English 10 CP
Grade Level: 10
Length of Course: Year
Pre-requisite: English 9 or English 9 CP with an A or B;Teacher Recommendation; assessment data analysis; Two Writing Work Samples with Scores of Four and above in all Six Traits (at least one of which should be an ondemand)
Required Credit: 1
Course Overview: This course is designed to prepare highly motivated students for the complex writing tasks and analysis skills they will need at a college or university. Students will produce writing in which they demonstrate ability with modes required for graduation, essays of literary analysis, and poetry. A three to five page typed research paper is also required. Readings include a genre approach to literature including an analytic study of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Sophocles’ Antigone, and at least one classic novel. Students will also prepare for demonstration of the Common Core State Standards through the Smarter Balanced Test or alternative assessments.