English 10 continues to refine a student’s understanding of different genres by introducing them to more diverse texts, specifically with an emphasis on world literature and by reviewing works from authors not previously covered. Beyond these, English 10 adds emphasis to a given canon of literature and increases focus on the self-conscious choice of comprehension and writing strategies. Students use the basic modes of oral and written expression through the development of effective descriptive and narrative procedures, including focus and logical organization of ideas. The formal study of grammar, usage, spelling, and language mechanics is integrated into the study of writing. Students are required to write a research paper using the guidelines found in the Modern Language Association (MLA) manual. Supplemental novels will be read in this class. Summer reading and essay are required.