In English 9 Enriched students are exposed to literature from various cultures and from diverse perspectives . Analysis of literature focuses on authors' use of language to create meaning in both fiction and nonfiction texts. Listening and speaking skills are fostered through a host of instructional activities: classroom discussion, oral presentation, role playing, debate, project-oriented work and small cooperative groups. Writing skills are taught via essay writing based on textual analysis and the research paper, with particular emphasis on developing a coherent structure. Moreover, conventions such as spelling, punctuation and usage are addressed. Personal and creative forms are also practiced. The purpose of the course is to strengthen students' foundation in English language arts for successful participation in more advanced English courses and other academic disciplines. Study may include works of literature by authors such as: Mark Haddon, August Wilson, Paulo Coelho, Lorraine Hansberry, David Yoon, Neil Simon and William Shakespeare.