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  English 10

Phases 1,2

This course engages students in an exploration of questions: What is good writing? How can I understand it? How can I produce it? What will it do for me? Students examine works by authors such as Lipsyte, Stienbeck, Shakespeare, Henley, Brooks, Cisneros, Gibson, and others. Students improve their own writing by continuing their study of grammar and completing both an I-Search and a portfolio of their composition work.

Phases 3,4

This full year, one credit course engages students in a thematic exploration of our nation's literary heritage through a deep exploration of the essential questions: How do you form a free society? and How do you reform a free society? Students apply techniques of research and technology to develop a full-length literary criticism research paper. Students examine literary models of the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, coupled with works by contemporary authors that illustrate the universiality of cultural, political, and social issues, facing a democratic society.


Basic Texts   Phases 1,2

Supplemental Texts   Phases 1,2

Unit 1   Of Mice and Men The Miracle Worker
  The Contender Inherit the Wind
Crimes of the Heart Having Our Say (excerpts)
Unit 3 Julius Caesar  
Unit 4 The House on Mango Street  
  Maud Martha  

Basic Texts   Phases 3,4

Supplemental Texts Phases 3,4 

Unit 1 The Scarlet Letter Anthem
Unit 2

The Crucible

The Red Badge of Courage
  The Adventures of Hu'ckleberry Finn Souls of Black Folk
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book