Welcome to the Mackenzie English Department!

The English Office is located on the second floor in the Art hallway.

Contact us at 416 395 3330 x20090

ACL: Mr. Berenstein

English Resources

 

Courses Offered:

Grade 9 Courses

Course Title: English, Academic

Course Code: ENG1D1

Description: This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: English, Applied

Course Code: ENG1P1

Description: This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: English, Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course

Course Code: ENG1L1

Description: This course provides foundational literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, and in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students develop strategies and put into practice the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas. Prerequisite: None

Grade 10 Courses

Course Title: English, Academic

Course Code: ENG2D1

Description: This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course. Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Course Title: English, Applied

Course Code: ENG2P1

Description: This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course. Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Course Title: English, Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course

Course Code: ENG2L1

Description: In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course, or in the English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course. The course is organized by strands that extend listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on refining foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students build on their strategies and engage in the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking, and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas. Prerequisite: A Grade 9 English credit

Grade 11 Courses

Course Title: English, College Preparation

Course Code: ENG3C1

Description: This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course. Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied

Course Title: English, University Preparation

Course Code: ENG3U1

Description: This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures;, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course. Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic

Course Title: Media Studies

Course Code: EMS3O1

Description: This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Grade 12 Courses

Course Title: English, College Preparation

Course Code: ENG4C1

Description: This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace. Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation

Course Title: English, University Preparation

Course Code: ENG4U1

Description: This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace. Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Title: Studies in Literature, University Preparation

Course Code: ETS4U1

Description: This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytic essays, and complete an independent study project. Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Title: Writer’s Craft, University Preparation

Course Code: EWC4U1

Description: This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers. Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

 

Teachers:

Mr. Daniel Berenstein

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ACL of English

Started teaching at Mackenzie in 1999.

Education

  • M.A. at University of Toronto
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  English Office

Mr. Simon Carpenter

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ACL of Gifted & Student Leadership

Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2004.

Education

  • B.A. at University of Victoria
  • M.A. at National University of Ireland
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  Library

Ms. Julie Gourley

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 1999.

Education

  • Hon.B.A. at Univeristy of Guelph
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  Social Science Office A

Ms. Margaret Hanna

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2009.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Combined Hons. at York University/Glendon
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  English Office

Ms. Stephanie Ma

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2007.

Education

  • Hon.B.Sc. at University of Toronto
  • PEP at D’Youville College
  • M.T.S. at Tyndale University

Office Location:  Mathematics Office

Ms. Carla Mancini

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ACL of Literacy and Library

Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2001.

Education

  • Hon.B.A. at York University
  • M.A. at York University
  • B.Ed. at York University

Office Location:  English Office

Mr. David Regan

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2013. 

Education

  • Hon.B.A. at University of Toronto
  • B.Ed. at York University

Office Location:  English Office

Mr. Fraser Tebbutt

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2006.

Education

  • Hon.B.A. at University of Western Ontario
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  English Office