Course: English 9 (1130)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Grade 8
Instructor: Lisa Newton
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Description: English 9 is a required course, which includes analysis of the genres of literature (short story, novel, drama, poetry, autobiography, biography, mythology, epic), analysis of the elements of non-fiction, vocabulary development, application of the information management process, the study of grammar, and oral communication skills. Grammar instruction includes study of sentence formation, usage, and mechanics. Instruction in narrative, literary, expository, and technical compositions reinforces skill studies in the grammar and literature units. Development of reading strategies in increasingly complex text, writing, and oral communication are part of each unit. The course includes opportunities to develop research skills through collecting, evaluating, and organizing information.