This course is all about storytelling—students learn about the history of storytelling, other people's stories, elements in stories, a variety of perspectives from around the world, and how to tell their own story. Students apply literacy skills and strategies, complete application and writing assignments, and practice grammar and usage skills. This is the first course in a two-part Ninth-Grade English series. This course also encompasses Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

This course uses our Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes (KSA) model to give students the opportunity to develop both real-world 21st Century Skills and Social and Emotional Learning Soft Skills to develop college and career readiness.

  • Knowledge: Ninth-Grade English, Part 1
  • Skill: Communication—Communicate Using Writing
  • Attribute: Humility