Prerequisite: Language Arts, 8th Grade
The English I course emphasizes higher-level thinking and fosters enthusiasm for reading and writing. Students will explore classic and contemporary literature, including short stories, poetry, novels, essays, and plays. During each unit, we will analyze literary techniques and text structures. Through each text we will examine how authorial strategies intersect with students’ individual experiences and responses. Students will use this deep understanding of authors’ craft and purpose to compose their own extended writing pieces throughout the year. English 1 students will practice increasing autonomy as they develop their identity as readers and writers. Ninth grade students will take the STAAR English I test in the spring semester. This is an End-of-Course exam each student must pass to graduate high school by Texas state law. All assignments in English 1 are geared towards teaching the standards that will be assessed on the STAAR.
- Credit: 1
- Grade 9