English 10

Course Description

Focused on application, this sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and 21st-century skills with superb pieces of literature and literary nonfiction, application e-resources, and educational interactives. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. As these units meld modeling and application, they also expand on training in media literacy, 21st-century career skills, and the essentials of grammar and vocabulary. Under the guidance of the eWriting software, students will also compose descriptive, persuasive, expository, literary analyses, research, narrative, and compare-contrast essays.

Course Objectives

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

  • Read increasingly complex literature independently with fluency and comprehension
  • Create multimedia projects that demonstrate an understanding of literary texts
  • Communicate effectively through a variety of writing assignments
  • Use research skills to access, interpret, and apply information from a variety of sources
  • Analyze content presented in perse formats to determine how various texts address similar themes/topics
  • Apply 21st-century skills, which are essential for becoming critical and informed citizens
  • Learn to use Standard English through a variety of grammar lessons
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