The goal for English 10, American Literature, is to further students’ literacy skills, knowledge, and strategies as they apply to the reading and writing of literature, particularly as it relates to their world. In English 10, students will delve into the various genres of classic and contemporary American narrative and informational texts through reading and analysis. Tenth graders will connect with and respond to texts by analyzing relationships between cultures, ethnicities, regions, economies, and time periods. By engaging with texts written by a diverse set of authors, students will learn to relate their lives and experiences to those of other people and groups. Students will also learn to question their role in and responsibility to society.