English Department

Awesome English A Students of Form One! 

Welcome to Term One of this new academic year 2020//21!

Your English Teachers, Ms. Louis, Ms. John, Ms Aimable and Mrs. Jones , all have faith in your ability to excel, even amidst all challenges. 

Let's work together towards Excellence!


Be guided by the following standards which we are expected to uphold as competent students of English A. 

CURRICULUM STANDARDS

   Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English Grammar and Usage when writing or speaking.

 

  Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

 

   Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings. 

Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

 

 Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, 

 

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

 

 Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).


 Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

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Further to this, we will cover the following topics during the first 5 cycles, so it would behoove you to begin exploring them, in preparation for your classes.  

*Sentence Structure

* Parts of Speech 

* Punctuation 

*Context Clues

* Synonyms 

* Antonyms 

* Homonyms 

*The Simple Present Tense

*The Present Continuous Tense

Reading Comprehension passages:

Unit 1: School  Days

Unit 2: Nature in Tropics

Unit 3

Form One Moodlers, I want to reassure you that we your teachers are right here to ensure that you sail through this journey successfully. 

REMINDERS

    Observe the rules of Netiquette

    Always have a positive attitude

    Be present and punctual everyday

    Respect the contribution of everyone

    Manage your time effectively

    Each task should be neatly organized and presented

YES YOU'VE GOT THIS! !

 


Your English Teachers 







Awesome English A Students of Form Two! 

Welcome to Term One of this new academic year 2020//21!

Your English Teachers, Mr. Trotman, Ms. Desir, Ms. Louis, Mrs. Jones, and Ms. John, all have faith in your ability to excel, even amidst all challenges. 

Let's work together towards Excellence!


Be guided by the following standards which we are expected to uphold as competent students of English A. 

CURRICULUM STANDARDS

   Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English Grammar and Usage when writing or speaking.

 

  Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

 

   Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings. 

Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

 

 Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, 

 

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

 

 Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).


 Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

................................................................................................................................


Further to this, we will cover the following topics during the first 5 cycles, so it would behoove you to begin exploring them, in preparation for your classes.  

*Sentence Structure

*Context Clues

*The Simple Present Tense

*The Present Continuous Tense

*Synonyms

*Sentence Combination with the words, who, which, whose, that and whom 


Reading Comprehension Passages:

Rain- Unit 3

Pets- Unit 1

Smoking - Unit 4


Persevere, no excuses!

Be diligent and consistent.

Reach out to us if you encounter any challenges.

 


REMINDERS

    Observe the rules of Netiquette

    Always have a positive attitude

    Be present and punctual everyday

    Respect the contribution of everyone

    Manage your time effectively

    Each task should be neatly organized and presented

YES YOU'VE GOT THIS! !

 

 



Welcome form 3 students of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary school!

You are about to embark on a third term of English Language learning like no other that you have experienced before. Rather than sitting on uncomfortable seats or in hot classrooms, our classes this term will take place virtually through this platform. We know that many of you enjoy the use of technology and we hope that you will be enthusiastic in going through the content and completing the exercises that are posted here on Moodle. Although you are working from home, ensure that you do what is necessary to master the various skills.

Your various form 3 teachers are available and eager to assist you as much as possible. Each week, new material will be posted for you and there will be at least one exercise or activity that you will be required to submit for grading. The skill areas that you will practice include:
  • Poetry comprehension
  • Prose Comprehension
  • Vocabulary & Spelling
  • Grammar & Mechanics
  • Writing argumentative essays
  • Writing Letters to the Editor
Enjoy this term of Language learning and practice as you embrace the virtual learning experience.
HELLO Students!

Welcome to our new English Language learning platform for term one of the 2020 - 2021 academic year. As students of Form Four you are now delving into the heart of the material to be covered in preparation for CSEC exams. However, the mastery of the material is not just for exams, but to increase your communicative competence for life. This term you will be focusing on the following language areas:

1. Narrative Writing
2. Descriptive Writing
3. Effective Speaking and Listening
4. Comprehension skills (Poetry and Prose)
5. Multiple Choice (Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Usage, Reading Comprehension)

This term will be different than what you are used to, since we will be following a seven day cycle in which you will only be onsite on alternate days, with day seven serving as a planning day for teachers. This means that much of your term's work will be covered by you independently and through the use of this platform. Please be disciplined and responsible...

We wish you the very best this term. Make learning fun! 

Welcome All! 

Your Fourth Form teachers...
Hello Students!

 Welcome to our new learning platform for term three. Ordinarily at this juncture, you would have been at home on study break, working at your own pace preparing yourself for your CSEC examinations. This has not changed except that we are going to assist and guide your practice until you are ready to take the exam using this virtual platform. So where it appears that there may be a significant lack of motivation to accomplish the tasks assigned, we shall guide you so you don't feel overwhelmed. Your practice will comprise mainly of consolidation exercises for the CSEC English A Multiple Choice Paper 1. This paper consists of 60 multiple choice items arranged in two sections.

 SECTION ONE consists of 25 discrete items and will test your ability to understand meaning through :
WORD CHOICE
GRAMMAR
SYNTAX 
SENTENCE STRUCTURE
PUNCTUATION
PARAGRAPHING
 GRAMMAR

 SECTION TWO consists of 35 reading comprehension items based on five stimuli:
 ONE POEM
ONE LITERARY EXTRACT
 ONE EXPOSITORY EXTRACT
ONE ARGUMENTATIVE EXTRACT
ONE VISUAL EXTRACT


 The marks will be awarded on your ability to :
 a) obtain information accurately
 b) grasp insights from reading literature; and
 c) recognise and evaluate opinions.

 Therefore students this is your opportunity to engage wholeheartedly in the practice exercises to ensure that you achieve a grade one. As you have been informed your English CSEC grade will comprise of your SBA grade and the Multiple Choice Paper.

 Best Wishes!
 " We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us." Phillipians 4:13
Welcome students to the commencement of the CSEC English B syllabus of study. This term you will be introduced to literature as a subject area and to the various genres of writing that you will study over the next three academic years, as part of this course. In terms of material, you will also be required to analyze and discuss selected short stories and poems from "A World of Prose" and "A World of Poetry" respectively. I encourage you to take the study of English B very seriously. Do the required reading and revision and complete all assignments. you will find this class most interesting!
Literature refers to a body of creative and imaginative written works that capture human experiences, values, cultures and emotions. All of these are expressed in the form of literary works such as plays, poems, short stories and novels. Literature is very important since it represents a gateway through which languages, experiences, emotions and cultures of a people are communicated. Literature also enables us to analyze and explore all types of human conditions. In this term we will be studying the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird by Nelle Harper Lee in addition to prescribed poems and short stories from "A World of Poetry" and "A World of Prose" respectively.
Hello students! Welcome to your third and final year of preparation for CSEC examinations in English B/English Literature. This first term of Form five will see us completing our study of William Shakespeare's comedy "The Tempest." This will be followed by the West Indian drama "Ti-Jean and His Brothers" by St. Lucian Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott. Hopefully by the end of the term you will be competent in speaking and writing on the characters, setting, plot, themes, motifs and dramatic techniques used in both plays. You will also be required to study prescribed short stories and poems from "A World of Prose" and "A World of Poetry" respectively. It may seem like a lot to cover but I trust in your ability as CCSS fifth formers. Just do your best and be disciplined. Success is then guaranteed

 J. Biscette