English 9 Lesson Plans: One Year of Lesson Plans and Activities

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Language Arts Classroom
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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15 pages
Language Arts Classroom


These fifteen pages contain an outline of how to teach English 9 or language arts freshmen. If you teach eighth or tenth grade ELA, these lessons can also give you a starting point.

Outlined in 36 week, these free lesson plans walk you through the literature, grammar, and writing portions of your classes. Included in the details are vocabulary, public speaking, nonfiction, and other areas of study.

Please switch, delete, and add what will work for your English 9 students. These should be a start to your lesson plans and provide a starting block for your lessons.

Freshmen Language Arts Tools:

Writing Bundle for Freshmen and Sophomores

Short Story Unit Bundle

Parts of a Sentence Bundle: Pretest, Powerpoint, Scaffolded Practice, and More

Nonfiction Unit: Five Nonfiction Articles with Reading Responses

Freshmen English: Eighth Grade Review

Eighth, Ninth, & Tenth Grade Mentor Sentences Grammar & Vocabulary

Eighth, Ninth & Tenth Grade Writing Prompts Argumentative, Narrative, Informative


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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.


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