MYP Year 4 Language and Literature

Thursday, October 31, 2013

6th Hour: 9th grade Language and Literature

CIS is on and accelerated schedule, so most of the literature studied this year will be world  literature with a  heavy  emphasis on the classical Greek influence on Western Literature. English Language and Literature covers three areas of study in IB which we will be working on all year:

  • Content
  • Organization
  • Language and Style

We will be studying various novels, drama,  poetry, and non-fiction. We will also be working on writing throughout the year.  Students will have at least one weekly writing assignment (WWA), which will deal with their personal experiences dealing with a theme, conflict, or idea coming from the literature we are currently studying.   They will also be working on expository writing as well. We will study the grammar and mechanics largely through the student’s own writing and DLPs (Daily Language Practice).

I am enjoying my first year at CIS thoroughly.  If you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat, please feel free to contact me at