10th Grade Language Arts

10th Grade Language Arts Course Outline


Reading Selections:

·     Nonfiction,short stories, and poetry from the Edge text

·     At leastone class novel, such as Othello, Breathing Underwater, Kindred, Montana 1948

·     Severalindependent choice novels

·     Supplementaltexts, such as additional poems, stories and articles related to class studies

·     Researchmaterials for debate


Writing Assignments:

·     PersonalNarrative using sensory details, an element of conflict ortension, dialogue, and reflection

·     PositionPaper demonstrating arguments in response to literature

·     ResearchedDebate to introduce a topic, organize ideas and take a stand


Other Assignments:

·     Masteryof reading strategies, such as finding inference, author’s purpose, finding themain idea, questioning strategies, paraphrasing and annotation, fact andopinion

·     Analysisof complex characters, style, setting, etc.

·     Variouscreative writing

·     Frequentjournaling

·     Vocabularydevelopment through context clues, word parts, and reference materials

·     Frequentdiscussions


Types of assessments:


·     MCApractice tests

·     Multiplechoice reading comprehension quizzes

·     Vocabularyassessments

·     In-classtimed writings



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