Students will study great poets and authors in order to learn effective literary devices that will be useful in their own writing. The public speaking units will be based on written preparation and presentations of reports and information based on selected readings.Teacher recommendation is required.
Textbook: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series 180 Daily Teaching Lessons-Grade 9– easygrammar.com (978-0-936981-598)(This link will take you to the Teacher Edition. However, scroll down and the student edition is also available)
Books: Below are the links to purchase each novel for English. A new copy of each novel is required. The purpose is for class unity and for students to be able to annotate while studying each novel:
- The Best Poems of the English Language by Harold Bloom
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- White Fang by Jack London
Supplies: 1 inch 3-ring binder, 5 tab dividers