English 9 CP
Grade Level: 9
Length of Course: Year
Pre-requisite: Teacher Recommendation
Required Credit: 1
Course Overview: This course is intended for highly motivated students who are accelerated in their reading and writing skills and have a desire to excel. Students should have exceeded or nearly exceeded standards on the reading assessment and have writing scores of 4s, 5s, or 6s in all of the six analytic traits. Students will begin preparing for the complex writing tasks and analysis skills they will need in a college or university. Fiction readings include a genre approach to literature including an analytic study of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Homer’s Odyssey, and a classic novel. Non-fiction texts will be read and analyzed as well. Writing includes personal narrative, expository, and explanatory with citations modes. Students will also prepare for demonstration of the Common Core State Standards through the Smarter Balanced Test or alternative assessments.