Honors Tenth Grade Literature and Composition. Students interested in taking Honors Tenth Grade Literature and Composition should be avid, independent readers and eager, accomplished writers who have Honors English experience from high school. Tenth grade honors students should be prepared to work on multiple in-class and out-of-class assignments simultaneously and should be self-directed, organized learners. Accordingly, honors students knowingly anticipate a minimum of one hour of English homework per night. Students are expected both to read course novels and required independent novels at home and to be ready to discuss and analyze these novels as a large group during class time, frequently applying the basics of literary theory. Students will also complete an in depth persuasive research paper, a persuasive issue paper, a literary analysis paper, and numerous timed writing papers throughout the course of the year. Class time will be spent preparing for the GHSGWT and the PSAT. The honors track is a rigorous college preparatory track, so students will be expected to be in class every day and turn in their homework, major assignments, and papers on time, without question. All major assignments will be typed and no late homework will be accepted. There is required summer reading for Honors Tenth Grade Literature and Composition.
Prerequisites: Ninth grade English. Suggested Prerequisites: A mid-B or higher (without honors points) in Honors ninth grade English or TAG ninth grade English or a strong teacher recommendation from ninth grade on level English