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10H Syllabus

Students in 10th grade English honors will continue their preparation for college ­level skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking as outlined in the CCSS. This course will broaden the perspectives of students as we deal with literature from a variety of sources in order to assist them in becoming academically, culturally, and technologically literate citizens within their communities.

By interacting with classic, modern, and contemporary works of fiction and non-fiction, students will have the opportunity to develop their own personal perspectives of the world in which they live, and apply them in their daily lives. In this honors class, the expectation will be for high quality work, as students meet and exceed state standards. There will be a strong emphasis on literary analysis and building rhetorical skills in order to prepare these students for AP courses. 

AP Lang Course Description

AP English Language and Composition is a college-level course that offers students the opportunity to earn college credit and/or advanced college placement in English. This course focuses on rhetoric and writing, particularly analyzing rhetorical elements of nonfiction texts. Students will also study and compose multiple drafts of essays in several styles, including narrative, expository, analytical, and argumentative.

English 10 Course Description

This year we will be reading and examining literature and non-fiction from the early stages of this country, to more contemporary modern works and current events. Our main focus will be on working to become more fluent readers and writers, listeners and speakers. We will be using a variety of reading and writing strategies that are designed to help students access the texts at a deeper level. Although our textbook will be used as the foundation for most of our reading and writing, we will be using many online publications, and when possible, students will also have the ability to choose a few of the extended texts that we read.