Welcome to Ms. Pickart's Literature & Composition 10 classroom!

Students in Literature & Composition 10 will read and respond to a wide variety of literature, including novels, plays, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Students will be expected to analyze texts, utilize the research process to synthesize information/construct arguments, and create material that reflects what they have learned in various units.

For Target Learning and Standards go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FmPSwAkwzi5oEsM-6mZxAWPScuQDj8mCVPymTFTkBQE/edit

Intro text to come

Please see the Google calendar below for daily assignments. You may also find assignments and handouts on our Google Classroom page.

Welcome to Lit & Comp 10 


  • Formulate a thesis statement that examines why as well as how

  • Identify key words; use advanced search strategies; independently locate appropriate and varied information sources; evaluate sources primary/secondary

  • Evaluate reliability, credibility, and validity of information from a variety of sources

  • Produce and interpret outlines, charts, graphs, maps, tables, timelines, and decision-making grids that explain problems and/or construct solutions

  • Create a product to support a thesis and present product in an appropriate manner to a meaningful audience

  • Voice original ideas; demonstrate content knowledge; persuade audience; listen critically and build upon ideas of others; ask clarifying questions and challenge statements of others; negotiate and compromise

  • Participate in developing group process, persuade, compromise, debate, resolve conflicts, and negotiate differences

  • Select appropriate people to gain needed information, identify bias of subject, ask questions to refine and verify understanding

  • Identify central issue; formulate appropriate questions; identify multiple perspectives; compare and contrast; validate data using multiple sources; determine relevant information; paraphrase problem

  • Distinguish between fact, opinion, and reasoned argument; clarify print of view and context; identify assumptions and fallacies, recognize stereotypes, cliches, bias, and propaganda techniques; evaluate accuracy and timeliness of information; determine main message and identify target audience; analyze credibility and authenticity

  • Compare benefits and costs, suggest logical alternatives, predict probable consequences, provide evidence to justify best solution, select most effective manner of communicating solution

  • Hypothesize possible outcomes from an initial event recognizing multiple causes and accidental factors

  • Group human and natural events into broadly defined eras and use timelines to explain patterns of continuity and change in the succession of events

  • Reconstruct and express multiple points of view and integrate a historic, geographic, civic, or economic perspective


Classroom Management:

  • Be Respectful & Grateful

  • Use your time wisely 

  • Be Kind 

  • Get your work completed 

  • Do your own work 

  • Ask for help from your teacher when you need it!

  • Don’t complain - (no one likes a whiner)


Late Work Policy: 

Late work will be penalized depending on how many points and how late the assignment is. Usually one or two points if a day or two and 10% if later than a week. Each quarter late assignments are accepted until the end of the quarter but with penalty, it is advised that if you are turning in an assignment later than a week you discuss with your teacher to find out how it will be graded.