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ELA 9: Introduction to Literature—Semester B (2015)

Drama, Non-Fiction, Bestsellers (Oh My!)

Everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten, right?

Not quite. In fact, you didn't even learn it all in Semester A of ELA 9. There are miles to go before you sleep, and Shmoop will be your guide. In Semester B, you'll

  • dig deeper into the novel form.
  • get your feet wet with drama (ahem, Shakespeare).
  • hit those Common Core Standards with nonfiction galore.
  • complete both formal activities and creative projects about all things literature.

P.S. Introduction to Literature (ELA 9) is a two-semester course. You're looking at Semester B, but you can check out Semester A here.

Course Breakdown

Unit 6. Sometimes It's Okay to Steal a Book

In this unit, The Book Thief will help us dig deeper into the novel form and everything that comes along with it.

Unit 7. Mo' Drama Mo' Problems

Drama, drama, drama! This unit will introduce us to drama through Romeo and Juliet and The Crucible.

Unit 8. The Real World

Essays, speeches, news—we might not think of it all as literature; but now that you've got the chops, this unit will allow you to put your analysis skills to the test on these non-fictional genres.

Unit 9. Top of What Charts?

This unit will dive into the world of bestsellers—what makes them sell best?—through The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars.

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  • Course Length: 18 weeks
  • Course Number: 110
  • Grade Levels: 9
  • Course Type: Basic
  • Category:
    • English
    • Literature
  • Prerequisites:
    ELA 9: Introduction to Literature—Semester A (2015)

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