In English 10 the emphasis will be placed on learning the major genres of literature and the necessary terminology to discuss the works read knowledgably. Daily grammar study and weekly vocabulary instruction as well as frequent writing assignments will be used.
In order to be successful in this class, each student must complete daily class and homework assignments. Students will have reading assignments to complete both in class and independently at home. A quarter test will be given at the end of each quarter and a mid-term at the end of the semester. English 10 does have an end-of-course test that will be administered at the end of the course. This test will count as 25% of the student's final grade.
While in class we will analyze literature through discussion, literary exercises, and writing assignments. Projects may be assigned throughout the semester to enhance the understaning of each unit studied.
I am available after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:40-4:30 for tutoring. In addition, the English department will offer tutoring sessions both before and after school. There is an afternoon bus available for anyone who needs transportation.
Major Grades (includes tests, projects, essays): 40%