• Welcome to English 9
    9th grade Short Stories
    "How Much Land Does a Man Need" Leo Tolstoy 

    “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs

    “The Gift of the Maji” by O’Henry

    “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell

     “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber

    “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe

     “The Lady or the Tiger” by Frank Stockton


    9th Grade Literature

    The Pearl by John Steinbeck

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

    English Language Arts (Common Core)

    Part 1 - Reading Comprehension Passages A, B and C

    ·        Multiple Choice questions after each passage.

    Part 2Source Based Argument

    ·        Read the 4 texts provided. Then, using evidence from at least 3 of the texts, write a well-developed argument.

    Part 3 Text-Analysis Response

    ·        How the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique) develops the central idea.

    ·        Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support you analysis.

    Essay Writing