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9th Grade English 1 Curriculum

English I 
For grade 9
(1 credit)
The curriculum for English I is grounded in the TEKS and the HPISD standards.  In this course, students focus especially upon a study of heroes and protagonists in literature and in culture at large. Through this curriculum, students are introduced to a study of archetypes and allusions which serve as a foundation for their full career as English students at HPHS.

They will develop their skills in literary character analysis and in symbolic analysis.  Students will advance their skills in writing multi-paragraph compositions and essays, in grammar, and in vocabulary.  Emphasis especially will be expected placed on the recursive nature of the writing process, as students will be expected to turn in multiple drafts of a paragraph or composition. 

Students will learn the essential steps of the academic research process and they write their academic research paper.