G9&10

Grade 9 Reading

Course Introduction

  • Designed to complement the Grade 9 Writing course

  • Students will read important works of Science Fiction from the 19th - 21st centuries, including Frankenstein and the Time Machine

  • Student will learn the tools of literary analysis

  • ​Students will practice their literary analysis skills through close reading and class discussion

Grade 9 Writing

Course Contents

  • Read essays by famous writers, such as George Orwell

  • Study examples of excellent high school essays

  • Analyze important literary works from Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Isaac Asimov, and others

Course Introduction

This course is designed specifically to teach students how to write high quality academic essays. We study the essay as a literary genre. Students will read many examples of great essays and learn to deconstruct essays.

 

The majority of this course will be walking students through the process of writing good academic essays. They will learn to develop thesis statements, how to construct arguments, and how to use evidence to support these arguments. I will also introduce them to basic research methods, proper citation, note taking, and organization. Finally, students will produce their own essays, learn how to edit their own work, and learn how to edit another student's work. The goal of this class is to prepare students for University level writing

Homework/Exercises

  • Write thesis statements

  • Conduct research

  • Construct arguments

  • Use evidence

  • ​Edit your own and other students' writing

Grade 10 Reading & Writing

Skills

  • Understand the genre and types of essays

  • Understand proper tone, diction, structure of an essay

  • Review common literary and poetic devices

  • Understand techniques of oral composition

  • ​Understand the intersection between literature, history, and archaeology as it pertains to the Trojan War

  • Understand the MLA style for citing

  • Understand proof-reading and deeper editing

  • ​Understand the process of writing an essay

Course Breakdown

Unit 1: Introductions to Essays

  • Types of essays

  • Literary features

  • Thesis, argument, evidence

Unit 2: Reading

  • Homer's Illiad Bks.

  • Arthur Miller The Crucible

Unit 3: Essay Writing

  • How to write an outline

  • Research

  • Organization

  • Citations

  • First draft

  • Editing & Peer Editing

Homework/Exercises

  • Correctly identify two different types of essays

  • Identify the features of an essay and write a summary about it

  • ​Write a 500-word comparison of the archaeological evidence from the ancient city of Troy and its description in the Iliad

  • Annotated bibliography assignment

  • Write a bibliography using proper MLA format

  • ​Submit your final draft

SAT Basic

Target Student

  • Above grade 9

  • Intends to apply to American Colleges

  • Improve English reading, writing and critical thinking skills

  • ​Students with English proficiency of same level or above 1300+ SAT test, and looking to reach 1450+

Content

  1. Grammar

  2. Logic

  3. Vocabulary

  4. ​Genre

Outcomes

  • Understand the logic of questions and learn problem-solving skills with numerous real SAT questions and simulation exercises

  • ​Cultivate analytical and critical thinking skills

  • ​On average, students improve points by 100-150 after the program

Materials

  • The Official Study Guide (College Board)

  • ​Sister Sophie original content

SAT Intermediate

Target Student

  • Above grade 9

  • Intends to apply to American Colleges

  • Improve English reading, writing and critical thinking skills

  • ​Students with English proficiency of same level or above 1300+ SAT test, and looking to reach 1450+

Content

  1. Classic Novel

  2. Classic speeches, historical speeches

  3. Society, geography topic

  4. Economy

  5. ​Science

Outcomes

  • Understand the logic of questions and learn problem-solving skills with numerous real SAT questions and simulation exercises

  • ​Cultivate analytical and critical thinking skills

  • ​On average, students improve points by 100-150 after the program

Materials

  • The Official Study Guide (College Board)

  • The Princeton Review - SAT

  • 8 of SAT tests

  • ​Sister Sophie original content

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