English and Written Narratives



English and Written Narratives is the second of three courses for Secondary V English Language Arts. The learning situations encourage the students to develop an understanding and ability to apply the codes and conventions used in narrative. 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 discuss and analyse short stories, a novel, and a critical essay. Students will write a short story and a critical essay on a novel.


The learning guide contains six learning situations (LS) and three formative Evaluations Situations. In LS 1 students investigate written stories of various genres and narrative patterns. In LS 2 the students learn how literary techniques enhance the meaning and enjoyment of written narratives. In LS 3 students write their own short story and are given support through various writing activities. In LS 4 students explore and experience how the novel impacts on readers and reflects the wide scope of human experience through the reading of a novel. In LS 5 students analyse the course novel by writing well-constructed paragraphs on various literary topics. In LS 6 students prepare to write a critical essay of 600 to 700 words focusing on literature.


Secondary V (grade 11), English Language Arts students.


Secondary IV English Language Arts or the equivalent. English and Plays (ENG-5101-1) or the equivalent.


The Evaluation Situations 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




ES 1 = 30% ES 2 = 40% ES 3 = 30%

Corrections time

45 minutes per ES (Evaluation Situation)


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 Heather Davis

Production date: December 2016