English I

Course Description

In ELA, Young Kings will examine the larger concepts of human capability and culpability, the journeys of youth and coming-of-age, and the tensions within both society and self. The course builds upon the literary knowledge and language skills covered in 8th Grade ELA. Young Kings will learn the elements of analytical reading and literary analysis. In addition, they will write structured paragraphs, short compositions, letters, narratives, and research projects using appropriate technology.

RBHS 9th Grade Academy Learning Experiences

By the end of the school year, all Young Kings will have the opportunity to:

* Enhance their reading proficiency by comprehending, evaluating, and critically analyzing print and non-print texts across a range of types and content areas.

* Adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline in order to construct effective arguments through written and oral expression.

* Engage in relevant and rigorous activities to work toward mastering grade-level standards in all core subjects.

* Exhibit Pre-AP level skills in all disciplines and demonstrate that they can apply critical and creative thinking skills in all content areas, with the support of instructional scaffolds when necessary.


                 Mr. Jabari Sellars                     Ms. Schalette Gudger                         Mr. Errin Smith
       English Language Arts Teacher          English Language Arts Teacher      ELA Special Education Teacher
          Email: jabari.sellars@dc.gov       Email: schalette.gudger@dc.gov            Email: errin.smith@dc.gov

From the Teachers

As teachers of English Language Arts teaching that equips them with the tools to be both college and career-ready. As a teacher of English Language Arts my educational philosophy is that any student can learn if given the most valuable resource--a conscious, compassionate, competent, and committed educator.

English I Syllabus

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