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10th Grade English Language Arts: World Literature and Composition Semester B

In this 16-week ELA course, students will analyze fiction, poetry, two plays (Much Ado About Nothing & Importance of Being Earnest), and Born a Crime (nonfiction); write essays in MLA format; write stories & poems; and grammar.
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
137 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
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$16 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 16 weeks
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

I studied literature throughout my bachelor's program as part of the creative writing emphasis. I have been teaching middle and high school level students for several years how to analyze texts (movies and books) as well as writing essays. 
Published writer in nonfiction (articles and books) and fiction (short stories, novellas, and novels).
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Students will need to read and study the texts, do the weekly activity pages, do short written responses outside of class, and research and write papers/essays.
Students will need a word processor to write paper assignments, a journal/notebook/google doc is recommended for journaling thoughts and extra/non-workbook assignments, a printer to print up the workbook pages or pdf editor to do them on their computer, and a cell phone with a camera/scanner to turn in workbook pages. The following texts/books will be used throughout the class. Families may purchase (print, ebook, or audio) or borrow from their local library. Prices listed below were found on Amazon. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. $8.89 The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde. $3.00. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. $5.19. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. $13.49. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. $13.02 Students will need to rent/stream/borrow The Importance of Being Ernest (2002) PG, Much Ado About Nothing (1993) PG-13, and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019). Some additional art supplies such as glue, markers/crayons/colored pencil, paper, etc. will be needed for certain assignments.
Your Final Grade will be determined from your attendance, homework grades, essay grades, project grades, and test grades. 

Projects and essays grading rubrics will be provided with the assignment. 

Assignments, papers, projects, and tests will have due dates and late assignments will receive a deduction. Accommodations and extensions can be given when asked for before the due date. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Google classroom will be used to assign, organize, and turn in homework and reading assignments. Students will need a gmail email address to join the classroom. 

Students will research some topics online, read articles on websites, and occasional watch an informational YouTube video to complete homework assignments. 

Students will read and discuss in a matter-of-fact way the following texts which tackle some sensitive topics. Some of the topics tackled will be racism, abuse and violence, drinking and intoxication, some sexual situations, and foul language. The books tell stories that include these elements and the students will discuss these issues in a matter-of-fact way in context to when/where it happened or is depicted as happening. It is important for learners to know that these issues exist even if they don't have a personal connection to one or any of the topics. These books are taught to high school/secondary school aged children all over the world and are considered to be age appropriate with the knowledge of the sensitive issues that will be covered. 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde  
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer 
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
This class uses literature teaching units and activity guides from Prestwick House, and literature units and ELA/grammar resources from Lit & More, Powerpoint Guru, and Teen Tech University. We will be utilizing a google classroom to organize homework assignments. 


Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
137 total reviews
281 completed classes

About Me

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"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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