English 9

This college-prep class will cover advanced grammar and composition and is designed to prepare students for writing expectations at GAC and beyond. Focused units will move from correct grammar usage to sentence structure to essay composition. Students will focus on the study of literature and writing in response to that literature. Elements of fiction are taught using short stories, plays, poetry, and novels. Vocabulary is taught in context and through a study of Tier 2 words as defined by the College Board. Students develop and practice basic speech skills by presenting various projects and essays. An introduction to Shakespeare includes a study of Romeo and Juliet. Multicultural studies are woven into the curriculum throughout the year, focusing on authors of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

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