those students who need to strengthen reading and writing skills in English. This program allows the student to progress at his or her learning ability. This ensures that each student obtains the necessary individual learning environment for success in life.
Students will build on their previous language knowledge to gain literacy skills for everyday life. Eventually, students will begin to expand their reading and writing skills to analyze the world around them. Students will improve their language level through practical reading, classroom discussions and individual projects.
Advantages of this program include a full time teaching assistant, reducing the already low teacher-student ratio even lower. In addition, the literacy classroom is equipped with internet ready computers containing the latest in technology and software.
ENGLISH LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
Beginning Literacy ELDAO Level 1 1 Credit
Grade 9 Open
This course is intended for English language learners who have had limited access to schooling and thus have significant gaps in their first-language literacy skills. Students will use basic listening and speaking skills to communicate in English for everyday purposes; develop readiness skills for reading and writing; begin to read highly structured texts for everyday and school-related purposes; and use basic English language structures and sentence patterns in speaking and writing. The course will also help students become familiar with school routines and begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.
Basic Literacy Skills ELD BO Level 2 1 Credit
Grade 10 Open
This course is intended for English language learners who have had limited access to schooling and thus have gaps in their first-language literacy skills. Students will use their developing listening and speaking skills to communicate in English for a variety of purposes; develop reading strategies to understand a variety of simple texts; produce simple forms of writing; apply increasing knowledge of English grammatical structures in speaking and writing; expand their vocabulary; and develop fundamental study skills. The course will also provide opportunities for students to become familiar with and use school and community resources and to build their knowledge of Canada and diversity.
Prerequisite: ELD 1 or equivalent
Literacy in Daily Life ELD CO Level 3 1 Credit
Grade 11 Open
This course builds on students’ growing literacy and language skills and extends their ability to communicate in English about familiar and school-related topics. Students will make brief oral presentations; improve their literacy skills through a variety of contextualized and supported reading and writing tasks; distinguish between fact and opinion in short written and oral texts; complete short guided-research projects; and engage in a variety of cooperative learning activities. The course will also enable students to strengthen and extend their study skills and personal-management strategies and to broaden their understanding of Canadian diversity and citizenship.
Prerequisite: ELD 2, or equivalent
Literacy for School and Work ELD DO Level 4 1 Credit
Grade 12 Open
This course extends students’ literacy skills and ability to apply learning strategies effectively, and teaches them how to use community resources to enhance lifelong learning. Students will communicate with increased accuracy and fluency for a variety of academic and everyday purposes; perform a variety of guided reading, writing, and viewing tasks; and use media and community resources to complete guided-research projects. This course further develops the critical thinking skills students will need to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens.
Prerequisite: ELD 3 or equivalent