Prerequisite: Freshman students must score in the 90th percentile for ITBS/Iowa Assessment in reading comprehension, vocabulary or language; students must also earn at least an A- in 8th grade English for both semesters. Teacher recommendation is also required.
Grade Level: 9 This course provides students with more appropriate reading and writing assignments. Advanced students will read the same texts as outlined in the English curriculum. Other activities will include monthly book reviews, literature circles, writing critical essays and creative short stories, looking more closely at and discussing literary themes.