Grade 10 Credit: 1
This course has two levels of instruction: Regents and Honors. The curriculum consists of a thorough study of American literature including novels, essays, poetry and plays. Writing assignments will include response to and analysis of literature, narrative and expository essays. Students will be expected to be prepared for and fully engaged in class discussion. Collaborative learning will be an important component of classroom instruction.
Students in the Honors class will be responsible for several independent literature-based projects throughout the year, including an in-depth author study research paper during the second semester.
Guidelines for Entry into the Honors Class:
- An 85 average in English 9H or a 90 average in English 9R
- Recommendation from the grade 9 English teacher