Students will be introduced to a variety of text types and genres and will be able to communicate effectively about them. This will include learning to complete indepth analysis of functional, expository, persuasive, and literary texts, as well as poetry, drama, and novels. Students will work to enhance their communication and problem-solving skills by developing the ability to provide support for their opinions. The course meets all the requirements in the Arizona College and Career Standards for a Freshman English Course. Upon completion of this course, students must take the AzMERIT EOC for grade 9.