Instructor: Andrew Kulak
School: Jefferson
School year: 2008-09
Course number: 10020
Course title: English 10
Subject: English Language and Literature
Grade level(s): 10
Credits: 1
Course description:
Prerequisites:
N/A
Priority standards:
Schedule of topics/units covered:
Narrative Writing, Expository Writing, Persuasive Writing, Creative Writing, Conventions & Mechanics, Poetic Conventions, Argumentation & Evidence, Research Skills, Portfolio Management, Study Skills, Test-Taking Skills, Analysis & Interpretation, Levels of Reading
Academic vocabulary:
District adopted materials:
Grade 10
Holt Rinehart Winston (2007), Elements of Literature, 4th Course
Great Source (2007) Write Source 10
Supplemental resources:
Novels & Plays to be taught: The Piano Lesson by: August Wilson, The Whale Rider by: Witi Ihimaera, Breaking Through by: Francisco Jimenez, The Gangster We're All Looking For by: Le Thi Diem Thuy, A Light in August by: William Faulkner, Richard III by: William Shakespeare
Differentiation/accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd, other):
Flexible grouping
Independent Projects/Research
Curriculum Compacting
Mentors
Learning Centers/Stations
Tiered Assignments
Open-ended Tasks
Pre-instruction Assessment
Questioning Techniques
Product Grids
Students as teachers/producers
Student Self Assessment/Rubrics
Final proficiencies:
To demonstrate proficiency in English 10 students must be able to write in each of the modes listed above with a grade of 4 or higher on the 6 point Oregon Department of Education CIM scale. Students must deliver 2 speeches with a score of 4 or higher on the 6 point Oregon Department of Education CIM scale. Students must pass tests and quizzes with a score of 80% of higher. They must complete and submit all assignments in this class.
Career-related learning experiences (CRLEs):
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Career Information System (CIS)
Essential skills to be taught:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Global Literacy
Essential skills to be assessed:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Global Literacy
Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:
Grading Scale
100 - 90 = A
89 - 80 = B
79 - 70 = C
69 - 60 = D
59 - 0 = F

Participation: 40%
Daily Work: 40%
Tests & Essays: 20%
Behavioral expectations:
Students are expected to respect the classroom, the teacher, and themselves. Students are expected to do what contributes to their learning and the learning of others. Three guiding principles we share: Be polite in speech, be safe in action, and protect the right to learn.
Safety issues and requirements:
N/A

Approved by Margaret Calvert on 10/26/2008.