ENGLISH FOUNDATION COURSE

As a creative representation of life as experience, literature leads students to deepen their understanding of the many dimensions of human thought and experience. All students should be able to process literary, informational, persuasive, and graphic texts that will form the base of their writing ability.

Effective comprehension strategies include predicting, visualizing, questioning, drawing inferences, identifying main ideas and summarising. A good reader will be able to further analyse, synthesize, make connections, evaluate and use a host of critical and creative thinking skills to achieve a deeper level of understanding the material read.

Similarly, writing is a complex process that involves organizing thoughts, remembering important information, solving problems, reflecting on a range of perspectives, and communicating effectively for specific purposes and to specific audiences through appropriate use of language and style.

True North tutors tailor strategies to suit the learning needs of the students in the classroom and the nature of the material used for reading or writing.

  • Students will be taught to
  • Improve their Grammar and Language Use
  • Understand variations in Literary Forms and Genres
  • Identify Figures of Speech and other Stylistic Devices
  • Analyse Prose, Drama and Poetry
  • Critically appreciate various types of Non-Fiction
  • Epistolary Writing - Letters, Diary Writing
  • Differentiate between Expository, Narrative, Analytical, and Argumentative Writing Styles
  • Plan and Produce written works in various styles and genres
  • Connect their knowledge to other media and subjects such as History, Economics, and Arts.

Details:

Ideal for Grades 7 and 8.

Meet once a week for an hour and a half.

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