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Grade 9 English

Experiencing Literature

What we do:

A student's experience of literature should be thematic and structured. To that end, the ninth grade English curriculum introduces genres and literary concepts while focusing on themes in literature such as: Courage & Perseverance, The Search for Self, and Expression of Thoughts through writing, Journeys, Visions of the Future, and Relationships. The teacher will use myriad forms of literature to introduce genres, literary concepts, vocabulary, and utilize texts to prompt thought regarding the theme.

How we do it:

Direct Instruction:

  • Structured Overview
  • Lecture
  • Explicit Teaching
    Drill & Practice
  • Compare & Contrast
  • Didactic Questions
  • Demonstrations

Indirect Instruction:

  • Problem Solving
  • Case Studies
  • Reading for Meaning
  • Reflective Discussion
  • Writing to Inform
  • Concept formation
  • Concept Mappings / Graphic Organizer
  • Concept Attainment

Experimental Learning:

  • Narratives
  • Storytelling

Independent Study:

  • Assigned questions

Interactive Instruction:

  • Brainstorming
  • Discussion
  • Cooperative Learning

Instructional Skills:

  • Explaining
  • Demonstrating
  • Questioning
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Wait Time
  • Levels of Questions

Others:

  • Alternative Assessments
  • Guided Assisted Reading
  • Guided Reading & Thinking
  • Mind Mapping