Welcome to 10th Grade English! This class is designed to improve your reading, writing, and communication skills as well as help you develop a greater appreciation for literature and culture. First and foremost, it is important for you to remember that this course is 100% college preparatory. This means whether you are planning on attending college in the future or not, you will be learning, practicing and working toward mastering important reading, writing and communication skills that will enable you to be successful in both an advanced academic setting as well as in a work environment.
Though an emphasis will be placed on developing these academic and workplace-related skills, this class will also focus on exploring the philosophical ideas related to the various elements of the individual, of society and of culture. I don’t want to overwhelm you with too many details right now, but I thought you might like a basic idea regarding the purpose of this course.
Let’s just say that you need to get ready to have lots of discussion about fundamentals of what makes an individual him/herself, how these elements, ideas and traits come to develop within a person, a society or a culture and how these stories can help “you” as individual and “we” as a society and a culture become even more successful, intellectual and understanding.
I look forward to working with you this year and hope that this will be a really positive learning experience for you and your peers. Let’s make it happen. ~ Ms. Hall