English 10R focuses on the development of communication skills, both written and oral, through the study of classic and contemporary short stories, novels, nonfiction, drama, poetry, research, and vocabulary. English 10R develops and enhances skills necessary for achieving success with the learning standards at commencement level. 10R students will continue preparation for the 11th grade ELA Regents Examination by completing parallel tasks.
A. FICTION: study and application of literary elements and techniques1. Short Story Unit: reading selections from literature book2. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
B. NONFICTION: study and application of literary elements; overview of the mass media1. Selection of essays, articles, and narratives2. Elie Wiesel, Night3. Research paperC. DRAMA: study and application of dramatic elements1. The Greek Theater: Sophocles, Antigone2. Shakespearean Theater: William Shakespeare, Macbeth3. Contemporary Theater: Wilder, Our Town
D. POETRY: study and application of poetic devices and figurative language1. Lyric and narrative selections2. Student samples
E. VOCABULARY: study and application of new words1. 10 units of 20 words from Vocabulary Workshop Level E2. new words from literary selectionsF. WRITING:critical and analytical writing with a focus on MDOLC1. The writing process2. Development of the paragraph (narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and expository modes)3. Composition of the literary essay4. ELA Common Core Exam preparationG. FINAL EXAMINATION: cumulative; administered in June1. Contains coursework, reading comprehension, and vocabulary2. Two parts: objective and essay
H. LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER USAGE1. Correlation with class research projects2. Special Events and guest speakers