In English 10, students will: 

1. Determine what the text says and does: met through
  • class discussions
  • close reading activities
  • vocabulary instruction and activities
  • final literary analysis papers
  • unit tests
  • novel projects
2. Analyze what the text means: met through
  • class discussions
  • close reading activities
  • final literary analysis papers
  • unit tests
  • novel projects
3. Connect the text to self, other texts, and to our world: met through
  • Reading Powers exercises
  • class discussions
  • To Kill a Mockingbird thinking notes
  • multi-cultural literature circles
4. Express ideas through creative writing: met through
  • freewriting exercises
  • bell work
  • TKAM point of view assignment
5. Explain and structure ideas through informative writing: met through
  • TKAM literary analysis paper
  • Great Gatsby literary analysis paper
  • multi-cultural research paper - deadlines
6. Persuade using evidence and support: met through
  • research paper claim & support
  • class discussions
7. Speak, discuss, and collaborate effectively for a purpose: met through
  • group activities
  • TKAM fishbowl activity
8. Listen actively: met through
  • TKAM fishbowl activity
  • Great Gatsby class discussions
9. Research and organize reliable information with proper citations: met through
  • research paper
  • TKAM historical background presentation
  • TKAM literary analysis paper
  • Great Gatsby literary analysis paper
10. Evaluate and make strategic use of digital media: met through
  • Credibility assignment
  • Research paper project