Mrs. Jessica Keim » 10th Grade Honors English

10th Grade Honors English

Syllabus English 10H

Google Classroom   (students only)

Mrs. Jessica Keim

(814)447-5529 ext. 2205

Course Description:

In tenth grade, students analyze various forms of literature, both fiction and non-fiction.  The focus is on theme development, author’s beliefs, point of view, text structure, and rhetoric.  Students will write using sufficient facts, concrete details, quotations. It is expected that students entering this tenth grade English class are motivated readers and writers. There will be multiple writing assignments throughout the school year.



  • Improve writing abilities
  • Establish strategies to aid in reading comprehension
  • Expand upon oral communication
  • Better interpret what is read


Required Materials:

  • Binder (at least 1”)
  • Writing utensil
  • Notebook


Suggested Materials:

  • highlighter
  • looseleaf paper



Students are expected to arrive to class on time and prepared.  Students who are late are expected to have a pass. Three tardies will result in a write-up.  If a student misses a class, it is his/her responsibility to get the missed assignments and turn them in.  Late work will be accepted only in the case of an excused absence.  Tests will be made up in class on the first day the student returns to class, and the student will be responsible for making up work missed during that class period.  Students will be required to complete reading assignments, both inside and outside of class. Independent work, group work and partner work are all important aspects of this class.  Students are expected to remain on task in all settings. It is expected for students to put their best effort into their assignments.


Grading Policy:

I will grade homework, classwork, participation, editing assignments, writing assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects.


What to expect:

Students will be reading a variety of texts: short stories, nonfiction articles, novels, poetry, etc.  Students will participate in class discussions, group discussions, and presentations. All assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. There will be various writing assignments throughout the year.  Vocabulary will be given weekly.

Some of the reading material that is used in tenth grade:

  • Antigone
  • A Doll’s House
  • Night
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • The Fault in our Stars
  • A Separate Peace
  • Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Brave New World
  • The Kite Runner



  • All school-wide rules apply.
  • Cell phones must be silent and put away during class time.
  • Raise your hand before speaking or asking a question.
  • Purses and materials for other classes must be placed under your desks.
  • No foul language will be tolerated.
  • Cheating will result in a zero.


  1. Verbal warning
  2. Phone call or email home
  3. Discipline report

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