Ninth grade English covers the standard topics of written English with a focus on reading and writing skills. Students learn how to critically read literature and how to write in a variety of forms including narrative, descriptive, and expository with a special focus on comparison and contrast. Vocabulary will reinforce student understanding of the course readings and facilitate skill development.  Students will engage in in-class oral activities including discussions and formal speeches. Use of the APA format in writing research papers is introduced in grade 9.


TEXTS:           Greek Mythology, Introduction to Shakespeare, Animal Farm and Elements of Literature, Third Course.