English 1 (CP) (112)
5 Credits - Full Year - Grade 9

Completion of a summer reading assignment is required for this course.
This required English 1 course for ninth graders is organized around four basic essential questions that serve as an introduction to the thematic sequence of the high school English curriculum.  They are as follows:  How do our age and experience affect our thinking and decision making? To what extent can you really understand someone?  What makes a good friend?  What makes something tragic?  Additionally, each marking period/unit will spotlight a different writing genre (narrative, expository/research, persuasive, and literary analysis), a different literary element (character, setting, point of view, and theme), as well as a different oral speaking project.  Each of these skill sets will serve as the foundation for all subsequent grade levels.