This freshman-year first semester English course engages students in literary analysis of great texts both classic and contemporary. Interwoven in the lessons are activities that encourage students to strengthen their grammar, writing, and reading informational texts. Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’s The Odyssey. They will also study short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, Julia Alvarez, and Maya Angelou round out the course.
ELA 9 A
Unit 1- Mythology
Unit 2- The Epic Hero’s Quest
Unit 3- Individuality and Conformity
Unit 4- Nature and the Environment
Unit 5- Reading Informational Text
Unit 6- How to Write Effectively