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English Foundations

Mrs. R
Recommended Grade Levels:  9 and 10

This course is for 9th and 10th graders. English Essentials and English Foundtions may be taken in either order, but those students who completed English 9 at NHA in 2020-21 should register for English Foundations for the 2021-22 school year.  The major writing assignments for the year will be a comparative essay, short story, argumentative paper, book reports, and poetry. We will also have weekly vocabulary words.


Daily grammar work will be graded by the parent at home. (*You will need to purchase or borrow the Teacher's Edition to do this.) Grammar tests, literature assignments, and writing assignments will be collected and graded by the instructor.


Prerequisites: English 1


Required Texts:

Fix It Grammar, Book 4: Little Mermaid, ISBN 978623411763

Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons: Grade 10, ISBN 9780936981642


Literature Selections:

You will need each one by the date listed. You may use an e-book, print edition, or an audiobook 

Aug. 17 - Home of the Brave, Katherine Applegate

Oct. 1 - The Tell-tale Heart and Other Tales, Edgar Allen Poe

Nov. 1 - The Book Theif by Mark Zusak

Jan. 1 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Feb. 1 - poetry study

Apr. 1 - Coriolanus by William Shakespeare 


Summer Reading:

Please read two of the following books and complete a book report for each novel. These reports will be due on Sept. 14. Each report must be at least one page, typed. It must give a brief summary of the book and tell your opinion of it.

Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown 

Cinder, Marissa Meyer

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

Emma, Jane Austen

Eli the Good, Silas House

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The Forgetting, Sharon Cameron

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Enders Game, Orson Scott Card

The Giver, Lous Lowry

Code Talker, Joseph Bruchac 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley

Johnny Tremain, Lynd Ward

Black Beauty, Anna Sewell


$125 per semester