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PublicationThe creation of an English curricular unit for 10th graders in a public school in western PR( 2008) Acevedo Biaggi, Francis ; Morales Caro, Betsy ; College of Arts and Sciences - Arts ; Rodriguez Guglielmoni, Linda M. ; Pratt, Ellen ; Department of English ; Sánchez, HalleyThe purpose of the thesis was to create a curricular unit for 10th grade students at a public high school in Puerto Rico using a needs assessment. The assessment included answering several questions: topics students would want included in the English class, language skills students do not master, materials their school provides and classroom dynamics. Students also participated in an interview which included direct questions about what they wanted included in their English class to make it motivating. The study allowed to develop a student profile. Students’ needs and interests regarding the learning of English are described in detail and serve as the key information to developing the unit. The curricular unit created is titled: Career, Job and Future and contains 9 lesson plans and 20 different activities. Students fulfill the English 10th grade standards of the Department of Education at the same time that they are working in an interesting and necessary unit of their choice.