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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

Required

  • Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • American, Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Important Considerations for Assigned Readings

Terms Offered

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)
    • Summer Session, Semester 1 (first 3 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)
    • Summer Session, Semester 2 (second 3 weeks)
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