10th Grade English

This course integrates of survey literature and composition. Course content combines the study and skills of effective writing for a variety of purposes. Writing exercises emphasizes the writing process, research, critical and creative thinking, language skills; and are based on literary models. Literature study introduces literary terminology, critical and analytic reading, and an appreciation for literature.  -from the MPS course catalog 

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COURSE OUTLINE (subject to change)

  • First Quarter- Coming of Age
    • Writing sample
    • Pretests
      • grammar
      • elements of literature
    • Grammar Review (on-going)
    • Root words vocabulary (on-going)
    • Independent Novel Study (Coming-of-Age)
    • Of Mice and Men
      • w/argument essay
  • Second Quarter- Gothic Lit
    • Grammar Review (on-going)
    • Root words vocabulary (on-going)
    • Independent Novel Study (Gothic)
    • Othello
      • w/narrative essay
  • Third Quarter- Civil Rights
    • Grammar Review (on-going)
    • ACT Vocabulary (on-going)
    • Independent Novel Study (Dystopia)
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
      • w/informative essay
  • Fourth Quarter- Drama
    • Grammar Review (on-going)
    • ACT Vocabulary (on-going)
    • Independent Novel Study (Non-Fiction)
    • 12 Angry Men
      • w/synthesis essay

 

Homework

You will have homework in English class, GUARANTEE. There will be daily vocabulary homework (vocab cards, study guide, review) and a weekly test. Most assignments are completed in class, or whatever is not completed will be homework. Please check the homework calendar for your assignments.


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