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English 10: Project Based

Instructor: Melanie Clark

Price: $500 per semester

This is a year-long course 


Since this is a project-based course, there isn't one specific textbook. We will assign readings each week.

Course Description

Students will study a wide variety of classic and contemporary literature, including poems, short stories, plays, autobiographies, essays and news articles. Our textbook, divided into six genres, covers: The Short Story, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Legends and Humor. We will spend approximately six weeks exploring each genre (and its sub-divided themes) by: reading literature, completing projects focused on grammar and technology, completing a writing project and individual, partner and group activities. There will be four novels read outside of class each novel will be analyzed with a different style of essay. The course will have a midterm and final exam. Each student will give a minimum of two oral presentations.

During this course, students will focus on literature from various genres. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of various genres of literature, how to respond to literature based on their own experiences, and how to interpret literature. The writing process will be emphasized by the use of essay form, research, and documentation format.

This will be an A-G course and fulfills the "b" requirement (for Ocean Grove students only.)  We will follow the English 10 Project-Based Syllabus from OG.  Students from all schools are invited to register.