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!
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.
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.
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.
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....