English 9 A/B
This course is an introduction to literature. English 9 A/B covers literary terminology, vocabulary building, test-taking strategies and a range of text types. Students will be reading fictional literature as well as non-fiction informational texts. This includes poetry, the short story, the essay, and the novels Fahrenheit 451 and In the Time of Butterflies. The course introduces students to the requirements and expectations of the student essay and offers the opportunity to write in various text types and for a variety of purposes. This includes narratives, arguments, explanatory and informative texts and research writing. Students will have assessments throughout the course.
All courses are written to California Department of Education
standards and to national standards, as applicable.
This course has also been updated to the Common Core Standards.