10th Grade American Literature
Prerequisite: 9th Grade Literature or 9th Grade Multicultural Literature
The American Literature focuses on a study of literature from across America; beginning with Early American Writing. Students will develop an understanding that theme is what relates literature to life and that themes are recurring in the literary world. Students will explore the effect of themes in regard to interpretation. Students will also read across the curriculum, from American Romanticism and Realism to Regionalism and the Harlem Renaissance to develop academic and personal interests in different subjects and subject areas. Another focus in American Literature is narrative writing; however, students will also demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres: research, persuasive, expository, narrative, descriptive, and technical. The student will also learn the writing process. Instruction in language conventions will occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking as well as in isolation. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of listening, speaking, and viewing skills for a variety of purposes.
Welcome to the wonderful world of 10th Grade American Literature at Valdosa High School!!!
Josielynn Watson is committed to student success inside of the classroom and in life. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Watson has a Bachelor of Art degree in English. She has also earned her Master's in Secondary Ed. Teaching from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and an Ed.S degree from Liberty University. I believe that student success begins with good teachers and having good teacher/student rapport. Ms. Watson believes that when "students develop a passion for learning, they will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D'Angelo
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