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10th Grade English Language Arts Curriculum

10th Grade English Language Arts Curriculum
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Before choosing a 10th grade language arts curriculum, parents should make certain that it covers the more difficult reading comprehension strategies, literary analysis, writing methods and more.

The following information will cover what reading, writing and grammar objectives a 10th grader should require, and why Time4Learning’s 10th grade language arts curriculum is particularly  effective at teaching this subject.

What English Language Arts Concepts Should a 10th Grader Know?

A typical course of study for 10th grade English language arts will include a diverse selection of world literature organized into thematic chapters. Students will be encouraged to refine their listening, speaking, and writing skills.

In 10th grade English language arts, students will be required to:

  • Determine the central idea and purpose of a text.
  • Analyze how an author uses historical events to build a claim.
  • Organize paragraphs to integrate properly cited research.
  • Support conclusions about the influence of historical context on an author’s stylistic choices.
  • Select evidence that effectively supports an analysis.
  • Identify rhetorical devices and fallacies.

Learn more about Time4Learning’s tenth grade English language arts lessons below.

Reading Goals/Objectives for 10th Grade

A comprehensive tenth grade English language arts program will help your student reach these goals and objectives and more.

  • Interpret figurative language to determine the meanings of words and phrases.
  • Use reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  • Compare and contrast how language supports an author’s purpose in two different genres.
  • Explain how propaganda reveals theme.
  • Analyze the development of setting through word choice.

Writing Goals/Objectives for 10th Grade

In tenth grade, students will be asked to produce clear and coherent writing assignments in many formats. Some of the writing goals and objectives for 10th graders may include:

  • Using phrases correctly to convey ideas precisely.
  • Using narrative techniques to develop characters.
  • Revising writing to include formal and objective language.
  • Organizing paragraphs to integrate properly cited research.
  • Supporting a claim with reasons and evidence in an argumentative essay.

Grammar Goals/Objectives for 10th Grade

More advanced grammar concepts will be incorporated into a student’s writing during tenth grade. The grammar goals and objectives a tenth grade language arts curriculum should meet, include:

  • Using clauses to convey meaning and add variety to writing.
  • Correcting common sentence errors.
  • Distinguishing between active and passive voice
  • Using punctuation to impact the meaning of a sentence.
  • Applying punctuation rules for commas, parentheses, dashes, and colons to writing.

10th Grade Language Arts Scope & Sequence

  • Analyzing Word Choice and Author’s Purpose in Short Stories
  • Analyzing Character, Theme, and Plot in Short Stories
  • Determine Meaning: Words and Phrases
  • Comparing Archetypes in Literature
  • Analyzing Idea Development in an Essay
  • Writing a Narrative Essay about Being Judged
  • Analyzing Author’s Purpose and Perspective in a Travelogue
  • Analyzing an Autobiographical Essay
  • Comparing Genres: Biography and Editorial
  • Parts of Speech and Types of Phrases
  • Writing an Essay to Compare the Presentation of Ideas Across Genres
  • Sugar Changed the World: Part 1: Author’s Purpose
  • Sugar Changed the World: Part 2: Central Ideas
  • Sugar Changed the World: Part 3: Word Choice and Multimedia
  • Sugar Changed the World: Part 4: Building Claims
  • Sugar Changed the World: Part 5: Developing and Refining Ideas
  • Clauses: Building and Refining Compound and Complex Sentences
  • Evaluating an Argument
  • Analyzing Satire in Fiction
  • Comparing Ideas Across Genres
  • Analyzing Different Interpretations of a Sonnet
  • Analyzing Satire in Editorial Cartoons
  • Refining Discussion Techniques
  • Writing a Research-Based Informative Essay about the Benefits of Humor
  • Animal Farm, Part 1: Satire
  • Animal Farm, Part 2: Allegory
  • Animal Farm, Part 3: Central Idea Development
  • Animal Farm, Part 4: Conflict
  • Animal Farm, Part 5: Motivation and Values
  • Animal Farm, Part 6: Author’s Purpose
  • Animal Farm, Part 7: Rhetoric
  • Animal Farm, Part 8: Satire and Irony
  • Cumulative Exam
  • Character and Culture in Literature
  • Applying Critical Approaches to Literary Analysis
  • Comparing Poetry and Art
  • “By the Waters of Babylon”, Part 1: Analyzing Setting
  • “By the Waters of Babylon”, Part 2: Analyzing Theme
  • Writing an Interpretive Literary Analysis
  • A Doll’s House, Part 1: Dramatic Structure and Characterization
  • A Doll’s House, Part 2: Suspense and Irony
  • A Doll’s House, Part 3: Theme and Society
  • Analyzing Word Choice and Theme in a Play
  • Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Words, Phrases, and Clauses
  • Analyzing a Seminal US Document
  • Recognizing Rhetorical Techniques in a Speech
  • Analyzing Ideas, Structure, and Purpose in Machiavelli’s The Prince
  • Analyzing Rhetorical Techniques in Machiavelli’s The Prince
  • Analyzing Rhetorical Strategies in Presidential Speeches
  • Expanding Vocabulary: Word Parts and Reference Resources
  • Writing an Argumentative Essay about Nobel Prize in Literature
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Part 1: Applying Reading Strategies
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Part 2: Causal Relationships
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Part 3: Drawing Conclusions
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Part 4: Monologues
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Part 5: Developing Central Ideas
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Part 6: Word Choice and Motif
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Part 7: Thematic Development
  • Evaluating News Reporting
  • Analyzing and Evaluating Arguments
  • Comparing Arguments from Diverse Perspectives
  • Writing a Research-Based Argumentative Essay about a Debatable Topic
  • Enhancing a Presentation with Multimedia
  • Cumulative Exam

Why Choose Time4Learning Tenth Grade English Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

Time4Learning’s dynamic 10th grade English language arts curriculum helps students meet their goals and objectives by providing them with the most updated educational tools available. Parents use it in many ways, including: a full time curriculum, an after school learning supplement or a summer learning program.

Teenagers prefer Time4Learning’s computer-based learning system because most teenagers enjoy technology. Parents team up with Time4Learning because it teaches difficult concepts for them and provides effective tools that make their learning experience much more enjoyable.

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