TENTH GRADE ENGLISH CURRICULUM
English 10 is designed to guide students to think more deeply and express themselves more exactly. The theme for the year is the process of choosing and pursuing goals. Students will, through interacting with literary characters, learn about the conflict between personal and societal goals/expectations for the individual, the complexities of choosing a course of action that may have both desirable and undesirable results, dealing with disappointment when a dream does not come true, and reimagining goals when it's time to move forward into a new chapter of their lives. Students will use thematic analysis, rhetorical analysis, synthesis and research to contextualize and then internalize the decision-making processes of the characters observed. Anchor texts will be The Crucible, Othello, Of Mice and Men, House on Mango Street, and Joy Luck Club.
Unit 1: Dreams and Expectations
Unit 2: Pursuing a Dream at all Costs
Unit 3: From Dreams to Nightmares
Unit 4: Moving Forward with a New Dream