English 10: World Literature
This course focuses on building the core language arts skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and academic language. Students will participate in the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature and nonfiction. Students will also learn to analyze various texts and in this process, we will write often, from daily informal journal responses to longer creative pieces to multi-paragraph academic essays. Student-led presentations, discussions, and conversations will hone students' oral communication skills. Class members will learn to participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Students will also expand their vocabulary and improve their use of grammar and writing mechanics. This course includes an embedded Honors option.