ENGLISH 9 Through the integrated study of literature, composition, and oral communication, English 9 students further develop their use of language as a tool for learning and thinking and as a source of pleasure. Students practice identifying, analyzing, and composing with different elements, structures, and genres of written language. Literature instruction focuses on the opportunity to read and comprehend a broad variety of literature applying appropriate reading strategies to enhance reading skills and literary appreciation and to develop vocabulary. The Composition component of language arts requires students to write for various audiences and purposes while strengthening skills in paragraph and multi-paragraph writing. Using technology, students receive instruction and practice in the writing process. Composition also provides opportunities to create multiple types of writing. Oral Communication (speech) emphasizes effective listening and speaking techniques and provides opportunities for students to integrate other reading and language arts skills as they learn to express ideas verbally.
Number of Periods per Semester: One
Grade Level: 9
Course Prerequisites: None
Tryout : None
Counselor Approval Required: None
Dual Credit: No
Diploma Path: Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for all diplomas.
Quantitative Reasoning: No