Ninth grade Honors English is designed to be a challenging, demanding, and stimulating course. In this class, you will work independently and collaboratively, and you will strive to improve your writing and critical thinking skills. Expectations for your effort, attitude, and performance will be high; being an Honors student means going above and beyond at all times. In this course, you will read a diverse selection of literary genres from a variety of time periods and cultures including: Of Mice and Men, The Odyssey, and Life of Pi. Vocabulary and grammar will also be emphasized throughout the course.
Remember anytime you borrow words from someplace else, you MUST cite them. Even if you are summarizing or paraphrasing. See Plagiarism Handout below for more details.