ENG4U English Grade 12 Online Course – Toronto eSchool OSSD Credit


ENG4U English Grade 12


ENG4U English Grade 12 is one of the major compulsory courses for admission to all universities. Get ready for university applications in Ontario with Toronto eSchool’s Grade 12 English course.

Course Title: English, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Name: English
Course Code: ENG4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: ENG3U, English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Curriculum Policy Document: English, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2007 (Revised)
Course Developer: Toronto eSchool
Department: English
Department Head: Erin Weir, B.A.(Hon), B.Ed., OCT
Development Date: 2014
Most Recent Revised Date: 2020

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ENG4U – English 12 course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.


Unit Titles and Descriptions Time
1 Novel Study “Tuesdays with Morrie” By: Mitch Albom

  • Summary – first 99 pages and author’s attitude
  • ‘End of book’ Video Presentation of Literary Analysis
  • Comparison Task – Personal & Literary Moral Evolution
  • Literary Essay – Persuasive & Narrative Techniques
  • Final Quiz
28 hours
2 Poetry

  • Analysis – Reoccurring Imagery & Symbolism
  • “How to Construct a Shel Silverstein Poem” Pop Quiz
  • Dramatic Presentation/Reading
  • Creating your own poem – Format, style & literary elements
12 hours
3 Current & Past Events/Advertising/Media Forms

  • Website Exploration
  • “I have a dream…” by Martin Luther King Jr. analysis – tone, vocabulary and rhetorical patterns
  • Developing Perspective – “Coca-Cola Receives Racist Backlash For Recent Super bowl Ad”
  • Comparative Paragraph: Violence Against Women and the ‘HeforShe’ campaign at the UN
  • Response Paragraph: Credibility of the claims in the documentary film ‘Photographing the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima’ by VICE
  • Video/Multimedia Creation and Presentation
20 hours
4 Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

  • Modern Day Parody – Adaptation
  • Analysis of Soliloquy Act III, Scene i
  • Comparative Essay: Soliloquy Act III, Scene I with Life Lessons from “Tuesdays with Morrie”
  • “The Lady of Shalot” and Bias Analysis
  • “New Words in Hamlet” Oral presentation
  • Eulogy Assignment
  • Final Acts Quizzes
  • Literary Essay
40 hours
5 Final Assignment – online journals as EXIT CARD 8 hours
Final Exam 2 hours
Total 110 hours

ENG4U English Grade 12

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