• NCHS Special Education Department - Mrs. Hope Blair

  • ENGLISH 9/10

    Grades: 9-10

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: None 

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    The objective of English 9/10 is to lay a sound foundation for the study of the various disciplines of English by giving students the basic language skills they will need to become knowledgeable, empathetic, and independent readers and writers. Students will read and respond to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Not only do students learn the basic skills of thesis essays, but they also craft creative and personal writing. Literature, classroom discussion and writing focus issues of identity.

    We will be working hard this year, reading and responding to thought-provoking literature and texts and further sharpening our writing skills as we explore the fundamental questions about who we are and how we define ourselves. At the end of the year, I hope that you will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in the work you have produced and the insight you have gained.  In order for our classroom to be successful, we all need to work together to create a caring, respectful, and creative environment where our feelings, ideas, and writings can be shared freely and honestly.  Additionally, I expect all of you to come to class each day prepared to be active participants in the daily classroom activities.

    Text: Various novels and short stories wil be explored as part of the course curriculum.