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Sigonella Middle/High School

Vision Prepare successful life-long learners, leaders, and global citizens

Course Teacher Location

English 10 LAE401-001 Roger Corey Building 216, Room 172

Contact Information DSN: 624-3264 Email: Course Description: The emphasis in English 10 is on writing, analysis of literature, and grammar. Vocabulary development, language usage, and correct grammatical usage will be stressed. The development of discussion and presentation skills will focus on analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. Students will read and respond to a variety of literary selections. Students will write in a variety of styles such as reports, formal or informal research papers, personal narratives, fiction, autobiographical, problem/solution, informational, evaluation, and persuasive essays. The course will also provide for a maximum interchange of ideas among students. Course Goals: Upon successful completion of English 10, students will be able to:  Analyze and understand various literary genres.  Write formal compositions in a variety of formats.  Develop and employ vocabulary skills appropriate to the level of reading and writing encountered.  Create and share original examples of some of the literary genres explored.  Employ consistently the conventions of standard written English.  Make and critique formal and informal oral presentations. Texts: Students will use Elements of Literature, Elements of Writing, and other selected readings. Expectations: Students are expected to arrive in class on time and prepared, participate in classroom discussions, turn assignments in on time, and be respectful of the instructor and other students. Assignments: Written assignments must be typed in 12 pt font, double-spaced, on one side of the page only. Late work: will be graded as follows: 1 day late = HALF CREDIT. Two days late = NO CREDIT. Evaluative Techniques: Traditional evaluation tools will be employed in the course, to include quizzes, tests, journal work, written assignments, projects, presentations, and participation.

Sigonella Middle/High School
Vision Prepare successful life-long learners, leaders, and global citizens DoDEA Grade Scale: 90 - 100 = A 80 – 89 = B 70 – 79 = C 60 – 69 = D 59 or below = F Materials Students will need: • A 9.5in x 6in spiral notebook • Black or blue pens • Lined writing paper • Typing paper Students are expected to attend and actively engage in every class session. If a student has 3 unexcused tardies in the same quarter, points are taken off their participation grade. Goal 1: Evaluate – All students will assess the reasonableness and quality of ideas across the curriculum Goal 2: Synthesize – All students will combine information or connect ideas to create new understandings, products, or solutions across the curriculum. Standards E1 Reading: Reading is a process that includes demonstrating comprehension and showing evidence of a warranted and responsible interpretation of the text. E2 Writing: Writing is a process through which a writer shapes language to communicate effectively. E3 Speaking: Listening, and Viewing: Speaking, listening, and viewing are fundamental processes which people use to express, explore, and learn about ideas. The functions of speaking, listening, and viewing include gathering and sharing information; persuading others,; expressing and understanding ideas; coordinating activities with other, and selection and critically analyzing messages. E4 Conventions: Grammar and Usage of the English Language: Having control of the conventions and grammar of the English language means


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Sigonella Middle/High School
Vision Prepare successful life-long learners, leaders, and global citizens having the ability to represent oneself appropriately with regard to current standards of correctness (ex. spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, capitalization, subject-verb agreement) conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats. E5 Literature: Literature consists of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and essays as distinguished from instructional, expository and journalistic writing.