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01001 English 9

English 9 covers multiple types of literature from around the world: novels, short stories, epic poetry, and drama. Student writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences, and emphasis will be placed on expanding vocabulary and proper grammar.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for English 9.

Prerequisites

  • English 8 and a passing score on the English 8 SOL (required)

Course Texts and Materials

For Summer Session 2021 only:

Required

  • The Other Wes Moore
  • The House on Mango Street
  • Scorpions
  • Other short stories, poems, fiction, and nonfiction (links will be provided in course if possible)

Starting August 2021:

Required

  • Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • American, Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Terms Offered

Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.

  • 01001 English 9 Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
  • 01001 English 9 Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)

Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.

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