10th Grade Collection includes:
1. Literature and Writing: Level 4 American Literature
Level 4 Literature and Writing Discovery Guides are recommended for high school students (grades 9–12) who have acquired the skills and proficiency necessary to read and to respond to a complex piece of literature.
In addition to tracing character development, students will research themes, symbols, and motifs, have weekly writing activities and culminate study with an original essay and creative project.
Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to comfortably work through six units in a typical school year.
2. Operation Lexicon 10: John Steinbeck
A lexicon is the collected vocabulary of a person. Over the course of 26 weeks, students will explore a cluster of words from the lexicon of John Steinbeck. Using these words in an original way, with inspiration from favorites such as Cannery Row, and The Grapes of Wrath, will help the budding wordsmith recognize the plasticity of language and delight in its beauty.
In His Own Words
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty. A writer lives in awe of words for they can be cruel or kind, and they can change their meanings right in front of you. They pick up odors like butter in a refrigerator.