English and the World of Story

ENG-4102-2 / ENG-4112-2


English and the World of Story is the second of three courses for Secondary IV English Language Arts. The learning situations encourage the students to develop an understanding and ability to apply the codes and conventions used in story and film. The course addresses the competencies: reads and listens to written, spoken and media texts (C2) and Produces texts for personal and social purposes (C3) By the end of the course students will be able to write a film review, discuss and analyse a novella and its film adaptation and produce a comparison/contrast essay.


The learning guide contains six learning situations (LS) and three formative assessment situations. In LS 1 students explore the codes and conventions of stories and examine the role of stories in their own lives. In LS 2 the students learn the techniques, codes, and conventions of film. In LS 3 students learn to discuss and analyse a short story, learn how characters in stories are developed, and learn about literary criticism. In LS 4 students learn how stories develop and transform as they are adapted from books and other media into films. In LS 5 students learn to compare a story and its film adaptation in essay form. In LS 6 students come to understand the value of film critiques in broadening ones awareness of film, and they learn how to write a film critique. Media resource page: online or down-loadable audio and video resources.


Secondary IV (grade 10), English Language Arts students.


Secondary III English Language Arts or the equivalent. English in Poems and Songs (ENG-4111-1) or the equivalent. NB - ENG-4101-1 is the identical course content, only the course code number has changed.


A Teacher/Tutor Guide is available for download. The scored activities can be purchased separately. This work is funded by the Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche du Québec and by the Canada-Quebec Agreement on Minority Language Education and Second Language Instruction.
Duration: 50 hours
Number of units: 2




30%, 40%, 30%

Corrections time

One hour per evaluation.


In accordance with the end of course assessment procedures used by the institution where the adult is registered. In conformity with the applicable definition of domain for the field.


Author(s): Wendy Sturton Catherine (Cat) Kidd

Production date: December 2015