English 10 (2131) CA

English 10 students will study literature that spans centuries, continents, and genres. Each of the four thematically-integrated units encourages close study of this literature and its context. Students will gain valuable cultural insight as they read and write about works depicting the social, personal, religious, and political struggles and triumphs faced by people all over the world and all through history. Students will continue to build their literacy skills by engaging in focused reading, composition, speaking and listening activities, vocabulary study, and research. By the end of the course, students will have gained a broader perspective and will be well-prepared to apply that perspective to the study of American Literature in English 11.

To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. The content includes classic myths and stories from around the world, America’s founding documents, foundational American literature, and Shakespeare. Students will be enriched as they expand their skills and confidence in English language arts through a comprehensive study.

Additional Resources
Below is a list of resources that are not included in this course and must be acquired separately.

  • Animal Farm, George Orwell. Recommend text: Published by Houghton Mifflin, ISBN: 0151072558
  • Nectar in a Sieve, Kamala Markandaya. ISBN: 0-451-16836-4 Signet (1995)
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe. First Anchor Books Edition (1994) ISBN: 0-385-47454-7
  • "Master Harold"...and the Boys, Athol Fugard. Vintage (2009) ISBN: 978-0307475206

State: California
Grade Level: 10
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year