Greensburg Community School Corporation

Curriculum

English 10  CP

 

 

Prepared by

 

Carla Conti Leach

Nichole Haub

Jean Hoffman

 

 

June 2006

 

 

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 CP

 

 

­Mission Statement

 

              The mission of the Greensburg Community School Corporation is to provide and promote lifelong learning through its commitment to quality educational programs that prepare the students to be effective, successful, and responsible citizens.  This is to be accomplished in a financially prudent manner.

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 CP

Narrative Description

 

This two semester course focuses on the integration of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking. Students analyze literary works, speeches, essays, and poetry of World literature. They develop vocabulary through the study of Greek and Latin roots; demonstrate the appropriate use of basic public speaking skills; demonstrate knowledge of the writing process and use of Standard English conventions as tools in developing both written and oral presentations.

 

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 CP

 

Course Concepts and Generalizations

 

  1. Students apply their knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading and use those words accurately.
  1. Students read and understand grade-level appropriate material. They analyze the organizational patterns and evaluate author’s arguments and positions.
  1. In addition to regular classroom reading, students read a wide variety of classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspaper, reference materials, and online information.
  1. Students read and respond to grade level appropriate historically or culturally significant works of literature and conduct in depth analyses of recurrent themes.
  1. Students write coherent and focused texts that show well defined point of view and tightly reasoned argument. The writing demonstrates students’ progression through the stages of the writing process.
  1. Students combine the rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, and description of texts.
  1. Students demonstrate, through their writing, a command of Standard English conventions.
  1. Students deliver focused and coherent presentations that convey clear and distinct perspectives and demonstrate solid reasoning.

 

UNITS/AREA OF STUDY                                                                             LENGTH OF TIME

 

1.           Vocabulary- Greek & Latin Roots                                                    throughout the school year

 

2.           Survey of World Literature                                                                throughout the school year

 

3.           Writing                                                                                              throughout the school year

 

4.           Speech Communication                                                                     throughout the school year

 

5.           Grammar                                                                                              as needed

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 CP

 

 

Unit 1 Plan

Vocabulary – Latin & Greek Roots

 

Individual Learner Objectives

 

1.           During class, students and teacher discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words.

 

2.           Students are assigned to complete at least two exercises per list

 

3.           Students are encouraged to bring in examples of the vocabulary studied from sources such as newspapers, magazines, and the internet.

 

4.           Students are encouraged to use the words in their own writing when appropriate.

 

5.           Students are encouraged to use the words in their own speaking.

 

6.           Students practice various formats used in standardized tests (SAT; ACT) in order to gain  an understanding of those formats.

 

 

Unit 1 – Vocabulary Subject Outline

 

 

A.  Seven to ten units of vocabulary

              1.  wordlists, which include definition, examples and literal translations of words and phrases

                            a.  definition

                            b.  examples

                            c.  literal translations of words

                            d. examples used in context

              2.  Exercises

 

B. Brief survey of the history of the English Language

                           

                                           

Modifications

Modifications of instructional content in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following:

                            Modified pace

                            Modified homework assignments

                            Modified tests

                            Adaptive equipment

                            Use of Resource Staff

                            Other modifications as specified in a student’s IEP

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 Honors

 

Unit 2 Plan

Literature

 

 

Individual Learner Objectives

 

Students will:

 

1.  create a project analyzing a novel

 

2.  compare themes across genres

 

3.  read various  literary pieces and discuss them orally in class.

 

4.  write in response to what they are reading.

 

5. utilize literary terms in analyzing entirely new works of literature of a variety of genres.

 

6. read plays aloud, stage various scenes.

 

Unit 2 - Subject Outline

 

 

I. Literary Genres

   A. Short Story

1. Plot

                            a. exposition

                            b. complication and rising action

                            c. climax

                            d. denouement, resolution, and falling action

                            e. conclusion

                            f. conflict

                                          i. internal

                                          ii. external

                            g. foreshadowing

                            h. suspense

                            i. surprise

             

 

 

English 10 CP

 

Unit 2 Plan

Literature

 

              2. Character

                            a. protagonist

                            b. antagonist

                            c. methods of characterization

              3. Theme

              4. Point of View                          

                            a. first person

                            b. third person

                            c. omniscient

                            d. limited omniscient

                            e. objective (camara)

              5. Symbolism

              6. Tone

              7. Irony             

              8. Satire

             

B. Poetry

2. Imagery

              3. Figurative Language

                            a. simile

                            b. metaphor

                            c. personification

                            d. hyperbole

                            e. allusion          

              4. Rhyme

                            a. exact

                            b. internal

                            c. approximate

                            d. determining rhyme scheme

              5. Rhythm                        

              6. Sound Devices

                            a. onomatopoeia

                            b. alliteration

                            c. assonance

                            d. consonance

              8. Symbolism

              9. Lines

                            a. end-stopped

                            b. run-on

10. Stanzas

11. Types of Poems        

 

English 10 CP

 

Unit 2 Plan

Literature

 

 

C. Drama                        

1. tragedy

              2. irony

              3. blank verse

              4. Elizabethan

              5. dialect

              6. pun

              7. soliloquy

              8. aside

              9. anachronism

              10. chorus

              11. prologue

              12. epilogue

 

D. Nonfiction

              2. descriptive essay

              3. narrative essay

              4. expository essay

              5. argument/persuasive essay

              6. personal essay

              7. subjective

              8. objective

 

E. Novel

 

Modifications

 

              Modifications of instructional content in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

                            Modified pace

                            Modified homework assignments

                            Modified tests

                            Adaptive equipment

                            Use of Resource Staff

                            Other modifications as specified in a student’s IEP

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 CP

 

Unit 3 Plan

 

Writing

 

Individual Learner Objectives

 

1.  Students use writing to record personal experiences.

 

2.  Students use writing for real life purposes, including business letters and work             related writing.

 

3.  Students use persuasive techniques in their writing.

 

4.  Students write responses to  open ended questions.

 

5.  Students use descriptive writing skills to explain processes and give instruction.

 

6.  Students use technology to create documents.

 

7. Students use appropriate research  and citation techniques to create documents.

 

 

Unit 3 Subject Outline

 

I.            Five-Step Writing Process

A. Prewriting

B. Drafting

C. Revising

              1. use of transitions

              2. choosing better words

              3. use of sentence combining

D. Editing

E. Presenting

 

 

II.           Autobiographical Writing

              A. Journals

              B. Book

                           

III.         5 Paragraph Essay Revisited

              A. Introduction

              B. Body

              C. Conclusion

 

English 10 CP

             

Unit 3 Plan -Writing

 

Subject Outline

 

 

IV.         Responses to Literature

              A. Write in complete sentences.

              B   Write enough to fill ¾ of given lines.

              C.  Answer the question asked.

              D.  Mechanics

              E.   Support your answer with facts, info from the reading.

 

 

V.          Expository Writing

              A. Cause/Effect

              B. Comparison/Contrast

              C. Problem/Solution

 

VI.         Persuasive Writing

              A. Providing appropriate background information on topic

              B. Formation of thesis statement

              C. Determining pros and cons

              D. Determining appropriate order of pro points

 

 

              E. Matching of con points to pro points

              F. "Putting meat on the bones" of middle paragraphs

                            1. use of experiences of individuals

                            2. use of statistics

                            3. use of expert opinion

              G. Use of transitions to move from one paragraph to the next

              H. Correct use of con points

              I. Restatement of thesis statement at beginning of conclusion

              J. Conclusion.

 

VII.        Poetry

A. Students write poems, choosing from the variety of types studied

B. Students write an analysis of a newly encountered poem, demonstrating their understanding of the elements of poetry

 

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English CP 10

 

Subject Outline – Unit 3

 

VIII.       Research Paper

              A. Methods of research

              B. Structure of paper

              1. decision on order of information gathered

              2. determining appropriate materials for introduction

              3. determining appropriate materials for body

              4. determining appropriate materals for conclusion

                           

  

Modifications

 

              Modifications of instructional content in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

                            Modified pace

                            Modified homework assignments

                            Modified tests

                            Adaptive equipment

                            Use of Resource Staff

                            Other modifications as specified in a student’s IEP

 

 

  

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 CP

 

Unit 4 Plan

 

Speech Communication

 

Individual Learner Objectives

 

Students will:

  1.   research, organize, and deliver a speech,
  2.  create an outline
  3. analyze a speaker’s purpose and point of view
  4. analyze the strategies used by the media to inform and persuade
  5. work productively in groups 

Subject Outline

 

A.  5 Steps To Giving a Speech

              1.  Choosing a Topic

              2.  Researching

              3.  Outlining

              4.  Rehearsing    

              5.  Delivering

 

B.  Famous Speeches

              1.  Techniques used

              2.  Principles of Persuasion

              3.  Historical Context

Modifications

 

              Modifications of instructional content in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

                            Modified pace

                            Modified homework assignments

                            Modified tests

                            Adaptive equipment

                            Use of Resource Staff

                            Other modifications as specified in a student’s IEP

 

 

Greensburg Community Schools

English 10 CP

 

Unit  5 Plan

 

Grammar

 

Individual Learner Objectives

 

 

Subject  Outline

  

I.            Review of Freshman Grammar

              A.  capitalization

              B. punctuation

              C. abbreviations

              D. numbers

 

II.           Verbs

              A.  Verb Conjugation

B. Recognition of Infinitives

C. Recognition of Verb Tenses

              D. Consistency of Verb Tenses in Writing

              E. Active Voice Verbs

              F. Passive Voice Verbs

              G. Indicative Mood

              H. Subjunctive Mood

English 10 CP

 

Unit  5 Plan -Grammar

 

III.         Phrases

              A.  Definition of phrases as "group of words without subject and verb"

B. Prepositional phrases

              C. Infinitive phrases

              D. Appositive phrases

              E. Participial phrases

              F. Gerundial phrases

              G. Use of commas with phrases

              H. Recognition of lone phrases as sentence fragments

 

IV.         Subject-Verb Agreement

              A.  Determining of correct subject-verb agreement via eliminating phrases

              B. Tricky subject-verb agreement involving collective nouns

              C. Tricky subject-verb agreement involving singular pronouns, plural pronouns, and sometimes singular/sometimes plural pronouns

 

V.          Clauses

              A. Definition of clauses as "group of words with subject and verb"

B. Independent clauses

              1. methods of joining independent clauses:  comma followed by                                                                       coordinating conjunction or semi-colon.

              2. identification of subject and verb NOT used with subordinating conjunction

              3. recognition of conjunctive adverbs

              4. recognition of incorrectly joined independent clauses as run-on sentences

C. Dependent clauses (subordinating clauses)

              1. recognition of subordinating conjunctions

2. recognition of lone dependent clauses as sentence fragments

3. methods of joining dependent clauses to independent clauses

              a. correct use of subordinating conjunctions

              b. correct use of conjunctive adverbs

              c. adverb clauses

                            i. movable from beginning of sentence to end and vice versa

                            ii. if at beginning of sentence, should be followed by a comma

              d. adjective clauses

              f. noun clauses

              D. Types of sentences

                            1. Simple (one independent clause)

                            2. Compound (two or more independent clauses)

                            3. Complex (one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses)

                            4. Compound-Complex (two or more independent clauses and one or more                                    dependent clauses)

                            5. Correct punctuation in joining clauses of all types to each other.

English 10 CP

 

Unit  5 Plan -Grammar

 

VI.         Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

              A.  Identifying the number of tricky pronouns

              B. Identifying the number of collective nouns and pronouns referring back to them

              C. Isolating pronouns and antecedents via eliminating prepositional phrases and infinitives

 

VII. Modifiers

              A. Degrees of Adjectives and Adverbs

                            1. Positive

                            2. Comparative

                            3. Superlative

              B. Misplaced Modifiers

              C. Dangling Modifiers

 

VIII. Usage Glossary

 

 

Modifications

 

              Modifications of instructional content in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

                            Modified pace

                            Modified homework assignments

                            Modified tests

                            Adaptive equipment

                            Use of Resource Staff

                            Other modifications as specified in a student’s IEP