Language Arts 9
This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and introduces the development of college-level writing skills, with a focus on literary response and practice in argumentative and informative modes of writing. Students embark on an exciting literary journey through various short stories, poems, informative essays, Shakespearean tragedies, epic Greek poems, and novels. Language Arts 9 begins the development of the strong analytical skills necessary for success in later Language Arts and other AP classes. Students analyze fiction and non-fiction and are exposed to AP-style objective testing and essay writing. PSAT, SAT, and Keystone Exam skills will also be a major focus of the course, including but not limited to, the development of vocabulary and critical reading skills.
Required summer reading: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Incoming freshmen must complete the summer reading assignment before the first day of school. The assignment can be found on the Collegiate Academy website.