English 10 OverviewEnglish 10 - This course will be used to prepare students for the New York Common Core Exam in English 11. All materials chosen and taught are done so with this goal in mind.The year begins in September with a unit on short stories. These short stories are based on science fiction. At the end of this unit in October/November, students will research world hunger and write a power point that showcases their research into one nation that is being aided by the World Food Programme. This research will create background and understanding for the purchase that students will be making of a goat to feed hungry people through the organization - Heifer International.Our next unit will be our first play and our Shakespeare unit. The selection for this unit is Julius Caesar.This unit will be completed in October/November. In December, the students will begin the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This novel culminates in a final project that incorporates knowledge of the novel and original poetry written by the students. January brings us to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, and our final project for that novel in February which is the development of a thematic movie poster based on the novel and one of its many themes. March will usher in the powerful memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel. We will spend a great deal of time developing background on the Holocaust and our final project will be a Holocaust alphabet which will define 26 terms that the students have researched. In April and May we will complete the reading of our final piece of literature. This is our second play titled Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Thisplay will end with a final poetry project. After this we will be reviewing for the final exam in June which will consist of several essays covering all information taught during the year.
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