(All Courses Above are Included in GPA)
English 10 L2
EN220 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADE 10
- Recommendation of English 9 teacher
This course continues to provide a solid program in reading and writing skills, preparing students for more advanced and demanding academic courses. English 10 L2 builds on the skills acquired freshman year. Students continue to read and analyze novels, short stories, poems, plays, and essays. Continued from freshman year, direct instruction on the standard conventions of written English is part of the curriculum. During the course of the year, students are required to read several texts culminating in the writing of essays involving literary analysis. Students will also be asked to complete many shorter and less formal writing exercises.
English 10 L3
EN230 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADE 10
- Recommendation of English 9 teacher AND either: C- or better in English 9 L3, OR succesful completion of English 9 L4
This course is intended for students with solid reading and writing skills. Research activities, vocabulary work, detailed instruction in the writing process, and high expectations for literal and inferential comprehension of literature help prepare students for future success in all coursework. There will also be direct instruction on the standard conventions of written English. During the course of the year, students are required to read a variety of major works analytically, including novels and plays, as well as short fiction, poems, and essays. Most of the writing assignments in the course require literary analysis.
English 10 L4
EN240 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADE 10
- Recommendation of English 9 teacher AND either: C+ or better in English 9 L4, OR A or better in English 9 L3
English 10 Honors L4 is a highly rigorous course that requires students to produce sophisticated analysis of novels, short stories, plays, and poems, with an emphasis on connotative understanding of challenging poetry. Students are charged with writing many major essays involving insightful textual analysis of literature. There are also numerous less formal, shorter writing exercises and a challenging research exercise required over the course of the year. Students are required to contribute thoughtfully to class discussion as well as engage in outside, independent reading. Key components to success in this course are independence and insight. Finally, vocabulary study is also an expectation of the course.