In English 10, learners begin to explore more complex ideas in their reading, writing, and speech. The course prioritizes the acquisition of academic vocabulary to help prepare students for the close readings of text they will be asked to perform in English 11 and 12. English 10 emphasizes literary analysis, strategies for processing and evaluating informational text, synthesizing data to create successful presentations and argumentation, and the unique set of skills necessary for analysis, synthesis, and discussion. Students will read, write about, and discuss literature that features themes such as identity, beauty, inheritance, legacy, stereotyping, persistence, femininity, masculinity, and human nature. Throughout the course, students will develop effective strategies to analyze informative and literary texts, evaluate the claims of others, and articulate their own.Throughout this course, you will build critical reading, thinking, and writing skills at the same time we study the transformative power of stories. The ultimate goal is TO LEARN A LOT and HAVE FUN!