The Language Arts 9 (semester) course is designed to align with College and Career Ready Learning Â Standards. Students will read a variety of classic, contemporary and multicultural texts and apply analytic and critical thinking skills to their reading with particular attention to World Literature. Â Students will develop skills necessary to read appropriately complex grade level text proficiently and to effectively determine, analyze, integrate what the text says. Â Students will engage in integrated reading, writing, grammar, and speaking and listening tasks that develop abilities to successfully communicate through formal and informal writing and presentations. Â Writing instruction will extend students' abilities to write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces.