English - Grade 9


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  • Required Text:

    • Literature Grade 9, pub. Holt-McDougal
    • Springboard (In Clever, ZINC) 

    An in-class only text/paper copies of stories, clever - springboard - zinc app, and supplemental novels will be provided for the student during the school year.


    Course Description : The purposes of the ninth grade course are as follows:

    1. To enhance student understanding of the academic vocabulary for literature, writing, speaking, and language.
    2. To provide students with a basis for evaluating and analyzing complex texts through genre study.
    3. To provide students with opportunities to develop their own voices through writing and presentations.


    This year’s core texts include:

    • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
    • Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
    • Homer’s “The Odyssey”

    Students will continue to read and analyze a variety of other texts, including short stories, poetry, news articles and student essays .