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. 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.