This full-year course is designed to assist students in continuing their growth in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and research skills. This program affords students the opportunity to become more proficient in communication skills. Students will use strategies to refine critical reading and writing skills in order to analyze a variety of literary and informational/nonfiction genres and to write effectively.
There are several writing assignments per marking period, which emphasize informational and persuasive/argumentative modes. Vocabulary development and grammar usage are integrated into the course. The research process, introduced in grade nine, is continued. Students are assessed via tests, quizzes, projects, class participation, and homework. Written pieces are assessed using the five domains of writing. Students will continue preparing for the Keystone Literature test, which will be administered in the spring of 10th grade.