Tenth Grade English

All sophomore students will be registered for English 10.

0121Y English 10

  • Grade Level: 10

  • Credits Earned: 1.0

  • Prerequisite: English 9

  • NCAA Approved

Description: A core English course focused on development of analytical skills and contextual thinking. Students will work through a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, gaining domain vocabulary in areas of literary analysis, multimedia composition, and rhetoric. Students will be assessed through multimedia compositions, project-based and inquiry methods, and a variety of writing tasks.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Literary Analysis

  • Thematic and Tonal Analysis

  • Critical and Cultural Contexts of Literature

  • Compositions for Academic and Professional Purposes

  • Rhetorical Analysis

State Course: 01002A000, English/Language Arts II

0123Y English 10 Accelerated

  • Grade Level: 10

  • Credits Earned: 1.0

  • Prerequisite: English 9

  • NCAA Approved

Description: A survey course of World Literature, English 10AC teaches the same targets as English 10, but goes more in depth and uses some more complex texts to provide a challenge for students whose reading, writing, and speaking skill levels are already high. World War I and World War II, as well as other wars, appear in many course texts, and will provide a background for studying why and how authors choose to craft their texts, for analyzing rhetoric, for writing informatively in various ways, and for speaking confidently on a research topic.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Author’s Choices and the Art of Writing Informatively

  • Reading with Rhetorical Choices in Mind and Speaking Articulately

  • War, The Struggle between Good and Evil

  • Major 20th Century Literary Movements and an Introduction to Philosophy

State Course: 01002A000, English/Language Arts II