English 10: Identity & Voice – Honors Option

Humanities | English
English Required
Grade: 10
Credits: 1

In English 10, students read the classics: Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, as well as contemporary plays, poems, independent reading, and Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street. In addition, students write responses to literature, personal essays, poetry, and vignettes. Students focus on developing their own sense of identity and voice as readers and writers. Part of this sense is highlighted via a Thetford Academy tradition known as “The Anthology,” a project where students collect excerpts of both original and published literature that feel important to them— citing all sources and exhibiting their own artistic touch. To cap off the project, students formally present their anthologies to an audience.


Joseph Deffner, English
Joe Deffner
Emily Silver, English
Emily Silver
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