ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM

GRADE 9

Writing Standard 1: The student demonstrates competence in the writing process.

The student will:

Writing Standard 2: The student demonstrates the ability to write in a variety of styles and genres for differing purposes and audiences.

The student will:

  • clearly articulate a position through the use of a thesis statement
  • anticipate and deal with counter arguments
  • back up assertions using and documenting data commonly accepted in the field
  • use a variety of specific rhetorical devices; appeal to emotion through connotative language or through figurative language that engages the emotion; appeal to ethical beliefs; rhetorical question; personal anecdote, case study, analogy or domino effect
  • develop arguments using a variety of methods, such as: examples and details; commonly accepted beliefs; expert opinion; quotations of lines or passages from literature; cause and effect reasoning; comparison-contrast reasoning; hypothetical situations; logical syllogisms. (R) (E2e, E5a)
  • Reading Standard 1: The student demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the reading process.

    The student will:

    Reading Standard 2: The student demonstrates the ability to read for information and to use information resources.

    The student will:

    Reading Standard 3: The student demonstrates an understanding of types and elements of literature.

    The student will:

    Speaking Standard 1: The student demonstrates competence in speaking for effective communication in formal and informal situations.

    The student will:

    Listening Standard 1: The student demonstrates an ability to listen critically, analytically, and emphatically.

    The student will:

    High School English Department
    Literature Titles
    June 2000

    The following works of literature will be used in the High School English Curriculum in the grades indicated. Titles from one grade level may not be used by any other grade level.

    Grade 9

    Romeo and Juliet The Odyssey Lord of the Flies
    Great Expectations A Separate Peace My Antonia
    Julius Caesar Ethan Fromme Medea

    High School English Department
    Optional Titles Reserved for Specific Grade Levels
    June 2000

    The following works of literature will be assigned as supplemental reading in the grades indicated. Titles listed for each grade level are reserved for that grade level and may not be used as part of the language arts curriculum in another grade level.

    Grade 9

    Silas Marner The Disappearance The Wave
    Twelve Angry Men Hoops Kaffir Boy
    The Accident The Yearling The Miracle Worker
    The Pearl

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