Kingswood Regional High School
Ninth Grade English

31 January 2017

Mr. Gauthier, Mr. Harbrook, Ms. St. Hilaire

Course Length: 1 Semester (90 minutes)
Course Credit: 1 Credit

Course Description:
The focus of this course is to prepare students for successful high school performance in reading, writing, and oral communication.  This course is divided into four sections, beginning with a diagnostic section of one-week units in each of the areas listed above.  During the first three weeks, students will work with three different teachers who will make determinations about each student’s individual strengths, weaknesses, and areas of particular need.  After this “sampler” section, these teachers will use the data they’ve collected, along with input from the students, recommendations from previous teachers, and scores on state and local tests, to determine the most appropriate placements for the first two extended units, or “modules.”  These determinations will be based on the areas of greatest need for each student.  Students who perform well in all three areas may be recommended for Research and/or Literary Analysis modules.  Placement contracts with Honors, College/Tech Prep, or Standard level recommendations will be sent home for parent approval during the fourth week of the course.  The final module will be an integrated literary unit (Shakespeare) involving further skills-development in reading, writing, oral communication, and research. 

Semester Schedule:
(3 weeks total)

Module #1
(5 weeks)

Module #2
(5 weeks)

Module #3
(5 weeks)


Semester Grade Weights:

           Sampler Grade = 25% (Based on scores from each of the one-week units)
           Module #1 = 75%
           Module #2 = 50%
           Module #3 = 50%

Note: Course levels (H, CTP, S) will not appear on PowerSchool until the last week in February.  Students and parents are encouraged to keep track of assessments, grades, and upcoming assignment by  visiting: (passwords available through KRHS Guidance). or 603-569-2055 (leave message)

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