English 9

In this course you'll learn the beauty of the English language while studying short stories, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and novels. This course contains some of history’s best-known classics. You’ll learn grammar, usage, and standard forms of American English by working through some of the world's greatest adventure and love stories. Our activities will incorporate reading, writing, oral communication, and language.

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SEMESTER 1

Unit 1: Literary Analysis

  • Writing Review
  • Writing a Theme Paragraph
  • Writing a Multi-Paragraph Essay
  • Effective Thesis Statements
  • Developing a Thesis
  • Writing the Essay Introduction
  • Writing the Essay Conclusion
  • Concrete Detail
  • Commentary
  • The Scarlet Ibis
  • Rules of the Game
  • Commonly Confused Words
  • Sentence Run-ons and Fragments
  • Compound and Complex Sentences
  • Appositives
  • Parts of Speech

Unit 2: The Epic

  • Homer: Background and Biography
  • What is Epic Poetry?
  • Who are Epic Heroes?
  • Literary Terms Review
  • Odyssey Books 1-24

Unit 3: Literary Analysis

  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Comparing Science Fiction
  • Bradbury and Asimov
  • Writing a Comparison: Organizing Your Thoughts
  • Writing a Comparison: Organizing the Essay
  • Flash Fiction
  • Concrete Poetry
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Introduction to Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare's Tragedies
  • Unlocking the Language of Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theater
  • Symbolism in Literature
  • Soliloquies, Monologues, and Asides
  • Themes in Literature

Unit 4: Romeo and Juliet

  • Introduction to Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare's Tragedies
  • Unlocking the Language of Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theater
  • Symbolism in Literature
  • Soliloquies, Monologues, and Asides
  • Themes in Literature

SEMESTER 2

Unit 5: Author Study

  • Introduction to Semester 2
  • Life of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Poetic Devices in Poe
  • Annabel Lee
  • The Raven
  • Symbolism & Allegory
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • The Cask of Amontillado
  • Irony in The Cask of Amontillado

Unit 6: Call of the Wild

  • Jack London Background
  • Novel Focus - Literary Terms
  • The Call of the Wild Chapters 1-7
  • The Call of the Wild Themes
  • Nonfiction Connections

Unit 7: Focus on Writing

  • Narrative Writing Introduction
  • Narrators and Point of View
  • Characterization
  • Effective Dialogue
  • Show Rather Than Tell
  • Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Personal Narrative
  • Autobiographies, Memoirs & Vignettes
  • How to Write Personal Narrative

Unit 8: Poetry Study

  • Ballad Form
  • Sonnet Forms
  • Who Is William Shakespeare?
  • Poetic Devices
  • Narrative Poetry
  • Reciting Poems Effectively