In English 10, students continue to build upon skills learned in earlier grades. There is a sustained emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing fiction and nonfiction texts. Students will analyze the cultural and social functions and universal themes of fictional texts from different cultures.
This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for English 10.
- Successful completion of English 9 and passing score on English 8 SOL (required)
Course Texts and Materials
For Summer Session 2021 only:
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- Other course readings, such as short stories, poems, fiction, and nonfiction (may be found online, located in a school/public library, or may be purchased)
Starting August 2021:
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
- Antigone by Sophocles
Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.
- 01002 English 10 Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
- 01002 English 10 Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)
Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.