Welcome to Honors 9th Grade Literature and Composition! During this course you will study a range of literary texts and devices while reading and analyzing both fiction and nonfiction texts. Additionally, you will practice analyzing a range of texts while developing your critical thinking, and composition skills. Materials, classroom policies/procedures, grading scale, and other information are outlined on this syllabus.
Students will read, analyze, and explain the following:
Students will be required to write: informational, argumentative, and narrative paragraphs
Students will interpret, analyze, evaluate, and critique literature. The overall goal of this course is expose students to informational texts, short stories, novels, and dramatic literature. Students will examine literature from ancient world epics to modern novels emphasizing the various genres, authors, cultures, and history surrounding each piece of literature. This is a highly academic course and will require extensive outside reading, writing, research, and vocabulary study.
Course Outline and Content
Students will demonstrate their understanding of literature through discussion, presentations, and essays. Students must demonstrate mastery of grammar and usage and will develop both written and spoken vocabularies. Students will incorporate learned skills into real world tasks that incorporate reading, writing, research, interviewing. and oral presentations. This course approaches the study of literature thematically with emphasis placed on independent thinking skills and composition skills.
End of Course (EOC) Milestone
"The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.
Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:
The end-of-course measures are administered at the completion of the course, regardless of the grade level. These measures serve as the final exam for the course, and contribute 20% to the student’s final course grade.
Access a Georgia DOE Assessment Guide at the following link or in the files section of my 9th grade page.
Please visit the GA DOE website for more information: