Kankakee Valley High School
Teacher Website: www.hcates.com
Fall 2018/Spring 2019
English 9, an integrated English course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 9-10, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication, focusing on literature within an appropriate level of complexity for this grade band. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write, responses to literature, expository (informative), narrative, and argumentative/persuasive compositions, and sustained research assignments., . Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations with attention to audience and purpose and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. • Recommended Grade Level: 9 • Recommended Prerequisites: none • Credits: 2 semester course , 1 credit per semester • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for all diplomas
English 9 is a course which aims to help students examine human elements in literature in hopes of gaining a better understanding of cultures, history, and themselves. English 9 aims to give practice and instruction for young readers and writers providing an opportunity to do various tasks involving all types of reading and writing.
Satisfactory completion of Language Arts and Reading at the middle school level. (Grades 6-8)
The grading scale reflects that KVHS grading scale which can be found in the Student Handbook.
Skills that must be understood for success in the course: