10th grade

Sophomore Year Reading List


Unit 1 The Merchant of Venice: William Shakespeare
Unit 2 Speak: Laurie Halse Anderson
Unit 3 Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe 
Unit 4 Research Paper


Each unit will match with the quarter, unit 1 = quarter 1. There will be two quizzes and one short essay for each unit. Students are expected to maintain a writing journal/log so they are prepared for class discussion ahead of time. For the reseach paper, students will learn how to conduct and collect resreach effectivley and responsibly. They may research any topic of their choosing, but it must be approved first. Students will learn about reliable sources, how to find relaiable sources, citations, organization of a research paper, and editing techniques.