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"It's Lit!" 9th Grade Literature & Composition (Semester 1)

Shekema Dunlap, Ed.D.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(10)
This 9th-grade Literature & Composition course is designed to meet the requirements for one semester of a year-long English course.

Class experience

US Grade 9
This class is taught in English.
Throughout the 14 weeks, students will be guided through a variety of texts (short stories, poems, essays, novels, nonfiction, etc.) from a variety of global perspectives. New material (including SAT/ACT prep vocabulary) will be provided during each class. 

Students will learn grade-level appropriate vocabulary, grammar, writing skills. Soft skills such as executive functioning and active listening will also be reinforced.
I am a nationally award-winning veteran educator with more than 15 years of classroom and administrative experience. I am certified to teach English, ESL, and Gifted in both Georgia and Texas. I have also taught the College Board's AP Language & Composition and AP Literature for 11 years. My work has been published in The NY Times, Huffington Post, NCTE's English Journal, ASCD, and Language Magazine. I received a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Georgia State University. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University, where my focus is equity and culturally affirming learning environments.
Homework Offered
Homework will consist of readings with text-dependent questions and short answers questions. Students can expect to complete 1-2 hours of reading and writing each week.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Two original essays and a short research paper will also be required during the course.
Grades Offered
During 1st semester of this course, students are not required to purchase any novels. We will be primarily focusing on nonfiction, short stories, excerpts from novels, and poems. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
As with all literature courses, there will sometimes be challenging topics. When these topics arise, we will approach them in an equitable, respectful manner. All voices will be heard and respected equally. 
Throughout the Semester 1 course, we will use digital versions of texts. All texts will provided as attachments prior to the start of class.

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(10)
Greetings in the name of academic excellence! My name is Shekema Dunlap, and I am delighted to join your family's homeschool journey. My goal is to bring you English and Ethnic Studies classes for grades 6-12 that are unlike anything you've ever... 
Group Class


for 14 classes
1x per week, 14 weeks
60 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-15
5-12 learners per class

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