Grade 9 Description
This grade serves as a foundation for the study of high school-level English/Language Arts. Students will read, write, and speak and listen, understand, analyze, and respond to a variety of complex informational texts and literary genres that explore aspects of the human condition. Literacy Design Collaborative modules continue to be used; subjects include studies of the literature and history of classical Greece, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and World War Two. The modules have been crafted to support the shifts of the Common Core State Standards for literacy, and students regularly write in the informational and argumentative modes. In addition to the modules, students will read a variety of informational and imaginative literature including fiction, poetry,and drama, all of which are identified on the Grade 9 ELA-SS Scope and Sequence.