English 10-1

English 10-1

Ms. Haxton


Course Opportunities and Objectives:

Students in English 10-1 will employ the six language arts (~reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing) as they:

  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
  • Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual and multimedia forms, and
  • Respond personally, critically and creatively
  • Manage ideas and information
  • Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others

For more information please refer to the Curriculum Handbook, available online at:


Students will be evaluated as they reflect upon, discuss, interpret, compare and represent various text forms.  Technology will frequently be incorporated into the daily routine, when doing so enhances and furthers the learning process.


Coursework (in-class assignments, reflections, essays, projects, quizzes, presentations, etc.)   80%

Final Exam 20%


  • be "present" (attend regularly and be attentive to the contributions of others)
  • treat everyone in the room with respect and thoughtfulness
  • use class time wisely and in a manner that supports the focus and learning of others
  • seek clarification of a task prior to and not after a due date
  • complete all tasks on time
  • reflect on your learning: your strengths and your plans for growth as a reader, writer and speaker. Be honest but fair in your self-assessment

Areas of Focus

Throughout the course we will explore the following (although not necessarily in this order):

Creating a digital classroom and workspace
Short Stories
Writing Process
Film as text
Novel Study

Students will be invited to explore multiple text forms and to represent their understanding in a variety of ways.

In addition to the information above, please refer to the attached Cochrane High School English Department Assessment Policy. This policy is common across all English Language Arts classes at CHS.


I wish you the best this year, and I look forward to working with you in the coming months.

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