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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.

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  • Grade Level(s): 9
  • Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Live Meetings: 16
  • Meeting Times:

    Tuesdays - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT All courses are a combination of synchronous and asynchronous meetings. If a different meeting time is needed, we may be able to help; contact us at

Course Description

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.




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Core Standards include but are not limited to:
  • 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.
Prerequisite: none
Materials Needed: Digital copies will be provided of
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Additional literature with a diverse selection of authors will be included.