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​​English 10: Project Based

Price: $600 per semester

Students may attend in person AND/OR live via Zoom.

We will follow the English 10 Project-Based Syllabus that meets the requirement for a-g at Ocean Grove Charter School. Students from all schools are invited to register.  

Course Description:
In this literature course, students will immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of classic and contemporary literary works, spanning poems, short stories, plays, autobiographies, essays, and news articles. The curriculum, organized into four genres—Drama, Satire, Fables, Fairy Tales, and Folklore, and Narrative Nonfiction—provides a comprehensive exploration over eight-week intervals. Each genre and its sub-divided themes will be a focal point for reading, grammar, technology projects, writing assignments, and diverse individual, partner, and group activities.
Beyond the classroom, students will delve into four novels, applying different essay styles to analyze each book. The course structure includes a final project, with students engaging in at least two oral presentations. Throughout the journey, emphasis will be placed on fostering an understanding and appreciation for diverse literary genres, guiding students in responding to literature based on personal experiences, and honing skills in interpretation. The writing process, encompassing essay forms, research, and documentation formats, will be a cornerstone of the course.


Since this is a project-based course, there isn't one specific textbook. We will assign readings and novels to read such as those listed below:

​Animal Farm by George Orwell

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Cyrano de Bergerac

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes​​

​Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Young Adults Version. Here is a digital version. 

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer