English for High School 9A: Identity and Relationships Through Literature
Read and discuss classic literature about the human condition, and polish your writing skills by authoring relevant pieces.
- Grade Level(s): 9
- Duration: 16 Weeks
- Live Meetings: 16
Meeting Times:Tuesdays - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
English 9A is aligned with National Common Core, ISTE, and Global Competency standards and fulfill semester one requirements. Students will read literature that focuses on the things that make us most human — emotions, the need for moral order, and our ability to experience the beauty of human existence.
Real-world writing exercises may include a movie/play review or authoring a newspaper article.
- Determine a theme or central idea of a text.
- Identify how the theme emerges and is shaped by specific details.
- Develop a detailed analysis of the theme's development.
- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence and inferences.
- Provide an objective summary of the text with a conclusion that supports the argument presented.
- Determine the meaning of words and phrases used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller