English Language Arts Grades 10-12

In Prince Edward Island, “English language arts encompasses the experience, study, and appreciation of language, literature, media, and communication.” The curriculum defines a text as “any language event, whether oral, written, visual, or digital. In this sense, a conversation, a poem, a novel, an online exchange, a poster, a music video, or a multimedia production are all considered texts. The term is an economical way of suggesting the similarity among the many skills involved in viewing a film, interpreting a speech, or responding to an online forum. This expanded concept of text takes into account the diverse range of texts with which people interact and from which they construct meaning throughout their lives and on a day-to-day basis.”