English 10 (S2 2014)

This is an integrated, theme-based course designed to provide students with a solid foundation of literacy skills, knowledge, and learning strategies. The course emphasizes reading comprehension, personal and critical response, and interpretation of a variety of text forms. Students also learn to collect, organize, and synthesize information through research and inquiry processes.

In the 10F course, students express their ideas using the six English language arts of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Particular emphasis is placed on written communication, including exploration, examination, and analysis of the structure of sentences, paragraphs, essays, and longer fiction and non-fiction text.

Course Outline


Letter of Introduction (Feb. 6) LetterofIntroduction_Instructions

Olympic Opinion (Collaborative argument) (Feb. 7)

Charles (Short story) (Feb. 13)

Charles Extension (Feb. 18)

Dust Bowl letter (Feb. 26)

Johnstown Flood (March 3)

Dust Bowl part 2 questions (March 4)

Dust Bowl Webquest

Dust Bowl Primary Source Photo Analysis

Dust Bowl Prime Source Audio Analysis

Dust Bowl Project

Literature Review Exercises


Essay Intro

OMaM Essay 1 (important) (April 28)

OMaM Essay 2 (important) (April 30)

Of Mice and Men Video Viewing Guide (ex.) (May 5)

Introduction to Shakespeare (ex.) (May 9)

Shakespeare Brief & Naughty (ex.) (May 13)

Insults by Shakespeare (ex.) (May 14)

Romeo & Juliet Discovery Guide (ex.) (May 15)

Tell Mr. Robson what's on your mind!