DHS English 9: Literature & Composition

English/Language Arts 9 incorporates reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Study of genres leads to written compositions that build upon students’ prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and mechanics. Students apply comprehension and critical reading skills to both literature and nonfiction.

Summer Reading 
A Separate Peace by John Knowles (ISBN: 9780743253970)
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (ISBN: 9780684801223)
Adventures in Appreciation, HBJ, 1985 (ISBN: 0153350431)
BK English Language Handbook I, Perfection Learning, 2002 (ISBN: 978-1580793995)
Required Reading
Oedipus Rex and Antigone by Sophocles (ISBN:9780156027649
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (contained within the Adventures in Appreciation textbook)
O’Pioneers by Willa Cather (ISBN:  9780553213584)
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (ISBN: 076783005501)
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck (ISBN: 9780743272933)

9th Grade Book Justifications