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English 10-Honors Overview

10th Grade Curriculum Map                                      Honors English

 

1st NINE WEEKS-

  • Literary elements: dynamic character, character analysis,
  • Grammar:  review of parts of speech, passive/ active verbs, subject verb agreement
  • Writing: descriptive writing, persuasive writing, denotation vs connotation, transitions
  • Major work:  Fast Food Nation/ movie- Supersize Me
  • Propaganda in Advertising Research
  • Summer reading assessment

 

2nd NINE WEEKS-

  • Literary elements: setting, symbolism, figurative Language, voice
  • Grammar:  pronoun usage, conventions, parallelism
  • Writing:  word choice (diction), rhetorical devices, Literary/plot Analysis
  • Major work:  Their Eyes Were Watching God/ movie- Color Purple
  •  Harlem Renaissance research
  • Major work- independent reading- Farenheit 451

3rd NINE WEEKS-

  • Literary elements:  Tone, theme, Elements of drama
  • Grammar:  double negatives, usage-most common mistakes
  • Writing: Review all elements of FCAT Writing
  • Major work: Antigone
  • Greek World research

4th NINE WEEKS-

  • Literary elements:  style, Point of View
  • Grammar: punctuation, conjunctions
  • Writing:  Sentence fluency, compare and contrast, poetry analysis
  • Major work:  Julius Caesar; The Shakespearean & Petrarchan sonnet

 

Short Stories/poems:

Sound of Thunder, The Pedestrian- Ray Bradbury; The Son from America- Isaac B, Singer; Getting a Job-Maya Angelou; Salvador Late or Early- Sandra Cisneros; Woman- Nikki Giovanni; The Man in the Black Suit- Stephen King; Assorted Shakespearean sonnets.

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