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English Department

Welcome to the English Department at Tommy Douglas Secondary School! Our​​ d​epartment promises to deliver a rich and exciting program to students where the focus will be on developing reading and writing skills. Furthermore, students will have a chance to read a variety of modern and classic literary works while taking an English course at TDSS. Some examples of modern works are: the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, The Book Thief, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Room. Some of the classic titles we have include The Catcher in the RyeOf Mice and Men and Macbeth​. 


Finally, as documented in the Ontario Curriculum, successful English students at TDSS will: 
  •  understand that language learning is a necessary, life-enhancing, reflective process;
  • communicate – that is, read, listen, view, speak, write, and represent – effectively and with confidence;
  • make meaningful connections between themselves, what they encounter in texts, and the world around them;
  • think critically;
  • understand that all texts advance a particular point of view that must be recognized, questioned, assessed, and evaluated;
  • appreciate the cultural impact and aesthetic power of texts;
  • ​use language to interact and connect with individuals and communities, for personal growth, and for active participation as world citizens. 

We are confident that students will enjoy their English courses at TDSS and that they will be given the  tools necessary to become both a literate and 
worldly member of society. 



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