Course Overview:

Students completing English 10 will apply understanding of genre elements to a wide variety of multi-cultural literature. They will apply word derivations, origins, and figurative language through the reading and analysis of authentic texts. Collaborative skills for group work will be practiced and critiqued. Students will use comparative skills to analyze and evaluate media messages. Daily writing with an ongoing emphasis on analysis and persuasive writing will also support research applications.

Potomac Senior High School—English 10 Targets Taught

Unit 1: Fiction and Poetry (August – November)

Learning Targets:

• 10.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts

• 10.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze literary texts of different cultures and eras.

• 10.6 The student will develop a variety of writing to persuade, interpret, analyze, and evaluate with an emphasis on exposition and analysis.

• 10.7 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

 

Unit Goals:

• Students will…

- read literature from various genres and styles.

- find examples of sound and figurative devices in poetry.

- analyze author’s purpose.

- analyze characterization, both direct and indirect, via analytical essays.

- edit their own and other students’ work while looking for mechanical, grammatical, and content errors with appropriate suggestions to correct them

 

Unit 2: Nonfiction (November – January)

Learning Targets:

• 10.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts

• 10.5 The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.

• 10.6 The student will develop a variety of writing to persuade, interpret, analyze, and evaluate with an emphasis on exposition and analysis.

• 10.7 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

 

Unit Goals:

• Students will…

- read nonfiction from a variety of sources.

- recognize rhetorical devices and methods of persuasion.

- construct/organize persuasive arguments in essay form and verbally.

- analyze a source’s credibility.

- recognize various types of written organization.

- edit their own and other students’ work while looking for mechanical, grammatical, and content errors with appropriate suggestions to correct them

 

Unit 3: Business Unit (January – March)

Learning Targets:

• 10.1 The student will participate in, collaborate in, and report on small-group learning activities.

• 10.2 The student will analyze, produce, and examine similarities and differences between visual and verbal media messages.

• 10.5 The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.

• 10.6 The student will develop a variety of writing to persuade, interpret, analyze, and eval


 

To Contact Ms. Leimer:

Leimeral@pwcs.edu