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English 10 Part 2
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
English 10 Part 2 continues to enhance and refine the skills learned in English 10 Part 1 and English 9. Students will study classic literature, including select works by William Shakespeare, and will become familiar with historical fiction while reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Throughout the course, time is spent focusing on a research paper, parts of speech and grammar, reading and comprehension, and poetry. 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, such as tests, quizzes, journal exercises, projects, and essays.
It is recommended that students successfully complete English 10 Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

 Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify and define elements of a plot diagram.
  • Analyze various themes.
  • Examine character traits and identify characterization techniques.
  • Review and research the time period of the 1930s.
  • Identify main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Incorporate sensory details into a creative narrative.
  • Write an extended piece about an event in the story.

 Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Analyze various elements of a writer’s style.
  • Recognize symbols and their meaning.
  • Read online articles.
  • Read nonfiction articles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of characters through character traits and characterization techniques.
  • Incorporate sensory details into a creative short story.
  • Write an original short story.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Locate information using appropriate sources and strategies.
  • Organize, summarize, and present the main ideas from the research.
  • Analyze various research materials and recognize reliable sources.
  • Identify and define primary and secondary sources.
  • Read online articles and historical information.
  • Write a research paper. 

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Recognize symbols and their meanings.
  • Read historical information, nonfiction articles, and online articles.
  • Identify and define key elements of a five-act play.
  • Identify main characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
  • Examine character traits and identify characterization techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of characters.
  • Review and research Ancient Rome, Elizabethan England, Julius Caesar, and William Shakespeare.

 Course Materials

  • Holt Elements of Literature (textbook)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (novel)

 *Available as an iText course with complete novel

**NCAA approved