Course: LA081 English 9

Grade: 9

Subject Area: English, Special Education

Type: Special Education

Credits: 1

Course Information:

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. The focus of English 9 is to improve and expand each student’s language arts skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking) through literary analysis, units of grammar study, vocabulary exercises, essay writing and an introduction to research. This course, or English 9 Honors, is required for graduation.


  • Use examples from the text to support any given argument

  • Determine a theme/central idea of a text (fiction/non-fiction)

  • Analyze the use of literary elements in a piece of literature

  • Read and comprehend a variety of genres (short stories, plays, poems, novels, non-fiction)

  • Produce writing with a clear beginning, middle, and end

  • Initiate discussions and participate effectively in a variety of formats

  • Utilize vocabulary as a means to improve written and oral communication

  • Demonstrate command of conventions of Standard English grammar, spelling, and usage when writing or speaking


If you take this course, you must also take LA081-S2 - English 9 S2