• ENGLISH 10 

     

    Course #12130

    Full Year

    1 Credit

    Foundations

    Available to Grade 10

     

    This course has been designed for those students who have a need for individual attention in the area of language arts.  The units of study include short stories, plays and novels at appropriate reading levels.  Students will work on vocabulary specific to the reading material and will practice reading skills such as pre-reading, making inferences, predicting and summarizing.  Students continue work on sentence structure and paragraph development leading to multi-paragraph writing.  Special attention is given to visual literacy, speaking skills, and active listening.  

     

    Prerequisite: English 9

     

    ENGLISH 10 

     

    Course #12132

    Full Year

    1 Credit

    Available to Grade 10

     

    This course requires students to refine their listening, comprehension, and critical thinking skills by participating in class discussions, viewing, and note taking. In addition to class discussion, speaking skills will be enhanced through other activities such as drama, oral readings, and presentations. The literature strand of the course emphasizes world cultures through the study of various genres, including drama, the short story, poetry, the essay, and narratives. Textual analysis will develop the understanding of literary and poetic devices. Students will expand upon their writing techniques by studying the formal essay and the research process. As part of this process, students will practice their library, organizational, and editing skills. Students will review grammar as necessary and study vocabulary and etymology regularly. They will also continue a program of advanced reading skills.

     

    Prerequisite:  English 9

     

     

    ENGLISH 10 

     

    Course #10133

    Full Year

    1 Credit

    Honors

    Available to Grade 10

     

    Students in this course will examine literature (both fiction and nonfiction). The literature emphasizes world cultures through the study of poetry, drama, film, the short story, the novel, and the essay. The course will pay particular attention to discussion, critical thinking, and essay writing. Textual analysis will develop students’ understanding of literature as well as their writing skills.  Students will expand upon their writing techniques by studying the research process and writing a research paper. As part of this process, students will practice their library, organizational, and editing skills. Students will review grammar as necessary and study vocabulary. They also will continue a program of advanced reading skills.

    Prerequisite:

    Because of the rigorous nature of the honors-level requirements, students must have been enrolled in the interdisciplinary course World Civilizations.  Students may also petition the English Department head for approval to enroll in this honors level course. Approval will be limited to candidates with high reading comprehension, strong analytical skills, and above average writing skills.  This course requires a summer project.