Honors English 9 A/B
English 9 lays the foundation for the detailed analysis and argumentation that is expected of students throughout high school. In Writing and Language 9A, students explore and develop their voices as writers. Approaching literature as apprentice writers, they examine models such as short stories, essays, and novels to explore the choices writers make and the effects of those choices. They learn to emulate those effects in their own work and practice reflection, revision, and rewriting. In Literature and Language 9B, students hone their critical reading skills by studying texts closely. Through careful reading and analysis, students learn to consider diverse interpretations of experience that arise out of a wide variety of perspectives.