Language Arts 10
Beginning with an examination of two failed utopias, this course continues to engage students in an exploration of humans’ desire for a perfect world. We consider what is important in an ideal society and discuss the issues that complicate our world. By reading and responding to novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and drama, students continue to develop their appreciation of literature, critical thinking, and writing skills. They also expand their ability to respond meaningfully to literature through interpretation and analysis. Students write in a variety of modes including narrative, expository, and argumentative. Students also study college-level vocabulary and develop PSAT, SAT, and Keystone Exam skills. Successful completion of every step of a research paper in MLA style is required to pass this class.
Required summer reading: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Incoming sophomores must complete the summer reading assignment before the first day of school. The assignment can be found on the Collegiate Academy website.