Language Arts Teacher
Phone Extension: 3305
Education: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Bachelor of Arts - English Major, History Minor
Master of Education
Language Arts 10
LANGUAGE ARTS 10 Grade: 10; 2 Semesters, Required
The literature units in LA 10 will include short stories, a graphic novel, and an extensive unit on Shakespeare’s
Hamlet. Second semester literature selections will include the Holocaust memoir, Night, a non-fiction piece called
Chew on This and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. We will also complete a reading review unit in preparation
for the MCA reading test in the spring.
The writing component will focus on various small assignments throughout the year and a few multi-draft, larger
assignments: a narrative, a comparative analysis, and creative writing.
The sentence skills will include parts of the sentence, clauses and phrases, and complete sentences.
Vocabulary and speaking skills will also be practiced. The speech will be a collaborative assignment between
language arts and social studies.
To fulfill the viewing component we will be analyzing a few films from history including a silent film,
action/adventure film, and a western.