ENGLISH 9 (College Prep & Honors)
English 9 is a literature-based course, which anchors the literary genres through Common Core-aligned writing tasks that emphasize critical analysis, argumentation, depth, complexity, and coherence. The selection of literature will be representative of modern and classical fiction and non-fiction, including primary and secondary source materials. Curriculum units will be centered on high-interest themes (e.g. social justice, cross-curricular, relevant and real-world), and will integrate writing, vocabulary development, speaking and listening, and research skills.
This course is designed to meet the individual needs of students in the area of fitness, specifically in the areas of cardiorespiratory fitness, strength fitness, flexibility, coordination, basic health, and nutrition. The class includes aerobics, weight training, and body strengthening movements. Instruction in skills will be provided in each activity. Cognitive-based physical- and health-related concepts and grade level physical fitness performance objectives will be reviewed, applied, and evaluated.