English 10 Part 1 continues to build upon the concepts presented in English 9, through a focus on literature, grammar, and composition. Students will begin by examining the different elements of a story, including plot, setting, character, narrator, and voice. To understand these concepts, students will read a variety of works from the Elements of Literature
textbook, including "By Any Other Name," "Typhoid Fever," "The Storyteller," and "The Cold Equations." Throughout the course, students will study various parts of speech, readings, and poetry. Some of the poetic works students will review include "Grape Sherbet" and "The Legend." Students will demonstrate their writing abilities by completing a literary analysis paper after reading a selection of stories from the book. Strategies for strengthening vocabulary and grammar skills will be examined and practiced. Students will display mastery of these concepts through various learning activities and assessments, including tests, quizzes, writing assignments, and journal exercises.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
- Analyze the impact of time and sequence on the plot.
- Identify the use of cause and effect in a reading.
- Analyze the development of time and sequence, including the use of foreshadowing and flashback, and identify how these events help to advance the plot.
- Recall the characteristics of personal pronouns and identify examples.
- Review the elements that make up an autobiographical narrative.
- Review the importance of characterization and its impact on a story.
- Recognize the importance of context clues and apply them while reading.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
- Identify and/or apply meaning of multiple-meaning words used in the text.
- Determine the importance of context clues.
- Analyze the importance of setting to the mood of the text.
- Review how to combine sentences together in order to create a more advanced sentence structure.
- Analyze the way voice, diction, tone, and choice of narrator affect characterization and plot.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to connect and compare texts.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
- Recognize theme and determine how to identify themes as conveyed through characters, actions, and images.
- Develop and support generalizations.
- Develop inferences about character motivation.
- Analyze the credibility of an author’s argument.
- Demonstrate understanding of how to eliminate wordiness when writing sentences.
- Identify ironies in the texts and make predictions.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
- Identify contradictions and ironies in a text.
- Identify ambiguities and subtleties in a text.
- Analyze the use of figurative language, such as simile, metaphor, and personification.
- Recognize the characteristics of an English sonnet.
- Recognize the characteristics of an ode.
- Analyze various poetic devices, including repetition and refrain.
- Holt Elements of Literature (textbook)
- To Kill a Mockingbird (novel)
*Available as an iText course with complete novel