About Pre-AP English 9
Welcome to Pre-AP English 9!
This year-long course prepares students for success in Advanced Placement English Language and Composition in Grades 10-12 and/or Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition in Grade 11-12.
The course enhances students’understanding of literary genres: short story, novel poetry, drama, non-fiction, and the terminology necessary for discussing each type. The course also emphasizes essay development through thesis, support, elaboration, and conclusion. Editing and revision skills are emphasized. Writing assignments are linked to the academic standards to encourage personal writing and literary analysis. Oral speaking, listening and vocabulary skills are developed throughout the course. In addition to classroom reading, there is an outside reading requirement.