9th Grade Literature & Composition

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Teacher: Angie Nasrallah
Date/Time: Wednesday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 9th
Department: Language Arts
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
Maximum Enrollment: 14

Georgia DOE Course # 23.06100

Grade: advanced 8th, 9th and gentle 10th

Ninth Grade Literature focuses on the study of themes and genres in literature through a Christian world lens. This class will dive into classic novels, short stories, poetry and plays that provide insight into other cultures and times as well as provide abundant starting points for writing and experimentation with language. Students in this class will be energized by the study of literary techniques and how they are used to produce great works of fiction and nonfiction. They will also learn strategies for reading and comprehending literature. In turn, they will use this knowledge to analyze and make judgments about a variety of texts through discussion, problem solving and writing.


*Because this is a combined writing and literature course, the student will need to spend roughly 1.5 - 2 hours a day, three days a week working on course materials. 


Texts:

Novels:

Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis (flex)

Animal Farm by George Orwell

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Scarlet Pimpernell by Baroness Orcz

Summer Reading Options:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Drama:

Romeo and Juliette by William Shakespeare

One other drama selection being performed at the Shakespeare Tavern (the schedule posts in late spring)

Short Stories, Poetry and Nonfiction:

Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes Gold Level

ISBN # 0131804340

Class size: minimum of 6, maximum of 12

Tuition: $375 per semester or $680 if paid in full by Sept 5

Supply fee: $60 for the year which covers some supplies and costs associated with MAS administration