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Welcome to English 9 Introduction to Genres
This year we will read, write, and think. I will use
great list of "Things you really need to know" as I prepare my lessons:
How to predict consequences
How to read
How to distinguish truth from fiction
How to empathize
How to be creative
How to communicate clearly
How to learn
How to stay healthy
How to value yourself
How to live meaningfully
This is a writing course. You will be writing both personal and academic pieces.
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Unit I Short Stories
What is the difference between a short story and another piece of writing? How can we learn from the masters?
Unit II Autobiographies
How do our stories shape us? How does indifference play a role in shaping our society?
Unit III Drama
• What is new and what is old here?
• What is drama? How is drama different from other genres?
• What is the author saying through literature? How do I know?
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