English 9 Course Description
This course introduces basic literary genres: short story, novel, poetry, drama, nonfiction, 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.