This course offers a myriad of reading and writing activities that are designed to strengthen students' background knowledge in the genres of poetry, short story, myth, nonfiction, and novel. This is the second course in a two-part, Tenth-Grade English series (ENGL 045 and ENGL 047). This course also encompasses Common Core content.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: Perception vs. Reality? Are They the Same Thing?
Unit 2: Decisions and Their Consequences
Unit 3: Tales about Beginnings and Endings
Unit 4: Nonfiction: The Reality Behind the Words
Unit 5: Writing a Research Paper
Unit 6: The Merchant of Venice
Unit 7: Learning from History