Michael Engle


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    Honors 9th Grade Composition


    Students, if you are absent for any reason (sick, family, suspension, etc.), check the class website for any and all assignments.  You are responsible for all make up work.

    Weekly activities included in the course:
    - Socratic Seminars
    - Literacy Circles
    - Grammar
    - Debate 
     Useful Links:
    Honors Composition Course Guide
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    Course Description


    Composition, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and emphasizing the High School Composition Standards, is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies of narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.  Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, English language conventions, research and organizational skills, an awareness of the audience, the purpose for writing, and style. Students read classic and contemporary literature or articles and use appropriate works as models for writing.  Students write a variety of types of compositions with a focus on fictional narratives, reflective compositions, academic essays, and responses to literature.

    ·         Grade Level:  9

    ·         Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9

    ·         Credits: 1 trimester course for 1 credit

    ·         Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course