English 10

  • Course Description

    Students pursue a balanced, integrated literacy program of literature and language study. In literature, students develop strategies to construct meaning and interact thoughtfully with all genres of literature and nonfiction texts. Writing activities are extensions of experiences developed through reading literary and nonfiction works. Students will engage in a variety of expository and creative writing tasks which connect literature and their life experiences. Students will use writing process activities in a variety of genres including persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary analysis of texts. Students also receive instruction in the conventions of written language, effective oral communication, and research techniques.

    Guaranteed Curriculum

    First Semester

    Reading Expectations:
    Summer Reading unit
    Three major units of study using a whole-class novel or textbook unit (i.e. 2 novels and 1 textbook unit OR 1 core text and 2 novels)
    Common core text: Black Boy
    Common assigned textbook unit from Pearson's My Perspectives: Outsiders and Outcasts
    Outside Reading as assigned

    Writing Expectations:
    2 process piece essays, including response to literature and Symbolism informational/explanatory speech
    Culminating project for outside reading

    Second Semester

    Reading Expectations:
    Three major units of study using a whole-class novel or textbook unit (i.e. 2 novels and 1 textbook unit OR 1 core text and 2 novels)

    Writing Expectations:
    Research paper with citations and works-cited
    Informative speech/Research project
    Rhetorical Analysis essay