Índice de Unidades de los Curriculares

Unidad Nombre Resumen
10.1 Conflict In this unit, the student explores the theme of conflict in narrative writing. He/She reads and listens to a variety of literature in which the characters are facing either internal or external conflicts. The student also has the opportunity to analyze the plot structures of a variety of stories and write a short story of his/her own.
10.2 Relationships: Friendships in Fiction and the Power of Persuasion In this unit, the student will study the persuasive genre of informational text/writing and will explore the theme of friendship by reading and writing about friendships and the characteristics of good friends. Through novel study, the student will gain familiarity with many characters and their traits and will use this knowledge and their own experiences to reflect on writing and orally relationships and the qualities of good friendships and other topics.
10.3 Choices In this unit, the student explores how choices affect one’s life. He/she reads narratives in which characters are faced with choices and examine and discuss the choices made by the characters. The student has the opportunity to examine his/her own life and to write about a choice he/she has had to make and the effect it has had on his/her life. The student also studies word choice by authors and the impact it has on the text.
10.4 My World In this unit, the student explores expository writing and point of view by reading informational text and literature and relating it to his/her life and family. He/she explores his/her family and cultural background and makes connections between current and historical events and how they are represented in various texts. The student focuses on fact and opinion, making connections to text, main idea and details, expository writing, note taking, research and essays.
10.5 Create! In this unit, the student examines, analyzes, and interprets a variety of poems and dramatic pieces through listening, reading, reciting, writing, and performing. He/she becomes familiar with the elements of poetry and drama and gains an understanding of figurative language, specifically simile, metaphor, and personification. The student writes poems and a short script based on a previous narrative, using precise language and rich vocabulary.