English/Language Arts 10

Tenth Grade English Language Arts

 

Mrs. Mollie Olson                 Room 221       668.9767

 

Goal: To support students in becoming independent, strategic, critical readers, writers, listeners, and speakers communicate effectively in various forms, for various purposes, and for various audiences.

 

 

 

Expectation for Quarter 1:

Understand how the individual and society interact and affect one another

 

Essential Questions:

  • How does history shape personal identity?
  • How do writers interpret, define or respond to historical events?
  • How is societal history reflected in writing?

 

Key assignments and assessments:

            Read (one or more):

  • A selection of short stories from the McDougal Littell Anthology (theme: Prisoners of Circumstance)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Additional Activities if time permits

 

 

 

Expectation for Quarter 2:

Read and write to understand new cultural or personal differences

 

Essential Questions:

·        What is the relationship between personal choices and consequences?

·        How is pride an asset or a detriment?

 

Key assignments and assessments:

            Read (one or more):

  • A selection of short stories from the McDougal Littell Anthology (theme: What Matters Most/Unexpected Realizations)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • MCA reading preparation
  • Additional Activities if time permits

 

 

 

Expectation for Quarter 3:

Understand how time and place can determine cultural and individual identity

 

Essential Questions:

  • How do people face adversity?
  • How do people create an identity through storytelling?

Key assignments and assessments:

            Read (one or more):

·        A selection of short stories from the McDougal Littell Anthology (themes: A Strength from Within/ Cultural Crossroads/Progress and Its Price)

·        Anthem by Ayn Rand

·        Feed by M.T. Anderson

·        MCA reading preparation

·        Additional Activities if time permits

 

 

 

Expectation for Quarter 4:

Understand the nature of conflict between the individual and society

 

Essential Questions:

  • How do past experiences influence how we design or create the future?
  • How do people resolve conflicting loyalties?

 

Key assignments and assessments:

            Read (one or more):

  • A selection of short stories from the McDougal Littell Anthology (theme: Challenging the System)
  • Cather in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence
  • Additional Activities if time permits