- 100 - English 9
The ninth grade English curriculum features well-known literary masterpieces, such as Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Homer’s The Odyssey. Students also will read Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and other texts related to the theme of coming of age. Writing assignments include a narrative about the ninth grade SING experience and other autobiographical efforts, and several thesis-based literary papers using basic textual support. Emphasis is placed on developing the thesis, transitions, and grammatical correctness.Read More >
- 105 - English 9 Honors
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Prerequisite: Application and departmental recommendation
The ninth grade honors course is designed to afford the capable student a greater challenge, both in the literature and in writing assignments. Students read the core English 9 texts as well as more challenging texts, such as Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. With correctness of expression an expectation, the students are encouraged to find ways to make their writing come alive in their essays and analyses. Students also engage in an involved project culminating in a class presentation.