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Old 12-01-2009, 04:36 PM
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10th grade English semester plan

Hi All,

I'm in the credential program right now but not yet student teaching. My English Methods prof wants us to do a semester outline but seeing as I have yet to be in a classroom, I don't even know where to start.

Can someone help me with what units are typically taught in 10th grade for English? I can look up the lesson plans easily, but I don't know what kind of plans to look up!

Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:13 PM
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Search the state curriculum for your state. I could tell you for Louisiana, but that won't help.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:27 PM
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When I taught 10th in my district, I taught a unit on short stories, the play Antigone, the novels Lord of the Flies and Bless Me, Ultima, and a controversial topic research paper. Those are the big pieces - of course, there was grammar and vocabulary and lots of other stuff mixed in.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:46 PM
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Start with your state standards (reading and writing).
Then, choose 10th grade appropriate materials (Mrs. K gave you several). Along with what Mrs. K listed, our 10th grade also does To Kill a Mockingbird. Our 10th graders write research papers and persuasive essays.

I wonder if you can do a google search for a 10th grade lit book and then see a sample table of contents. That would give you more short story authors and poets typical for 10th grade (I'll try to find something after I type this post).

Then, once you have your standards and materials, you can build lessons around them for reading and writing. (Our state also has speaking and listening standards built into the language arts curriculum).

Off to see if I can find a source for you, I'll post back in a minute.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:53 PM
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I googled "10th grade English syllabus" and found these.
http://www.aiduponths.com/syllabi/johnson10th.pdf

http://psdweb.parklandsd.org/swoyer/...20syllabus.htm

http://www.oakmeadow.com/curriculum/.../10_eng_ov.pdf
Take a look at your state standards, and these syllabi (or others like them; they are just the first ones I found) and use them as a starting place.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:58 PM
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Hmm...my quick search didn't reveal any sample table of contents. However, I did remember our 10th grade also does Julius Caesar

Aw, good find, Alice!
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:12 PM
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Many of the districts in our area post the overview for each course online. Search for "scope and sequence".

I found this: Redlands HS, California

Lubbock ISD (all ELA grade levels)

Harrisonburg, VA ELA 9-12 scope and sequence
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:59 PM
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Oh, I forgot the Shakespeare - when I taught 10th I did A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is an option for us instead of Julius Caesar, but this year my school moved Macbeth to 10th.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:10 PM
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I think a lot of 10th grades do world literature. I have, so far, done a Ancient Greek & Roman unit (excerpts from Homer, Vergil, Ovid), Antigone (Greek theatre), Lit. of the Middle Ages (excerpts from Song of Roland, Dante's Inferno) and Renaissance literature (Selection from Moore's Utopia, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Don Quixote). That will probably get me a little past the semester mark.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:38 PM
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Thanks so much for all of your responses!

I'm in California and I printed out a list of the 9th/10th standards. Now I just have to figure out how to come up with lessons that connect to all of them. This is one of those times I wonder if I'm in over my head....
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