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English 10, Pre-Advanced Placement

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Year long course 1.0 credit
English credit
Grade 10

English 10, Pre-Advanced Placement

General Description

Prerequisite: English 9

Building on the skills learned in English 9, English 10 Pre-AP continues instruction in reading and writing with an emphasis on preparing students to take AP Lang and Comp as juniors. 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 as well as grammar and vocabulary.


  • Literary Analysis Writing with Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Narrative Writing with Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Literary Analysis Creative project with Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Argumentative writing with Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • Researching and writing about research
  • SBAC prep
  • Shakespeare unit and presentation

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.