English 9 MYP Accelerated
Activities in this course are designed to prepare students for the skills they will be expected to master in the upper level IB English courses. We will begin our year with the elements of fiction and short stories and then work our way into novels, speeches, poetry, and drama. Students will be expected to read (outside of class) selected short stories and novels. A grammar review will be given to arm the students for their foreign languages and to build a base from which writing can be discussed. Writing will be stressed the entire year, beginning with reader response journals and building to critical analysis essays. Students will also do a variety of oral presentations and speeches throughout the year. Evaluations will be both written and oral, depending on the subject matter being tested. The content of this course will focus on the MYP Global Contexts, which include Globalization and Sustainability, Fairness and Development, Identities and Relationships, Orientation in Time and Space, Personal and Cultural Expression, and Science and Technical Innovation. Students will engage in holistic learning, intercultural perspectives, and communication models to prepare them for future classes and make them IB learners. IB learners are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, and balanced.
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