English 9 (E)
This course is required for all 9th four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three types: argument, informative/explanatory and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.