In this course, students will learn effective strategies for reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; students will also explore and implement elements of effective writing. Writing assignments include a learning journal, a photo essay, a personal narrative, and a process paper. Students will learn new vocabulary and review grammatical concepts. This is the first course in a two-part Ninth-Grade English series (ENGL 041 and ENGL 043). This course also encompasses Common Core State Standards.

Course Details

Course Outline
Module 1: The Journey of Becoming: Who Am I as a Person? Who Am I as a Reader and Writer?
Module 2: The Journey of Becoming and Expert Reader and Writer, continued
Module 3: Becoming an Expert Reader and Writer: Building Background Knowledge
Module 4: How Authors Use Literary Devices in their Writing
Module 5: How Authors use Literary Devices in their Writing, continued
Module 6: How Authors use Literacy Devices in Writing Poetry
Module 7: How Authors use Literary Elements in their Writing: Figurative Language, Pacing, and Tone
Module 8: Strategies Expert Readers and Writers Use + How to do Research
Module 9: Conducting Research and Elements of Expert Writing
Module 10: Elements of Expert Writing, continued
Module 11: Elements of Expert Writing + Presenting Your Work
Module 12: Applying Expert Reading Strategies to the Study of a Novel: Setting, Point of View, Voice
Module 13: Applying Expert Reading Strategies to the Study of a Novel, continued: Plot, Irony, and Conflict
Module 14: Applying Expert Reading Strategies to a Novel: Characters, Comparing Additional Texts
Module 15: The Journey of Becoming: Comparing a Hero's Journey in Multiple Texts
Module 16: The Journey of Becoming: Final Thoughts
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