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English 9
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In English 9, you'll learn the beauty of the English language from short stories, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and the novel by reading some of history’s best-known classics. You’ll learn grammar, usage, and standard forms of American English by taking journeys through some of the world's greatest adventure and love stories. Imagine yourself in the Yukon as you read Jack London’s The Call of the Wild−−a story of strong, courageous sled dogs during the 1890’s Klondike Gold Rush. Step back to ancient Greece and learn about life and love as you read Homer’s The Odyssey with the sweeping language that not only made it an epic but also, one of the world’s greatest adventure stories. Then, journey through the tale of two star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, complete with some of English’s most beautiful and delicate imagery. Our activities will incorporate reading, writing, oral communication, and language study while focusing on far away places and times!

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SEMESTER 1
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Unit 1: Literary Analysis I
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  • Descriptive Essay
  • Poetry and Short Story Reading
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Review of Literary Terms
  • Poetry and Short Story Analysis
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Unit 2: The Epic: Homer’s The Odyssey
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  • Focus on Characterization, Plot, Setting, and Theme
  • Use of The Hero's Journey Archetype
  • Analysis Essay
  • Literary Application - Creative Writing Response
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Unit 3: Literary Analysis II
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  • Narrative Essay
  • Character Sketch
  • Short Story Reading
  • Creative Writing Project/Response
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Unit 4: Shakespeare’s Tragedy: Romeo and Juliet
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  • The Language of Shakespeare
  • Analysis of Symbols in the Play
  • Impact and Influence of the Globe Theater
  • Literary Analysis
  • Theme Analysis
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SEMESTER 2
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Unit 5: Author Study: Edgar Allan Poe
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  • Background Information: Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe and Imagery
  • The Plague Allegory: "Masque of the Red Death"
  • Gothic Literature and the use of Macabre: "The Plague"
  • Tracking Mood: "The Cask of Amontillado"
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Unit 6: Jack London's The Call of the Wild
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  • Focus on Characterization, Plot, Setting, and Theme
  • Analysis Essay
  • Creative Writing
  • Character Analysis Assignment
  • Literary Analysis Essay
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Unit 7: Writing Unit
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  • Reflecting on Experience
  • The Narrator: Choosing a Topic and Narrative Planning
  • Vivid Description
  • The Narrative Poem: Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat”
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Unit 8: Poetry Study
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  • Characteristics of the Ballad
  • Sonnet Form
  • Narrative Poetry
  • Original Narrative Poems
  • Poet Study and Oral Presentations