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English 10

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Year long course 1.0 credit
English credit
Grade 10

English 10

General Description

Prerequisite: English 9

Building on the skills learned in English 9, English 10 continues instruction in reading and writing. This class utilizes close reading, various discussion models, the whole class study of a variety of novels, a variety of writing tasks, and several project and presentation assessments. English 10 strives to help students improve on their reading and writing skills and to prepare them for upper English classes. 


  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Personal narrative writing
  • Argumentative writing
  • Analytical writing
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • Researching and writing about research

Theory of Action

As an English department, we are committed to ensuring that our students have authentic and rigorous experiences with multiple forms of texts and writing opportunities which will help them be successful inside and outside of the classroom.  It is our ongoing mission to create engaging learning environments that are intentionally planned to motivate students to become insightful thinkers and effective communicators.