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English 10: American Literature

English 10 is a survey of American literature from the pre-Colonial period to the present. Students read and are taught to analyze works of fiction and nonfiction. The writing component builds on the previous year’s emphasis of essay construction, with continued emphasis on grammar, mechanics, and revision as important parts of the writing process. Vocabulary development is implemented through the use of online programs and the study of vocabulary in the context of the literature. A multi-media approach to learning is used throughout the year. Research skills are reinforced with the completion of a required documented research paper.