Prerequisite: Language Arts, 8th Grade
In this course, emphasis will be placed on units of composition, vocabulary, and literature. Major literary works will include a choice of a young adult fiction book for summer reading and Literature Circles; To Kill a Mockingbird; Romeo and Juliet; and a second choice novel in the spring. In addition, selected short stories, nonfiction and poetry will be studied. There will be occasional projects, periodic research, major expository and persuasive writing assignments demonstrating the student’s use of the writing process, and independent reading. The student will be expected to demonstrate critical thinking skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis through participation in classroom discussions and writing.
- Credit: 1
- Grade 9