The 9th grade English course focuses on the study of reading and literature, writing and language, speaking, listening and viewing. Mastering the five paragraph essay is the main writing component for this course. Each student also completes frequent on-demand writing and prepared writing. Literary concepts are taught through the study of short stories, plays and novels. Speaking and listening skills are practiced throughout the year.
Standards, Assessments and Graduation Requirements
The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts, which include reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, media literacy, and language standards, were revised in 2010. All schools must implement the 2010 standards by the 2012-2013 school year. The standards will be reviewed again during the 2019-2020 school year.