English 10

English Language Arts 10-1

South Alberta High School is an online learning platform that is a great option for those students who want the flexibility to learn at their own pace and complete the requirements necessary to achieve credit in the English 10 course.

There are two basic aims of senior high school English Language Arts. One aim is to encourage students to understand and appreciate the significance and artistry of literature. A second aim is to enable each student to understand language and use it confidently and competently for various purposes.

The senior high school English language arts program highlights six language arts—listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing.

Five general outcomes are the foundation of the program. Students will speak, read, write, view, and represent to:

  • ❖ Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
  • ❖ Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively
  • ❖ Manage ideas and information
  • ❖ Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
  • ❖ Respect, support, and collaborate with others.

Procedures to Achieve Goals:

Students will complete five units of study: a short story study, a poetry study, a full-length novel study, a Shakespearean play study, and a thematic unit. Within these units, students will study a variety of texts: short stories, poetry, essay, modern play, and Shakespearean play. They will create a variety of responses: personal and critical responses, using various print and nonprint forms. Students will focus on learning critical analysis skills, developing metacognitive skills, and learning the foundations of composing the major text creations and analyzing literature to succeed in the English Language Arts 10-1/20-1/30-1 stream.

  • Modules 1-2: Thematic Unit (Short Stories and Critical Analysis)
  • Modules 3-4: Encounters with Poetry
  • Modules 5-7: Full-Length Novel Study (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
  • Modules 8-9: Shakespearean Play (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare)
  • Module 10: Thematic Mini Unit (Texts from Elements of English 10)

Required Texts:

Elements of English 10 Douglas Hilker and Sue Harper to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Recommended Text: Harcourt Shakespeare Second ed)

Evaluation Plan

This course content is divided into 5 categories:

  • 20% Major Writing Assignments (Personal Response and Essay)
  • 15% Minor Writing Assignments (Creative Writing and Journal Response)
  • 15% Quizzes & Projects
  • 20% Unit Tests
  • 30% Final Exam


Students will identify at the beginning of the course which novel they will study so the facilitator has time to give the student access to the novel.

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