Passing both semesters of English 10 is a requirement in order to graduate from Mahtomedi High School. Units studied in this course include reading novels like William Golding's Lord of the Flies and John Knowles' A Separate Peace, reading a variety of short stories and articles, reading classic and dramatic literature like Sophocles' Antigone and Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesarstudying poetry, grammar, vocabulary and writing. Further, students will review some points of research writing and write about their findings. All of this work will help prepare students to pass the state-mandated reading test taken typically in April as well as to prepare them for English 11, Advanced Placement classes and beyond.