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Year 9 and 10 Writing Program

   Theme: Friendship and Loyalty                                                                

  POEM:                    "A Poison Tree" by William Blake


  ARTICLE:               "More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones" by Ned Potter


  POEM:                    "No Man is an Island" by John Donne


  FICTION:                "Excerpts from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain


  NON-FICTION:     "Clownfish and Sea Anenome" by CommonLit Staff


  SHORT STORY:     "The Interlopers" by Saki


  ARTICLE:                "The Life of Julius Caesar" by David White


  FABLE:                    "The Donkey, the Fox and the Lion" by Aesop


  SHORT STORY:     "The Cone" by H.G. Wells


  SHORT STORY:     "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe


  SHORT STORY:     "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner








  NON-FICTION:    "What's Your True Age?" by Susan Krauss Whitbourne


  SHORT STORY:    "Sleeping" by Katharine Weber


  NON-FICTION:    "Mirror Stage" by CommonLit Staff


  SHORT STORY:    "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield


  POEM:                   "My Lost Youth" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  ARTICLE:              "Forever Young" by Dale Archer


  SHORT STORY:    "Home" by Anton Checkov


  POEM:                   "On Turning Ten" by Billy Collins


  NON-FICTION:   "The Role Reverser: Growing Up Too Soon" by Gregory L. Jantz


  POEM:                   "Morning in the Burned House" by Margaret Atwood


  MEMOIR:              "Two Ways of Looking at a River" by MarK Twain

   Theme: Growing Up and Valuing Our Youth                                

   Theme: Identity - What Makes You Who You Are?                     

  NON-FICTION:   "The Nature vs Nurture Debate" by CommonLit Staff


  ESSAY:                  Excerpt from "Self Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson


  POEM:                   "The Tyger" by William Blake


  NON-FICTION:   "Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego and Superego" by CommonLit Staff


  NON-FICTION:   "Classical Conditioning" by Saul McLeod


   Themes: Comedy and Tragedy, Right and Wrong, Success      

   Themes: Comedy and Tragedy, Right and Wrong, Success      

  SHORT STORY:   "The Reef" by Samuel Scoville


  ARTICLE:             "When Good People Do Bad Things" by Ann Trafton


  INTERVIEW:       "Nice Kids Finish First" by Audie Cornish


  NON-FICTION:   "The Milgram Experiment" by Saul McLeod


  SPEECH:              "Stanford University Speech" by Steve Jobs


  ARTICLE:             "Can a Shark Attack Lead to a Better Life?" by Melanie Greenberg


  NON-FICTION:   "The Kohlberg Dilemmas" by Lawrence Kohlberg


  MYTH:                   "Midas" by Thomas Bulfinch


  POEM:                   "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning



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