Language Arts: English 10 Homeschool Student Kit
Help your 10th grader build a solid understanding of English grammar as well as vocabulary words and literature. Find all essential textbooks and coordinated materials, including assessments for an entire year of schooling in English in this English 10 Homeschool Student Kit. Save yourself the hassle of purchasing each book individually and order this kit for your child! Combine with the English 10 Parent Kit (sold separately) for a successful year of English.
Literature—Devices such as figurative language, theme, and setting are tools in the hands of writers! As your teen studies these literary devices, he will use them to enjoy and appreciate Paradise Lost, Don Quixote, and other selections by renowned world writers. A highlight is the reading and study of Julius Caesar and Silas Marner. Discussion and essay questions build your teen’s analytic skills.
Grammar and Composition—Your teen will be introduced to advanced grammatical concepts such as mood, objective complements, and substantives. And to new forms of writing such as a critical book review, which is part of the Author Research Project. His growing reasoning ability is strengthened through both grammatical concepts and writing applications.
Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry—Watch your teen’s vocabulary and thinking skills soar as he studies the origin of vocabulary words; word analysis through prefixes, roots, and suffixes; and word analogies! In addition to the 144 vocabulary words, more than 1,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related words are part of this year’s study. Memorizing Shelley’s “Ozymandias” and 9 other poems will give him a love for language and an appreciation for the best thoughts presented in the best way.
Students start with a review of sentence types and structure, then focus on capitalization and punctuation, before moving on to parts of speech, usage, and dictionary use. Throughout these sections, “Writer’s Corner” assignments progress in each unit, focusing on formal short essay projects, oral book review, formal full-length essay, extended definition, and process writing. Writing assignments begin with very practical essay tests, letters, and then move to research paper and personal essay projects, with a focus on writing style. The course requires the consumable student text and the spiral bound teacher key (full student text with answers and full Grammar Handbook). For testing, use the consumable student quiz and test booklet, and the teacher quiz and test key. Use the Supplementary Exercises (with perforated pages) for students needing more grammar, usage, and mechanics’ practice. ~ Ruth
Built on the belief that effective written communication glorifies God, this program builds effective oral and written communicators by laying a foundation in standard English grammar. In all levels, grammar, usage, and mechanics are practiced in abundant exercises, composition assignments, sentence diagramming, and memorization of certain grammatical components (such as the 49 prepositions, nominative and objective cases of pronouns, etc.). Systematic grammar review is routinely scheduled throughout the course and from level-to-level to build fluent writers.
At Grades 7-10, students develop clear and concise writing by progressing from sentence level development, to paragraph, to full compositions. In the first 2/3 of each course, writing assignments will, in some cases, play off short readings or the grammar review. At other times, specific assignments such as extended definitions, essays, and more are assigned. The composition sections at the end of each course typically overview the writing process, moving from focused writing assignments to broader assignments. You’ll find writing assignments (a student sample included) spanning various genre (including poetry, letters, traditional essays, research papers, and more). Assignments serve as opportunities to introduce related, practical skills when applicable, such as using library skills or research paper documentation. Grade 9 adds a section to each unit: Improving Communication, highlighting such skills as concise writing, business writing, proofreading skills, effective listening, parallel structure, and effective listening. The smaller Grades 11-12 courses provide in-depth grammar review (engaging with extended passages) but exclude composition.
To create a complete English credit, these courses can be used with your choice of literature study by using the consumable student work-text (perforated pages that includes a condensed Grammar Handbook), the spiral bound teacher key (includes all answers and a detailed Grammar Handbook), quiz and test book with perforated pages, and the quiz/test book key. Alternatively, you can select the appropriate level of Abeka® English Homeschool Curriculum Plan, adding the prescribed components of literature as well as spelling/vocabulary/poetry.
An optional consumable worktext, Supplementary Exercises (with perforated pages) is available for students needing more grammar, usage, and mechanics’ practice. Grammar skills are practiced by identifying, editing, and diagramming. Quarterly and year-end review are provided; a complete teacher key is available. While each chapter’s focus aligns with the Abeka® Grammar and Composition work-texts, these supplements could be used for any student needing a grammar overview. ~ Ruth
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.