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ENGLISH 10 HONORS- IN A NUTSHELL
The goal of English 10 Honors is to extend and improve upon skills that were obtained in English 9 while working on more critical reading and writing skills. The difference between this course and English 10 centers on the distinction that students enrolled in the Honors program understand the meaning of going above and beyond what is expected of them. Higher expectations will be placed on students in this class. An ideal Honors student is self-motivated, intellectually mature, and inspired to dig deep for the truth.
Public speaking skills will be practiced through individual and group projects. Emphasis in this course will also focus on preparing for the NYS English Regents that is given in January of a student's Junior year. Units in this course include:
Sept./Oct.- The Short Story: "Society: Utopias & Dystopias-" Do we live in either one of these?
Oct./Nov./Dec.- Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. How is this novel still relevant today? Is this the greatest American novel of all time?
Jan./Feb.- August Wilson's Fences. Can everything in life be forgiven?
Feb./Mar./Apr.- Shakespeare's Macbeth. How much can another person influence us? What are the qualities of a good/corrupt leader?
Apr./May- Poetry. How is poetry still relevant in our lives today?
May/June- Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. Can history really repeat itself? Why is it important to not forget?
Other activities and titles will also be explored during the year.