Tiffany Unger

Tiffany Unger
Tiffany Unger

Greetings from English 10 and Honors English 10!

To teach here at Kimberly High School continues to be such a blessing--the support from our community, the hard work from our students, and the dedication from the staff members continues to keep KHS up at the top for schools in our Magic Valley--and throughout the state of Idaho!  I remain very grateful to work here.  Thank you!

Everything that sophomore students need for English 10/Honors English 10 can be found on Canvas. Parents are also welcome to sign on as an observer to Canvas so that you may see what we are doing in these classes, the due dates for assignments, and the amount of time your student is spending on the platform.

Throughout the school year, sophomores will be reading AR books of their choice, taking the STAR test 3 times, taking the PSAT in the fall, writing a whole lot! Whew!  I am always so humbled by the efforts students make to accomplish these many tasks.

I will do my best to communicate with parents on a weekly basis.

Here are course descriptions for English 10 and Honors English 10:

English 10 is designed to strengthen a student’s knowledge in the following areas: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, vocabulary, grammar, as well in oral and written skills.  Great emphasis is placed on improving a student’s writing skill; this is accomplished through many writing opportunities which include multiple drafts that require peer review, editing, and finalizing. Furthermore, students write in a variety of modes:  narrative, informative, persuasive. Also, students learn to recognize theme in literature and poetry and consider, through thoughtful writing and focused discussion, the underlying challenges and successes within the human experience.  

  • Literature includes:  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Night by Elie Wiesel, and Julius Caesar by Shakespeare. Furthermore, sophomores complete both a research paper and an extensive poetry unit. 

Honors English 10 mirrors all of the requirements of English 10, with the addition of a summer reading assignment (Night by Elie Wiesel) and units on Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Honors students are expected to be self-directed, responsible, and motivated to keep up with the faster pace.   

  • To qualify for Honors English 10, a student must go through an application/essay writing process.  

I can't wait to see all that we will accomplish this year!



English 10

English 10 Honors