The 10th-grade English program continues to develop students' language-arts skills. In reading instruction, critical analysis of literature helps students to improve their reading comprehension and appreciation for both classic and contemporary works. The writing component provides a variety of composition experiences as the students work through the writing process to produce narrative/creative, expository, and argumentative/persuasive texts. Practice in grammar, usage, and vocabulary is integrated into the study of literature and writing. Student achievement is assessed through tests, quizzes, writing, projects and presentations, and student progress overall.