Grade Nine English emphasizes the development of skills in the areas of grammar, writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and a basic introduction to library based research using MLA format and databases.
English 9 is a skills based curriculum that enables the development of effective communication skills, including writing and speaking, while it develops the student’s ability to identify the inherent qualities of a good piece of literature, poetry, and non-fiction. This curriculum is driven by the following essential questions: What essential skills do I need to succeed in high school? What are the qualities of a good piece of writing? How will the choices I make today affect me tomorrow?