Prerequisite: English 9
Academic English 10 builds upon skills acquired and practiced in Academic English 9. Students will continue to work on analyzing literature, writing compositions, mastering oral communication skills, deploying Standardized English conventions, and developing vocabulary. The literature units invite students to examine poetry, short stories, personal essays, novels, and drama. Composition units require students to refine their writing process as they plan, draft, and revise narrative, expository, and persuasive compositions, including a literary analysis and a research paper. Students practice oral communication skills through informal discussions and formal presentations (narrative, expository, and persuasive). Grammar units review conventions so that students avoid or remedy common errors. Vocabulary units require students to consider word origins and the differences between a text’s literal and implied meanings.