2 Textbook: Prentice Hall’s Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes: World Masterpieces (This is not the regular English 10th grade book). Almost all of the stories are in the textbook.
3 Summer: Mythology by Edith Hamilton Annotation of entire book for comprehension and detailDictionKey PassagesPatternsAnalysis
4 Fall Semester World Religious Unit: Judaism: Islam: “Abraham and Isaac” (not in book)“Book of Ruth”“Psalm 23”Islam:From the Qur’an: “The Exordium,” “Night,” “Daylight,” “Comfort”
5 Hinduism:Mahabharata: “Sibi”Bhagavad-Gita: “The Yoga of Knowledge”Ramayana: “Rama and Ravana in Battle”Panchatantra: “Numskull and the Rabbit”
6 Christianity:“The Parable of the Prodigal Son” (not in book)Buddhism:Zen Parables: “A Parable,” “Publishing the Sutras,” “The Taste of Banzo’s Sword”
7 Ancient Greece and Rome Unit: Poetics by Aristotle (not in book)Oedipus the KingPoems by Catullus“Carpe Diem” by HoraceMetamorphoses: “The Story of Daedalus and Icarus”From the Annals: “The Burning of Rome”Drama (Antigone)
8 The Middle Ages Unit: “Song of Roland” “Perceval: The Grail” “The Lady of the Werewolf”“Sir Galahad”Divine Comedy: Inferno Canto I, III, V, XXXIV“The Art of Translation”
9 The Renaissance and Rationalism Unit: Poems by PetrarchShakespeare:Much Ado About NothingSonnet 29 & 116Decameron: “Federigo’s Falcon”Don Quixote Chapters I, VII, VIII“Leonardo: The Eye, The Hand, The Mind”
10 Romanticism Unit: Poems by Charles Baudelaire and Paul Verlaine Drama by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe“Two Friends”
11 Winter Reading Annotation of entire book for comprehension and detail Novel (Lord of the Flies) Winter ReadingAnnotation of entire book for comprehension and detailDictionKey PassagesPatternsAnalysis
12 THE ESSAYto write a biographical narrative and a cause-effect essay. Standards W2.1, W2.3, W1.1, W1.2, W1.4, W1.9, LC1.3, LC1.4, LC1.5.to write for assessment (on-demand writing). Standards W1.1, W1.2, W1.4, W1.9, LC1.3.
13 WRITING AND GRAMMARpunctuation: commas, semicolons, and colons. Standard LC1.1.phrases: participial phrases, appositive phrases, prepositional phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases. Standard LC1.1.
14 READING, LITERATURE, AND LITERACY these literary terms and concepts: allusion, antagonist, autobiography, biography, character, characterization, critical review, dialogue, direct characterization, dynamic character, genre, flat character, indirect characterization, motivation, parable, protagonist, round character, static character, suspense, symbol. Standards R1.1, R3.7.characterization in literature. Standards R3.3, R3.4.
16 Modern World Unit: Poems by Boris Pasternak “The Bracelet” “War” “The Guitar”“Ithaka”“The Glass of Milk”Novel (Night)Poetry
17 Contemporary World Unit: “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”“House Taken Over”“Half Day”
18 THE ESSAYto write a response to literature essay and a business letter. W2.2, W2.5, W1.1, W1.2, W1.4, W1.9, LC1.3, LC1.4, LC1.5.to write for assessment (on-demand writing). Standards W1.1, W1.2, W1.4, W1.9, LC1.3.
19 WRITING AND GRAMMARpunctuation: apostrophes, brackets, dashes, ellipsis, exclamation marks, hyphens, quotation marks, parentheses, question marks, slashes. Standard LC1.1.diction and syntax. — LC1.3.relative clauses. Standard LC1.1.
20 READING, LITERATURE, AND LITERACY these literary terms and concepts: assonance, consonance, couplet, enjambment, haiku, legend, lyric poem, myth, narrative poem, octave, onomatopoeia, parody, quatrain, sensory language, sestet, sonnet, speaker, tanka villanelle. Standards R1.1, R3.7.to identify and describe the function of dialogue, scene designs, soliloquies, asides, and character foils in dramatic literature. Standard R3.10.word derivations. Standard R1.1.connotation and denotation. Standard R1.2.