English 9
English 9 is an overview of literature across the major forms and genres (short story, novel, poetry, drama, tragedy, epic poetry, and literary nonfiction).  Each unit focuses on a genre, its elements of literature, and related themes.  Students will develop narrative and argumentative writing skills paying specific attention to structure, transitions, and supporting evidence.  Students will participate in formal seminar discussions to further investigate philosophical and literary questions that arise in the texts.  In addition to discussing and writing about works, students memorize poems and learn to deliver them with expression.  Students in Level 1 are expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently and to produce more sophisticated pieces of writing.

Grade 9 Syllabus.docx