Mastery English 9

Category: English /
Credits: 10 /
Recommended Grades: 9,10 /
Level: College Prep /
Length: Semester /
Description: This course is intended for students who took, but did not receive credit for English 9 (FAILED). This course focuses on learning and applying active reading strategies to a variety of texts, including drama, poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction. They learn narrative text structure and the elements of fiction. Using active reading strategies to improve comprehension is emphasized. Students are expected to read self-selected and assigned novels outside of class. They write several portfolio pieces, including textual analysis essays, summaries, and personal narratives. Students learn the basics of writing research papers – writing a thesis statement; finding and citing sources, outlining, and organizing content. Self-evaluation of written work is emphasized.

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