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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Sean Duggan

Communication Plan - Core French 9

 

Overview:

 

Core French 9 is aimed at students gaining an appreciation for French language and culture while learning how to communicate in French both orally and through written work. This course focuses mainly on oral communication. Throughout the year new vocabulary is taught through thematic units,  correct pronunciation is modelled and students are then questioned to validate comprehension.  Students are encouraged to be unafraid of making mistakes and challenge themselves each class.  Attendance and participation are essential for students to be successful in this program.

 

Expectations:

 

All students are expected to:

  • Be respectful (listening while others are speaking)

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared for class.

  • Take responsibility for their learning and actions.

 

Evaluation:

 

Oral communication: 50%

Assignments: 30%

Projects: 20%

 

Homework assignments and projects will be posted on either the homework site or through Google classroom. Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for each day they are late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned.  Students are responsible to make up any work they missed while absent. Assessment is cumulative throughout the year.   

 

Assessment will occur in the following areas:

Speaking and listening: Students will answer questions orally and their answers will be evaluated, along with their use of French in the classroom.  

Reading:  Students will read several books this year (at an appropriate reading level) based on the topics covered orally.  Students will be evaluated on fluency and comprehension.

Writing:  Once the oral and reading components have been completed, students will complete a writing assignment based on themes.

Communication Methods:

 

Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Phone the school at 902-562-5464

  • Parent Portal

  • Send a written note to school.

Sincerely,

 

Sean Duggan

Sydney Academy

Languages Department

 

Communication Plan - English 9

 

Overview:

 

The grade nine English Language Arts Program is based on three strands: Reading and Viewing, Writing and Representing, and Speaking and Listening.  The goal of ELA is to continue building on student skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of texts.  Students will use critical thinking skills to analyze and respond to texts in a wide variety of genres.  Attendance and participation are essential for students to be successful in this program.

 

Areas of Study

  • Novels

  • Short Stories

  • Dramatic plays

  • Essay writing

  • Creative writing

  • Poetry

  • Media

  • Mechanics of writing

  • Speaking and listening

 

Expectations:

 

All students are expected to:

  • Be respectful (listening while others are speaking)

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared for class.

  • Take responsibility for their learning and actions.

 

Evaluation:

 

Speaking and Listening: 15%                

Reading and Viewing:   40%                  

Writing and Representing: 35%                   

January Exam: 10%

 

Students will assessed in a variety of methods, including the following:

      

  • Oral and Written Tests and Quizzes

  • Oral questions and classroom discussions

  • Creative Writing

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Projects and Presentations

  • In Class Assignments

  • Essay Writing

  • Exams

Tests, quizzes, homework assignments and projects will be posted on either the homework site or through Google classroom. Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for each day they are late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned.  Students are responsible to make up any work they missed while absent. Assessment is cumulative throughout the year.   

Communication Methods:

 

Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Phone the school at 902-562-5464

  • Parent Portal

  • Send a written note to school.

Sincerely,

 

Sean Duggan

Sydney Academy

Languages Department

Communication Plan - Healthy Living 9

 

Overview:

 

The Grade nine health curriculum is divided into three main areas: healthy self, healthy relationships and healthy community.  The following are the major topics discussed this year

:

  • Emotional Well Being and Mental Health Disorders

  • Nutrtion

  • The risks of substance abuse

  • Reproductive and sexual health

  • Workplace safety

  • Community Services

  • Avoidance of drugs, alcohol and the risks involved

 

Expectations:

 

All students are expected to:

  • Be respectful (listening while others are speaking)

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared for class.

  • Take responsibility for their learning and actions.

 

Evaluation:

 

Assignments: 80%

Projects: 20%

 

Homework assignments and projects will be posted on either the homework site or through Google classroom. Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for each day they are late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned.  Students are responsible to make up any work they missed while absent. Assessment is cumulative throughout the year.   

Communication Methods:

 

Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Phone the school at 902-562-5464

  • Parent Portal

  • Send a written note to school.

Sincerely,

 

Sean Duggan

Sydney Academy

Languages Department

 

Communication Plan - Core French 10

 

Overview:

 

This course focuses mainly on oral communication and involves continuous practice in the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Evaluations reflect these four skills and are outcomes based. Emphasis is based on the development of French language skills through meaningful learning situations and the student’s ability to communicate effectively. Students are expected to do oral presentations in class. Throughout the year new vocabulary is taught through thematic units. Students are encouraged to be unafraid of making mistakes and challenge themselves each class.  Attendance and participation are essential for students to be successful in this program.

 

Expectations:

 

All students are expected to:

  • Be respectful (listening while others are speaking)

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared for class.

  • Take responsibility for their learning and actions.

 

Evaluation:

 

Oral communication: 50%

Assignments: 30%

Projects: 20%

 

Homework assignments and projects will be posted on either the homework site or through Google classroom. Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for each day they are late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned.  Students are responsible to make up any work they missed while absent. Assessment is cumulative throughout the year.   

 

Assessment will occur in the following areas:

Speaking and listening: Students will answer questions orally and their answers will be evaluated, along with their use of French in the classroom. In addition, students are required to give presentations using appropriate vocabulary based on a current unit.

Reading:  Students will read a variety of (grade level and ability) texts.  Students will be evaluated on fluency and comprehension.

Writing:  Once the oral and reading components have been completed, students will complete a writing assignment based on themes.

 

Communication Methods:

 

Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Phone the school at 902-562-5464

  • Parent Portal

  • Send a written note to school.

Sincerely,

 

Sean Duggan

Sydney Academy

Languages Department