English 9 -- Freshmen English
We will be approaching this course thematically. Our units will include Interpersonal Relationships, Is It Better to Give Than to Receive?, Resilience, The Dangers of Revenge, and Self-Reliance.
Through the lens of the thematic units, students will consider how they build relationships, how their relationships impact others, and their responsibility to society.
Freshmen will connect with and respond to texts by analyzing relationships within and across families, communities, societies, governments, and economics.
The goal for Freshmen English is to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and tasks.
Students will be introduced to the various genre of classic and contemporary narrative and informational texts that will be read and analyzed throughout high school.
Students will be required to read, to write, to think, to speak, and to listen. Students will work in teams. But may also have individual writing assignments, projects, presentations, and assessments.
All students will complete a rigorous English 9 curriculum in which they....
* Read five anchor texts and demonstrate depth of understanding
* Write short papers & weekly reflections
* Practice weekly grammar activities
* Write multiple formal writing assignments --
persuasive, literary analysis, quotation analysis, character analysis, and compare & contrast
while using MLA format
* Develop a multi-genre project and display it for
* Speak & present
* Discuss & debate
* Take and organize notes.