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Offered: Grade 9
Credit: 1.0
Length: Year
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, FCAT Reading level 3 or higher, FCAT writing level 4 or higher
Type of Credit: English/Language Arts

This course includes instruction in critical thinking, reading, speaking, and vocabulary, listening and writing skills. Composition instruction will focus on using the writing process in creative, logical and critical modes. Formal speaking experiences will be provided, and the critical skills of listening and observing will be emphasized. Literature studies will include the short story, drama, poetry, essay and novel. The study of language will include usage, mechanics, spelling, and other elements of standard written English. The level of discourse in classroom discussion will emphasize analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.