About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our 10th Grade English Homeschool course will benefit:
- Students seeking to develop their self-study skills, as well as cement and apply information learned throughout the course
- Homeschool parents looking to engage with their child more closely throughout the learning process
How it works
- Students can tackle assignments as they work through the course, or they can wait until they have completed the course - whichever they and their parent(s) feel is most appropriate for their learning.
- Students and parents can refer to videos and transcripts within the course to review information relevant to the assignment.
- Rubrics included with assignments provide criteria for success that parents and students can use to improve learning and outcomes.
10th grade English: homeschool assignments and projects unit objectives:
- Analyzing literary texts
- Utilizing literary devices
- Staging a play
- Writing poetry
- Presenting a speech
- Writing a narrative essay
1. 10th Grade Literary Text Analysis: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment allows students to analyze two descriptive paragraphs from a short story of their choosing, paying particular attention to the development of character, setting, and theme. Students then present their analysis in a short essay.
2. 10th Grade Literary Devices: Homeschool Assignment
Students explore poetry through song, selecting a song and identifying literary devices used within its lyrics. Students then compose a short essay explaining how the songwriter uses the identified devices.
3. 10th Grade Staging a Play: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment asks students to find two adaptations of a dramatic work they have studied, watching the opening scene to form an impression of the directors' choices about characters and setting. Students then write an essay exploring the directors' choices, answering questions of why these choices were made and how they contribute to the directors' storytelling.
4. 10th Grade Writing Poetry: Homeschool Assignment
Students write a poem using at least five poetic and literary devices to add to the overall effect of the poem. After composing the poem, students write a brief essay explaining their choice of devices and the ways in which they intended to create certain effects in their poem.
5. 10th Grade Non-Fiction - Speeches: Homeschool Assignment
In this assignment, students select a political speech and identify its audience and at least three rhetorical devices used by the speech. Next, students write their own speech either concurring with or arguing against the original speaker using at least three of the same rhetorical devices.
6. 10th Grade Narrative Essay: Homeschool Assignment
Students use mapping or listing techniques to brainstorm three possible topics for a narrative essay, paying particular attention to descriptive details and sensory language. They then write an introductory paragraph for each of the topics, and select one topic as the subject of a full 500-600 word essay.
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Other chapters within the 10th Grade English: Homeschool Curriculum course
- 10th Grade English: Reading Skills
- 10th Grade English: Literary Text Analysis
- 10th Grade English: Literary Terms & Devices
- Analyzing Short Stories
- Novel Exemplars: Grapes of Wrath & Fahrenheit 451
- Drama Characteristics: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
- Poetry Terms & Analysis: Percy Shelley & Shakespeare
- 10th Grade English: Nonfiction Text Analysis
- High School English: Media & Art Analysis
- 10th Grade English: Word Choice & Tone
- 10th Grade English: Argumentative Reading & Writing
- 10th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
- 10th Grade English: Narrative Writing
- 10th Grade English: The Writing Process
- 10th Grade English: Research Skills
- High School English: Speaking & Listening Skills
- General Homeschool Resources for 10th Grade English
- Homeschool Resources for Poetry in 10th Grade English