10th Grade End of the Year Goals

Here is what is Generally what is known by the end of 10th Grade with a printable.

Reading

– Daily reading

– Log and track progress

Language Arts

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Research

– Access and use information from a variety of resources for different purposes.

– Maximize note-taking strategies to avoid plagiarism (paraphrasing, direct quotations,

– summarizing in own words)

– Construct a works cited page

– Apply criteria to evaluate sources

– Conduct a thorough media center search

– Short Story

– Students will comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate short stories.

– Speaking

– Clearly and effectively speak to inform an audience on a specific topic.

– Speak using appropriate expression, smoothness, pace, volume, eye contact, posture,

– and gestures.

– Use standard language and grammar.

– Speak with appropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and information to be

– conveyed.

– Prepare a formal outline

– Create an interesting introduction and conclusion

– Fully develop the main points of a speech

– Organize the body of a speech using effective transitions

– Create a works cited with multiple sources

– Take research notes

– Create and support a clear thesis

– Listening

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Writing

– Write a response to literature.

– Create and defend a clear thesis.

– Edit their writing using the six trait writing rubric.

– Use effective transitions.

– Create interesting introductions and conclusions.

– Develop ideas and content with specific details and examples from the literature and/or

– personal experiences.

– Use editing skills to adhere to standard conventions of grammar and usage.

– Use clauses and phrases to vary sentence structure.

– Identify and apply the steps in the writing process (plan, rough draft, revision, peer

– editing and final draft).

– Reading

– Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate short stories.

– Explain how the structural elements (exposition, complication, climax and

– denouement) of a short story contribute to the overall effect.

– Analyze character development in a short story.

– Analyze theme in a given short story.

– Analyze conflict in a given short story.

– Identify and explain the type of irony (situational, verbal and dramatic) in a short

– story.

– Compare and contrast characters, themes, and plots from various literary works. Identify and explain figures of speech in various literary works.

– Analyze the author’s purpose in a literary work.

– Make predictions and ask questions while reading.

– Make connections to characters and situations.

– Public Speaking Unit

– Students will demonstrate mastery of public speaking fundamentals through a series of three short speeches.

– Speaking

– Listening

– Clearly and effectively speak to inform an audience on a specific topic.

– Speak using appropriate expression, smoothness, pace, volume, eye contact, posture, and gestures

– Use standard language and grammar

– Speak with appropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and information to be conveyed

– Prepare a formal outline

– Create an interesting introduction and conclusion

– Fully develop the main points of a speech

– Organize the body of a speech using effective transitions

– Create a works cited with multiple sources

– Take research notes

– Create and support a clear thesis

– Clearly and effectively speak to persuade an audience on a specific topic.

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Make eye contact with the speaker

– Use non-verbal signals to show understanding

– Show understanding in a variety of ways (following directions, answering

– questions, etc.) • Reading

– Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate non-fiction.

– Analyze the main idea in a non-fiction work

– Identify author’s level of expertise and/or bias in a non-fiction work Draw their own conclusions from a work of non-fiction

– Analyze the author’s purpose in a literary work

– Research

– Access and use information from a variety of resources for different purposes. Maximize note-taking strategies to avoid plagiarism (paraphrasing, direct

– quotations, summarizing in own words) Construct a works cited page

– Create and defend a clear thesis

– Analyze and organize information to support a thesis

– Draw coherent connections and conclusions supported by evidence.  Apply criteria to evaluate sources

– Conduct a thorough media center search

– Business Unit / Mock Interview Fair

– Students will create an application, cover letter, resume, and thank you letter and participate in a mock interview.

– Optional Novel

– Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, writing, reading, and research skills while studying a novel of the teacher’s choosing.

– Listening

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Writing

– Write a response to literature.

– Create and defend a clear thesis.

– Edit their writing using the six trait writing rubric.

– Use effective transitions

– Create interesting introductions and conclusions

– Develop ideas and content with specific details and examples from the literature

– or personal experience

– Use editing skills to adhere to standard conventions of grammar and usage

– Use clauses and phrases to vary sentence structure

– Clearly and effectively speak to persuade an audience on a specific topic.

– Speak using appropriate expression, smoothness, pace, volume, eye contact, posture, and gestures

– Use standard language and grammar

– Speak with appropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and information to be conveyed

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Make eye contact with the speaker

– Use non-verbal signals to show understanding

– Learn to recognize and use standard English grammar.

– Apply reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in order to explore career pathways.

– Complete a job application with references

– Create a clear, concise cover letter that is nearly error free Generate a resume using proper format

– Complete formal interview process with school business partner

– Access and use information from a variety of resources for different purposes.

– Identify and apply the steps in the writing process (plan, rough draft, revision, peer editing and final draft)

– Learn to recognize and use standard English grammar. • Reading

– Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate novels.

– Explain how the structural elements of a novel contribute to the overall effect.  Analyze character development in a novel

– Analyze theme in a novel

– Analyze conflict in a novel

– Identify and explain the type of irony in a novel

– Compare and contrast characters, themes, and plots from various literary works  Identify and explain figures of speech in various literary works

– Analyze the author’s purpose in a literary work

– Make predictions and ask questions while reading

– Make connections to characters and situations

– Persuasive Writing / Research

– Students will demonstrate writing and research skills while creating a persuasive essay.

– Listening

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Writing

– Write a persuasive essay.

– Create and defend a clear thesis

– Edit their writing using the six trait writing rubric.

– Identify audience and purpose.

– Express and develop clear opinions.

– Use effective transitions

– Create engaging introductions and conclusions

– Develop ideas and content with specific details and examples, statistics,

– anecdotal records, and/or personal experience

– Use editing skills to adhere to standard conventions of grammar and usage

– Use clauses and phrases to vary sentence structure

– Identify and apply the steps in the writing process (plan, rough draft, revision,

– peer editing and final draft)

– Include countering statements in their arguments

– Utilize standard grammar and usage in writing and revising:

– Use correct punctuation in sentences with embedded parts (appositives, adjective clauses and participial phrases, and interrupters)

– Correctly punctuate adverb clauses and participial phrases at the beginning of a sentence

– Identify and correct run on sentences and sentence fragments

– Identify and correct subject-verb agreement

– Identify and correct errors in pronoun-antecedent usage and pronoun cases

– Correctly punctuate essential and non-essential clauses and phrases

– Use proper and consistent tense in writing

– Limit the use of passive verbs in favor of strong action verbs

– Learn to recognize and use standard English grammar

– Use correct punctuation in sentences with embedded parts (appositives, restrictive

– and non-restrictive, clauses and phrases, and interruptions)

– Use all parts of speech correctly

– Recognize and use a variety of sentence structures

– Use correct capitalization and spelling

– Reading

– Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate non-fiction

– Research

– Analyze the main idea in a non-fiction work

– Identify author’s level of expertise and/or bias in a non-fiction work Draw his or her own conclusions from a work of non-fiction

– Access and use information from a variety of resources for different purposes.

– Utilize correct MLA format for a research paper including parenthetical documentation

– Maximize note-taking strategies to avoid plagiarism (paraphrasing, direct quotations, summarizing in own words)

– Construct a works cited page

– Create and defend a clear thesis

– Analyze and organize information to support a thesis

– Draw coherent connections and conclusions supported by evidence. Apply criteria to evaluate sources

– Conduct a thorough media center search

– Nonfiction/Thematic Short Story Unit

– Students will comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate short stories.

– • Listening

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Writing

– Write a response to literature.

– Create and defend a clear thesis.

– Edit their writing using the six trait writing rubric.

– Use effective transitions.

– Create interesting introductions and conclusions.

– Develop ideas and content with specific details and examples from the literature

– and/or personal experiences.

– Use editing skills to adhere to standard conventions of grammar and usage. Use clauses and phrases to vary sentence structure.

– Identify and apply the steps in the writing process (plan, rough draft, revision,

– peer editing and final draft). • Reading

– Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate short stories.

– Explain how the structural elements (exposition, complication, climax and

– denouement) of a short story contribute to the overall effect.

– Analyze character development in a short story.

– Analyze theme in a given short story.

– Analyze conflict in a given short story.

– Identify and explain the type of irony (situational, verbal and dramatic) in a short

– story.

– Compare and contrast characters, themes, and plots from various literary works. Identify and explain figures of speech in various literary works.

– Analyze the author’s purpose in a literary work.

– Make predictions and ask questions while reading.

– Make connections to characters and situations.

– Honors: Of Mice and Men

– Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, writing, reading, and research skills while studying Of Mice and Men.

– Research

– Locate, consult, and cite information from reliable sources about a relevant mini-

– topic (Possible topics: John Steinbeck, Great Depression, migrant workers in

– the 1930s, mental health discrimination in the 1930s, gender roles, geographical location, American Dream).

– Prepare a Works Cited page using MLA format • Speaking

– Speak with clarity and purpose during class and small group discussions.

– Speak with appropriate expression, smoothness, pace, volume, eye contact,

– posture, and gestures.

– Use standard language and grammar.

– Writing

– Use the six traits of writing (content, organization, conventions, voice, sentence fluency and word choice).

– Create a thesis statement to guide and frame writing.

– Use conventions of standard written English.

– Develop ideas and content with specific details and examples.

– Explore ideas and personal reactions to the novel through informal writing (e.g.,

– practice writings, journaling). • Listening

– Use listening skills in practical settings.

– Adapt listening skills for specific purposes. • Reading

– Read non-fiction to complete research.

– Define and learn critical vocabulary prior to reading.

– Use background knowledge from class research topics to enhance understanding

– of the novel’s historical and cultural contexts.

– Read for literal, interpretive, and evaluative comprehension.

– Demonstrate the ability to analyze elements of fiction through identifying and

– applying knowledge of theme, characterization, and setting.

– Of Mice and Men

– Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, writing, reading, and research skills while studying Of Mice and Men.

– Speaking

– Clearly and effectively speak to inform an audience on a specific topic.

– Speak using appropriate expression, smoothness, pace, volume, eye contact, posture, and gestures

– Use standard language and grammar

– Speak with appropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and information to be conveyed

– Listening

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Writing

– Write a response to literature.

– Create and defend a clear thesis.

– Edit their writing using the six trait writing rubric.

– Use effective transitions

– Create interesting introductions and conclusions

– Develop ideas and content with specific details and examples from the literature

– or personal experience

– Use editing skills to adhere to standard conventions of grammar and usage Use clauses and phrases to vary sentence structure

– Identify and apply the steps in the writing process (plan, rough draft, revision, peer editing and final draft)

– Learn to recognize and use standard English grammar.

– Reading

– Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate novels.

– Explain how the structural elements of a novel contribute to the overall effect.  Analyze character development in a novel

– Analyze theme in a novel

– Analyze conflict in a novel

– Identify and explain the type of irony in a novel

– Compare and contrast characters, themes, and plots from various literary works  Identify and explain figures of speech in various literary works

– Analyze the author’s purpose in a literary work

– Make predictions and ask questions while reading

– Make connections to characters and situations

– Research

– Access and use information from a variety of resources for different purposes.

– Utilize correct MLA format for a research paper including parenthetical documentation

– Maximize note-taking strategies to avoid plagiarism (paraphrasing, direct quotations, summarizing in own words)

– Construct a works cited page Create and defend a clear thesis

– Analyze and organize information to support a thesis

– Draw coherent connections and conclusions supported by evidence. Apply criteria to evaluate sources

– Conduct a thorough media center search

– Antigone / Drama

– Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, writing, reading, and research skills while studying Antigone.

– Speaking

– Clearly and effectively speak to inform an audience on a specific topic.

– Speak using appropriate expression, smoothness, pace, volume, eye contact, posture, and gestures

– Use standard language and grammar

– Speak with appropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and information to be conveyed

– Prepare a formal outline

– Create an interesting introduction and conclusion

– Fully develop the main points of a speech

– Organize the body of a speech using effective transitions Create a works cited with multiple sources

– Take research notes

– Create and support a clear thesis

– Listening

– Demonstrate effective listening skills.

– Write a response to literature. Create and defend a clear thesis.

– Edit their writing using the six trait writing rubric.

– Use effective transitions

– Create interesting introductions and conclusions

– Develop ideas and content with specific details and examples from the literature

– or personal experience

– Use editing skills to adhere to standard conventions of grammar and usage Use clauses and phrases to vary sentence structure

– Identify and apply the steps in the writing process (plan, rough draft, revision,

– peer editing and final draft)

– Learn to recognize and use standard English grammar.

– Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate drama.

– Explain how the structural elements of tragedy (introduction, rising action, climax, falling action and catastrophe) contribute to the overall effect.

– Analyze character development in tragedy Analyze theme in a play

– Analyze conflict in a play

– Identify and explain the type of irony in a play

– Compare and contrast characters, themes, and plots from various literary works  Identify and explain figures of speech(simile, metaphor, hyperbole,

– personification) in various literary works

– Analyze the author’s purpose in a play.

– Make predictions and ask questions while reading  Make connections to characters and situations

– Research

– Access and use information from a variety of resources for different purposes.  Maximize note-taking strategies to avoid plagiarism (paraphrasing, direct

– quotations, summarizing in own words)

– Construct a works cited page

– Create and defend a clear thesis

– Analyze and organize information to support a thesis

– Draw coherent connections and conclusions supported by evidence.  Apply criteria to evaluate sources

Math

– Algebra

Social Studies

– World History

– Geography

Science

– Chemistry

Visual/Performance

– Dance, Music, Arts

– Drawing and Coloring

– Connect the dots

– Hands on Crafts

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