For this journal, you will need to refer to the course outline, which is posted near the top of the course Moodle page.
Read the list of Big Ideas on the course outline. After considering their connections to the course, choose the one Big Idea that you can most clearly connect to our course content this semester. Then, write a 250-word reflection about how this Big Idea connects to our course this semester. You will want to include the Big Idea you have chosen as an integrated quotation in your paragraph. In the development of your ideas, be as specific and detailed as you can.
You may choose to structure your reflection as a single-paragraph or multi-paragraph response. I am your audience, and your purposes are to show me that you can make your own original connection between one of the Big Ideas and our course content and to demonstrate your strong writing skills you have developed throughout the semester.
Please also ensure that you do not repeat ideas that you have already shared in a previous reflection task for the course.
Composition 11 is designed to support students as they refine, clarify, and adjust their written communication through practice and revision. Students will read and study compositions by other writers and be exposed to a variety of styles as models for the development of their writing. The course provides opportunities for students to, with increasing independence, study, create, and write original and authentic pieces for a range of purposes and real-world audiences. They will expand their competencies through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising to build a body of work that demonstrates expanding breadth, depth, and evidence of writing for a range of situations. They will develop confidence in their abilities as they consolidate their writing craft. Students will also engage with the First Peoples Principles of Learning.
Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and collaboratively to be able to:
1 The Course Description, Big Ideas, Curricular Content, and Curricular Competencies are taken from the “Composition 11” curriculum document by the BC Ministry of Education, with the addition of “Students will also engage with the First Peoples Principles of Learning” to the course description. The list of Core Competencies is also from the BC Ministry of Education.
Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view
as represented in texts
visual, and multimodal texts, to guide inquiry, and to extend thinking
features of texts enhance and shape meaning and impact
and beyond texts
and perspectives in texts
and shape meaning and impact
Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)
range of purposes
and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
and as appropriate to the context
structures, and styles
Students are expected to know the following:
o form, function, and genre of texts
o narrative structures found in First Peoples texts
o protocols related to the ownership of First Peoples oral texts
o reading strategies
o oral language strategies o metacognitive strategies o writing processes
o elements of style
o usage and conventions
o citation techniques
o literary elements and devices
Students will engage with Core Competencies throughout the course, including through self-assessment. Foci will come from any of the three Core Competencies:
Required Texts/Readings/Learning Resources
I can provide the evidence and quote in the course for you in order to write clearly. Thank you!