English 9

In Grade 9, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) Oral Expression and Listening which requires effective preparation strategies and listening critically to comprehend a speaker's message; (2) Reading for All Purposes which requires analyzing and comparing increasingly complex literary elements in traditional and contemporary works of literature and informational texts; (3) Writing and Composition of literary, narrative, informational and persuasive texts using proper grammar, usage, and mechanics; (4) Research and Reasoning which requires collecting, evaluating, and analyzing a variety of informational materials for accuracy, relevance, and effectiveness.  Students will also use effective problem-solving strategies that require high-quality reasoning.  These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for Language Arts, incorporating 21st century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies.

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LA110A, LA110B
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