Full course description
This 9th Lit/Comp course focuses on a study of literary genres; the students develop initial understanding of both the structure and the meaning of a literary work. The students explore the effect of the literary form in regards to interpretation. The students will read across the curriculum to develop academic and personal interests in different subjects. While the focus is technical writing in ninth grade literature, the student will also demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres: narrative, expository, persuasive, and technical. The students will engage in research, timed writings, and the writing process. Instruction in language conventions will occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking, rather than in isolation. The students demonstrate an understanding of listening, speaking, and viewing skills for a variety of purposes. Students will read selected chapters/books from Homer's "Odyssey". Also, students will read William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. All readings can be accessed from within the course.