First/Third Period

Tenth Grade Literature/Composition integrates writing grammar and usage, literature, speaking and listening. It covers the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofing. It also covers the study of form in personal narratives, descriptions, and expository papers, including grammar for writing. It includes reading a variety of multicultural literature: short stories, novels, tales, poetry, mythology, drama and nonfiction. It emphasizes oral and written responses to literature, distinguishing characteristics of various genres, and vocabulary study.


Grading Scale for the English Dept:

Reading Literature/Reading Across the Curriculum – 50%

Writing – 30%

Conventions – 5%

Listening/Speaking/Viewing – 5%

Benchmarks – 10%




10th ADV Literature Upcoming Assignments:

  • Vocabulary Lesson 4 Quiz Wednesday, February 8
  • Vocabulary Lesson 5 Quiz Tuesday, February 14 heart
  • "Antigone" Project due Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - also Lesson 6 vocabulary quiz
  • VOCABULARY TEST (all lessons): Tuesday, February 28

***President's Day Holiday - Monday, February 20***