The goal for English 9 is to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and tasks. In English 9, students will be introduced to the 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 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.