English 10 SyllabusJenny Foley-ZambrottaCOURSE DESCRIPTION: English 10 takes a very practical approach to many skills that the students will need to move onto in the world of work and college. These include reading skills, communication skills, critical thinking skills and writing skills. The course also covers the essential elements, genres and themes of literature. The course introduces basic forms of narrative, persuasive, descriptive, and expository writing, familiarizing students with writing as a step-by-step process. The course reviews the fundamentals of sentence structure, sentence combining and language mechanics.OVERVIEW OF COURSE:TIME FRAME UNITS SOL OBJECTIVE #1st Nine-Weeks Workplace Readiness / Classroom AwarenessGrammar Review 10.7Writing Clean Up 10.6 and 10.7Writing Portfolio 10.6 and 10.7Short Stories 10.4Vocabulary 10.3Oral Communication 10.1Poetry 10.4Drama 10.4Persuasive Writing 10.2 and 10.6Writing Portfolio 10.6 and 10.7Vocabulary 10.32nd Nine-weeks Nonfiction 10.5Short Novel 10.4I-Search Project 10.8Expository Writing 10.1 and 10.6Writing Portfolio 10.6 and 10.7Vocabulary 10.3
Students’ grades are figured by a point system. Homework, in-class assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are each assigned a designated number of points depending on the size of the assignment. (For example, a quick quiz with 10 questions = 10 points). At the end of the nine weeks, all of the points possible for each assignment are totaled and the percentage is figured. (For example: the total points possible for the nine weeks may be 565 points. If the student earned 524 points out of this possible 565 for the nine weeks, the grade would figured as follows:
524 = 92.7=93%=A
565*There will be opportunities for extra credit through Vocabulary Games, Bonus Test Questions, and Extra Bonus Assignments.
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