Call: (306) 252-1000


Pre-requisite: none

Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous

Course Description

ELA 8 is a 200 hour course presented in 4 units. Students will read, view and listen to a variety of resources, both online and paper-based. Student work will be a wide array of writing, speaking and representing activities.

There is no final exam for the course, but rather a final assessment in which students will demonstrate the skills they've developed over the year.

Units of Study

  • Greek Mythology Unit
  • Touching Spirit Bear Novel Study
  • Social Media/Pop Culture Unit
  • Student's Choice Inquiry Unit

Required Resources

  • Audio/video recording equipment (Tablets or Smart phones are fine)

Supplied Resources

  • Units 1 & 2 (Units 3 & 4 available online)
  • Novel - Touching Spirit Bear, Mikaelsen, Ben

Instructor: Jim Cates

Jim Cates

Phone: (306) 252-1000

Fax: (306) 252-2150

Skype: jim.a.cates

Sun West Distance Learning Centre

P.O. Box 370
408 - 5th Avenue
Kenaston, SK S0G 2N0


Phone: (306) 252-1000
Fax: (306) 252-2150