English 9 Honors provides an accelerated study of grammar, composition, reading, and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on reading and critical analysis of the various literary genres of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. An intensive writing program emphasizes the importance of organization, structure, and the revision process as vital components of effective writers. Composition focuses on expository, narrative, descriptive, and analytical writing. A multi-media approach to learning is used throughout the year. Vocabulary development is implemented through the use of online programs and the study of vocabulary in the context of the literature. Basic research skills are introduced and culminate in a required documented research paper.