English 10 Course

Course Description

English 10 is a comprehensive introductory language arts course designed to create effective readers and writers. Students are presented with a wide variety of literary forms including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, a novel, drama, and novel excerpts. Through the implementation of basic literary analysis skills, students understand and apply strategies to maximize reading comprehension and develop analytical skills. Analytical techniques include making inferences, applying visualization, predicting, and awareness of organizational patterns. Each module includes lessons about vocabulary skills; writing techniques and styles, including the Writing Process; and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Written literary analysis practice promotes student growth of previously learned writing skills.