English 9 is an introductory course that lays a foundation of skills that students will need throughout high school. It is a literature-based course with an emphasis on critical reading and composition skills. These skills include: literary analysis and close reading, writing expository essays, creative writing, timed writing, grammar and usage, vocabulary, discussion group skills, and dramatic interpretation. Students are exposed to a variety of classical and contemporary genres: novels, short stories, plays, poetry and non-fiction.
This course meets the UC/CSU “b” requirement.