10 Honors English
OWL, freerice, grammar fun, and more grammar fun!
SAT Question of the Day
Word of the Day
Tips for Success from Dartmouth
Tale of Two Cities Final Project!
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What is your culture? How does it influence your interests and activities? How does writing reflect and influence culture? This year, we will explore such key questions about English / Langauge Arts in various ways in order to build your knowledge, develop your skills, and ultimately strengthen your understanding of the many roles that language and literature play in the world. In doing so, our goal is not only to prepare for the HSPE, PSAT and SAT, but for the work you will do in AP English, college, and beyond.
Much of our work will draw on the College Board's web-based curricular framework, SpringBoard. You may want to familiarize yourself with this site, and Level V in particular, as soon as possible.
Additionally, we will study several classic works of literature, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama. Some titles in recent years have included The Tempest, The Odyssey, Things Fall Apart, and A Tale of Two Cities, among others.
You will also keep a writing journal throughout the year, in which you will respond to various in-class prompts, reading assignments, and class activities. I will keep the prompts on this site, too, in case you miss a day and need to make up the work (click here).
In the end, I would like you to grow as writers, readers, and overall thinkers by asking questions, taking smart risks, and making connections between literature and "real life." If you do so, you're going to have a great year in class.
Out of fairness to all students and to achieve our goals for the year, I expect you to turn in your work on time. Unless a major emergency prevents you from doing so, you must meet deadlines in order to have a chance at full credit. If you know you are going to miss a day (or more), that's fine. Simply talk to me about it well in advance so that we can work out assignments, due dates, etc.
Please don't hesitate to come in on Wednesday mornings for extra help, feedback, or with questions related to class. I'm also available before or after school to help, and you can always e-mail me with questions about class at email@example.com.