English 9 CP
This course continues to develop students’ critical reading and writing skills developed in intermediate school. Through the study of literary genres such as short story, novel, drama, poetry, mythology, and nonfiction, students sharpen their recognition of various literary elements and devices. The emphasis in this course is placed on in-depth reading, discussion, and writing skills.
Unit 4: Genocide Book Club
In English 9, students will read global literature and encounter multiple perspectives through a yearlong endeavor in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The purpose of this unit is to apply the NJSLS Reading Information skills while also considering the historical significance and lasting impact of genocide. In book clubs, students will choose to read one of the following texts: and perform higher-order thinking expressed through daily writing and speaking tasks.
Book Clubs Text Choices
The Diary of Anne Frank Night by Elie Wiesel First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung Between Shades of Gray Broken Memory The War Outside The Boy in the Striped Pajamas