• ESL English 9  Pencils

    Throughout the year we will be studying a variety of genres of literature including Short Stories (a variety of selections), Drama (Romeo and Juliet), the Novel (To Kill a Mockingbird), and Nonfiction (Bomb). Writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction are also included in this course.  They have been designed to be flexible and meet the needs of students with various levels of English proficiency.  One major goal of this course is to provide a solid foundation in English so students will be prepared for English 10.

    You can expect to

    • be an active reader, taking notes, annotating texts, and asking questions if you don’t understand
    • learn new vocabulary on Sadlier.com
    • review grammar from previous years and learn new concepts using noredink.com
    • use your knowledge of correct grammar in your writing
    • learn essential research skills and write a research paper

     

    MYP English 10 and ESL English 10

    This year, we will be studying works of literature from different genres, time periods, and parts of the world that share common themes of resilience and perseverance. You will meet Greek gods and goddesses facing all kinds of challenges in our mythology unit, a Jewish teen who struggles through the horrors of the Holocaust in Night, an Olympic athlete who joins the military and survives a POW camp in Japan during WWII in Unbroken, and American and Zimbabwean teens who help each other in unexpected ways in I Will Always Write Back.  

    You can expect to

    • read short stories, poetry, and essay that connect to larger texts
    • be an active reader, taking notes, annotating texts, and asking questions if you don’t understand
    • learn new vocabulary on Sadlier.com
    • review grammar from previous years and learn new concepts using noredink.com
    • use your knowledge of correct grammar in your writing
    • participate in Socratic Seminars with each unit of study
    • give speeches and presentations on various topics, both individually and with groups
    • learn essential research skills and write a research paper

     

    ESL Strategies

    We will be working to improve listening, speaking, reading, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. We will focus mainly on academic language. We will use class time to complete projects and assignments designed to strengthen English skills. This course will also provide time for students to work on other classwork with direct access to a teacher.