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Syllabus Grade 9

Syllabus Grade 9 Language Arts 

Ms. Orta- lmorta@dadeschools.net

 

Critical Reading- reader attains such skills as annotating as a study skill,

employs literary analysis, and reads for content, context, and meaning

(includes vocabulary study)

Critical Writing- student will write with purpose, with grammatical

awareness, and with focus, detail and organization

Critical Viewing- viewer employs critical reading, writing, and thinking

skills while viewing instructional videos

 

In every area of study:

Critical Thinking- thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking

through skills and awareness- Using application, analysis, synthesis,

evaluation, and incorporating the dialectic.

Creative Thinking- involves creating something new or original. It involves

the skills of flexibility, originality, fluency, elaboration

 

Critical Reading & Critical Viewing- Literature- every quarter students will

read a supplementary novel from a teacher list

 

1.  Survey- The Short Story- McDougall Littell Literature- stories vary

            Plot, POV, Characterization, Symbol, irony, author’s purpose,

        literary analysis

2. The Epic/Poetry- The Odyssey

            Meter, Greek Mythology, Forms, Language                 

3. The Play- Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

            Meter, figurative language, paraphrasing, irony, conflict, diction, 

        drama                                       

4. The Novel- Whole class study

            Same skills as the short story

 

Critical Writing - Writing and Grammar Skills

1. The sentence- grammar skills for Standard English and standardized tests

            Subject/noun/adjectives

            Predicate/verbs/adverbs

            Independent Clauses v. Dependent Clauses Phrases and the Comma

            Sentence Variation

            Semicolon, colon, dash

 

 2. The paragraph

            Topic sentence and main idea

            Supporting details and elaboration

            Techniques- transition, creative writing strategies, sentence

        variation

3. The essay

            Expository

            Persuasive

            Narrative

 

Critical Reading, Writing, Viewing and Thinking:

Vocabulary

Research and Reference: Research Project

 

 

Student's Name (Print, Please): ______________________________________

 

Parent/Guardian Signature:_______________________________

 

Date_____________________

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