Semester/Quarter 1 (English 10A):

Rhetoric Unit - an introduction to the concepts of rhetoric

This I Believe Essay - a personal essay writing unit

Persuasive Essay - an excellent capstone to the rhetoric unit

Phrase Unit - best used while students are writing personal or persuasive essay

Words Commonly Confused - students review common errors made in their writing

Antigone Unit - students read and analyze the play

A Separate Peace Unit - students read and analyze the novel

Outside Reading Project - Fiction

Final Exam - covers units from semester/quarter 1
 

Semester/Quarter 2 (English 10B):

Fiction Unit - students review the elements of fiction while reading short stories

Short Story Writing - students employ elements of fiction in their own original stories

Memoir Unit - students write a memoir about a specific theme

Clause Unit - best used during a writing unit

Punctuation Unit - also best used during a writing unit

Julius Caesar - students read and analyze the play

Poetry - students read and analyze poetry

Outside Reading Project - Nonfiction

Final Exam - covers units from semester/quarter 2

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