English Language Arts I-Grade 9

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Student Must Have Completed Grade 8

Requirements

None

Course Summary

In each unit of this course, students will embark on a new journey. Through the study of literature, non- fiction, and life, they will explore the unknown, search for identity and equality, and seek achievement, opportunity, and understanding. They will read to analyze the way language is used to express human motivation and will research to examine the results of actions in the real world. The lessons in each unit will give them the tools they need to gain insights from what they read and to use their knowledge in creative and analytical writing.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

Semester 1: 

  • Reading and Writing Narratives 
  • Analyzing language and structure

Honors

  • Universal Themes and Language
  • Romeo and Juliet Act I
  • Characterization and Diction
  • Romeo and Juliet Act II
  • Historical Context in Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare and Art

Semester 2:

  • Crafting a winning argument
  • Exploring the elements of style

Honors:

  • Romeo and Juliet Act III Conflict
  • Analyzing Romeo and Juliet Act III
  • Romeo and Juliet Act IV Foreshadowing
  • Romeo and Juliet Act V
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