Ninth grade 英语 focuses on developing strong critical reading skills and clear written and oral expression. The writing program includes the study of grammar and essay form within the structure of the writing process. Literature study evolves from basic plot description to intense thematic discussion. This analysis is the basis for frequent essays and projects. Literature may include: The Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, Romeo & Juliet, The House on Mango Street, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, short stories, essays, 和 poems.