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What are the differences in versions of English 10 in Plato Courseware?

Explanation

The new versions (3.0) of English 10 Semesters A and B have been refreshed to add 21st century skills and more comprehensive objective coverage. 

Resolution

Key enhancements to the English 10 content include:

  • 20% new content
  • Threaded discussions and unit activities added to every unit (v2.0 did not have these types of activities)
  • The addition of a play and a novel
  • A research paper added to Semester B
  • Increased rigor in the pretest and end of semester tests
  • Microsoft Word based lesson activities

Below is a list of actvities that were PDF offline activities in v2.0 and are now online lesson actvities with a short tutorial and an added mastery test in v3.0:

Course Name and Unit v2.0 Activity Name(s) v3.0 Activity Name
English 10 Semester A, Unit 1 Step-by-Step Instructions Step-by-Step Instructions
English 10 Semester A, Unit 1 Career Search I, II, & III Career Search
English 10 Semester A, Unit 1 Writing Business Letters Writing Business Letters
English 10 Semester A, Unit 2

Ecotourism: Vacationing Green

Ecology Club Slide Show

Analyzing Viewpoints
English 10 Semester A, Unit 3 Persuade Me Persuasive Opinion Writing
English 10 Semester A, Unit 3 Propaganda Propaganda Techniques
English 10 Semester A, Unit 4 Mythical Word Origins Mythical Word Origins
English 10 Semester A, Unit 4 Structure of a Sentence Structure of a Sentence
English 10 Semester A, Unit 4 Interpreting Historical Fiction Interpreting Historical Fiction
English 10 Semester A, Unit 4 Literature from History Literature from History
English 10 Semester A, Unit 5 Editing for Spelling and Punctuation Reviewing for Spelling and Punctuation
English 10 Semester A, Unit 5

The Research Paper Process

The Research Paper

The Research Process
English 10 Semester B, Unit 1 Structural Analysis Using Graphic Organizers Analyzing Text Structures
English 10 Semester B, Unit 2 Making Predictions and Drawing Conclusions Making Predictions and Drawing Conclusions
English 10 Semester B, Unit 2 Writing a Position Paper Writing a Position Paper
English 10 Semester B, Unit 3

Plot Development

Time and Sequence

Plot and Setting
English 10 Semester B, Unit 3 Character and Motives Character and Motive
English 10 Semester B, Unit 3 Literary Analysis Literary Analysis
English 10 Semester B, Unit 4 Response to Poetry Poetry Techniques
English 10 Semester B, Unit 4 Creating Poetry Creating Poetry
English 10 Semester B, Unit 5 My Life, My Story, My Message Narrative Essays

What's Next

How long will English 10 version 2 be available?

PLATO Courses English 10, version 2.0 will be available until 6/1/13. In the Content mini-app, a retirement icon displays next to the version 2 courses indicating this retirement date. It gives Learners the ability to use the existing courses that are currently assigned to complete their assignment. It also makes the retirement visible to educators while also making it unavailable to assign after 6/1/13. If you are creating a new assignment for English 10, use version 3.0 of the courses.

 

Note: Version 3.0 contains refreshed content which includes different activity types from version to version. For example, offline activities are now a module containing a tutorial, application, and mastery test or a digital drop box activity. Therefore, Learner progress data can only be applied using the Apply Past Credit feature if the activity types are the same in both versions. Refer to the link below for more information on Apply Past Credit:

Using the Apply Past Credit feature

 


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