English 9 Honors (H)

Prerequisites:

Department Recommendation

Credit:

1.0

Grade:

9

The goal for English 9 Honors is to extend beyond the basic knowledge, skills, and strategies to engage in more complex ideas, texts, and tasks. In English 9 Honors, students will be challenged to various genres of classic and contemporary narrative and informational texts that will be read and analyzed throughout high school. Key themes emphasized throughout English 9 Honors are: “A Dream Deferred”, “The Universality of the Human Experience”, and “Self-Determination”. Students will consider how they build relationships, how their relationships impact others, and their responsibility to society. Additionally students will demonstrate mastery of reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing, through small and large group discussion, individual and small group projects, written analysis, and quizzes and tests. The complexity of texts and the pace of English 9 Honors are more challenging than the traditional sections of English 9.