High School Honors English 9 Course
Honors English 9 at Excel High School is a dynamic and comprehensive course designed to transform students into effective readers and writers. This introductory course takes students on an enriching journey through a diverse range of literary forms, including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novel excerpts. Each module is carefully crafted to not only engage but also to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of literature. Students will learn to make inferences, apply visualization techniques, predict outcomes, and recognize organizational patterns, all essential skills for mastering literary interpretation.
What sets the Honors English 9 course apart is its commitment to developing strong analytical and writing abilities. As students progress through the course, they will be challenged to read, examine, and analyze a variety of literary genres, identifying specific genre characteristics, plot structures, and character developments. The course objectives are focused on enabling students to apply literary analysis skills across genres, compare and contrast literature with similar themes, and acquire new vocabulary within the context of the reading materials. By the end of Honors English 9, students will be well prepared for the next step in their educational journey.
High School Honors English 9
Honors English 9 is a comprehensive introductory language arts course designed to create effective readers and writers. Students are presented with a wide variety of literary forms including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novel excerpts. Through implementation of basic literary analysis skills, students understand and apply strategies to maximize reading comprehension and develop analytical skills. Analytical techniques include making inferences, applying visualization, predicting, and awareness of organizational patterns. Vocabulary development is interwoven in each module page and reading selection. Written literary analysis practice promotes student growth of previously learned writing skills.
Textbook:English 9 - © Excel Education Systems, Inc. - 2019
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
- Read, examine, and analyze a variety of literary genres.
- Identify literary characteristics of specific genres.
- Analyze and identify plot structure, character development, and author’s purpose.
- Apply literary analysis skills to increase comprehension of a variety of genres.
- Compare and contrast works of literature with similar themes.
- Acquire new vocabulary identified in reading selections.
- Demonstrate written proficiency in literary analysis.
- Enhance expository and persuasive writing skills.
- Unit 1: Elements of Narrative Structure
- Unit 2: Elements of Characterization
- Unit 3: Setting and Mood
- Unit 4: Literary Theme
- Unit 5: Author’s Purpose
- Unit 6: Rhetorical Analysis
- Unit 7: Poetic Form
- Unit 8: Literary Humor
- Unit 9: Literature and History
- Unit 10: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
- Unit 11: The Odyssey
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%
How Much Does It Cost?
Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality education accessible for every student.
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Single course options at Excel High School range in price depending on their difficulty. Single course prices are below:
- Standard High School Courses: $225
- Honors High School Courses: $325
- (AP) High School Courses: $599
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