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English 10
Instructor: Pierce, N   
English 10 is a graduation requirement which follows the California State Framework and the California State and Redlands Unified School District Academic Standards. English 10 is a critical literature-based instructional program designed to develop student reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills.

This class is designed to help students develop their writing skills, evaluate various aspects of literature, and gain experience in writing short stories, biographical or autobiographical narratives, literature responses, expository composition ( including analytical essays and research reports), persuasive compositions, business letters, and technical documents.

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PLEASE NOTE:
10th GRADE IMPORTANT DATES

Aug 10 First Day of School

Unit: Aug 8-10 Introduction to the Curriculum

Unit: Aug 13-17 “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Bridegroom”

Unit: Aug 20-24 Writing Process

Aug 27-31 “Fate” 2 Paragraph 2 Chunk Literature Analysis

Sept 5 Back to School Night
(minimum day)

Unit: Sept 4-7 Elements of Plot and Fiction

Sept 3 Common Assessment #1

Unit: Book Reports Assigned (due Nov 2)

Unit: Sept 10-14 Antigone

Sept 17-21 Antigone Mock Trial Preperations

Sept 24-27 Antigone Mock Trial and Final

Unit: Oct 1-5 Elements of Literature

Oct 4 End of 1st Quarter

Unit: Oct 8-26 Informational Materials (packet due Oct 26)

Unit: Oct 8-26 CHSEE Essay Writing Prompts

Oct 15 Common Assessment #2

Oct 29-Nov 2 Book Report Conferences Due

Nov 2 Book Reports Due

Unit: Oct 29-Nov 16 Poetry Analysis and Synthesis

Nov 16 Poetry Packet Due

Nov 5 Common Assessment #3 Writing Assessment

Unit: Nov 5-Dec 14 Animal Farm

Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving Recess

November 27-FIDM Speaker visits

Dec 10 Animal Farm Final

Dec 10 End of 2nd Quarter

Dec 11–13 Semester Finals

Dec 17-Jan 4 Winter Recess

Unit: Jan 7-Feb 5 CHSEE Blitz

Jan 7-11 Response to Literature essay prompt

Jan 15-18 Business Letter essay prompt

Jan 21-25 Response to Poetry essay prompt

Unit: Jan 7-Feb 8 Farewell to Manzanar

Feb 8 Farewell to Manzanar Final

Feb 5 California High School Exit Exam (English Component)  

Unit: Feb 11-March 1 Research Paper

March 1 Final Draft of Research Paper Due

March 4-15 Spring Break

March 29 End of 3rd Quarter

Unit: March 18-April 19 Flatland

April 8 WASC VISIT

April 19 Flatland Final

Unit: March 18-April 12 STR Blitz Packet

Unit: April 15-19 Literary Terms Review

April 22 – May 10 STAR TESTING

Unit: April 29-May 31 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (performances)

May 31 Midsummer Night’s Dream Final

June 3–6 Semester Finals (minimum day)

Files
 CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
Find a variety of classroom assignment templates and instructions in this folder.
 FINALS
Find Semester Finals study guides in this folder.
 LITERATURE READINGS
In this folder you will find a variety of documents on the literature we are reading in class.
 MYTHOLOGY WORDS
Study your mythology roots and word etymology using the documents in this folder.
 VOCABULARY CARTOONS
Use the Vocabulary Cartoons in this folder to prepare for the Vocabulary Test on Friday.
 10th GRADE STANDARDS.htm
Please review the 10th Grade State Standards for this class.
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