Welcome to 10th Grade English
Tenth grade is an important and exciting year! We will be reading a variety of literature, learning new vocabulary, brushing up on writing skills, and preparing for the writing assessment and TNReady test this spring. We will be embarking on an exciting adventure, and I'm glad to have your child in my class this year!
During the 1st Quarter we will be reading Elie Weisel's account of his experiences as a Holocaust survivor in Night.
During the 2nd Quarter we will be studying rhetoric and how it is used in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (My personal favorite!)
During the 3rd Quarter we will be reading and discussing various short stories, and completing a research project.
During the 4th Quarter we will be reading and discussing the play Twelve Angry Men.
Feel free to check my weekly "posts" for an overview of what we will be doing each week. Weekly Agendas will also be posted in Clever.
August 24 - Vocabulary 3 words will be on the board for students to define. Students will continue to analyze George Washington's Farewell Address.
August 25 - Students are to make flashcards for Voc. 3 words for extra credit. Students will complete an assignment that will demonstrate understanding of the importance of Washington's speech.
August 26 - Students will review grammar conventions by completing G.W.U. 3-1 and will review vocabulary by completing Voc. 3-3. Students will read and analyze Eli Weisel's speech "Keep the Memory Alive" as a prelude to the reading of Night.
August 28 - Vocabulary 3 Quiz. Students will complete an assignment on "Keep the Memory Alive."