HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ENGLISH 9A, ENGLISH 9B
Honors course available
English 9 is a course that uses texts of high complexity to provide an integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in order to ready students for college and career. Students must think critically while actively reading for explicit and implicit meaning as they examine both literary and informational texts.
Students will write for a variety of purposes including developing and supporting argumentative claims, creating informative and expository responses, and crafting narratives that develop real or imagined events. The course places an emphasis on identifying and using textual evidence to support critical analysis whether it be for a written or spoken response. Finally, students will acquire effective listening, viewing, and speaking skills and be able to transfer those specific skills into a collaborative setting.