Honors English 10A

  • Honors English 10A Daily Agenda These slides provide information about what happens in class each day, the homework assignment due dates, learning targets, and success cirteria.

     The focus of this course is to develop reading, writing, language and critical thinking skills through the study of texts that represent diverse voices in American Literature.


    Unit 1-“Landscape: The Spirit of Place: We will read and study using multiple critical theory lenses The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the Transcendentalist essays of Emerson and Thoreau, and Robert Frost Poetry; writing focus on the argumentative literary analysis essay; collaborative speaking and listening skills will be developed through structured Socratic Seminar discussions.

     Unit2- “Individualism: The Journey Within”: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz; writing focus on the narrative writing skills applied to the essay and poetry.

     Independent Reading: All students will be required to have an independently chosen book to read in class every day.

     Applied Grammar: We will study grammatical sentence structures and apply them to writing to vary our sentence structures and enhance style.