In this course, students will learn effective strategies for reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; students will also explore and implement elements of effective writing. Writing assignments include a learning journal, a photo essay, a personal narrative, and a process paper. Students will learn new vocabulary and review grammatical concepts. This is the first course in a two-part Ninth-Grade English series (ENGL 041 and ENGL 043).
Students must read a novel for this course. There is a list of over 100 novels from which to choose in the appendix to the course materials. A novel can be found at a local library or bookstore. There are two instructors for this course who are randomly assigned when the student registers.
Prerequisite: 
Eighth-Grade English, Part 2 (ENGL 037) equivalent.
Course Outline: 
1. Introducing Me
2. Reading Non-Fiction
3. Telling My Own Story
4. Reading Fiction
5. Exploring Poetry
6. Following and Giving Instructions
7. A Better Me