The state of Washington has adopted the ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Curtis Junior High English teachers will be implementing the standards in all English classes. With a new curriculum adoption and integration of the CCSS, the 9th Grade Curriculum Map is under construction.
Reminders about common essay practices, Literary Elements, and vocabulary are included on this site.
Romeo and Juliet
Study of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet has begun in all 9th grade English classes.
"Shakespeare in the Classroom" background information video
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Dramatic & Poetic Elements (click to download)
English 9 Rubric (for scoring essays)