Welcome to 10th Grade English!
We're going to read, write, watch videos, create projects, engage in discussions, and have so much fun that we're going to forget we're learning!
We will be using Google Classroom, Google Forms, and Google Docs so as to avoid having so many handouts to keep track of. You will be responsible for printing documents by the class deadline off of Google Classroom, as well as complete any Google Forms by classtime.
We are going to focus on World and Culture by discussing where we started, how we evolved, and where we're going through various moments in history and types of text. From A.I. & Technological advancements inspired by Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN to deconstructing heroes and narratives inspired by BEOWULF to exploring the evolution of storytelling with FAIRYTALES, MYTHOLOGIES, LEGENDS, and FOLKLORE...and so much more.
The ENDGAME is to prepare for the AZMerit by focusing on writing skills, specifically how to write more in less time. That is why we have weekly writing and it is in-class (55 minutes). The goal is to be able to write a formal 5-paragraph essay in a single class period. We will also focus on reading skills by reading many short stories, poems, and excerpts that inspire us to discuss other subjects.
Please check the Syllabus for all information regarding the class details.
Here is the PowerPoint of what I went over during the Open House on Weds 8/21, Open House PowerPoint
Make sure you have joined our class's Google Classroom (codes posted on class wall)
Make sure you have the textbook at home and a second notebook for note-taking, because we're starting all of that soon!
*Bell work notebooks are crucial, because they are how I take attendance (whatever notebooks remain on the table when class starts are students who are absent).
*Though I have items to use in class, it is important that you bring your own so you are not dependent on my having them available