Welcome to Ninth Grade Literature Unit One
The first unit is one on HEROES. A hero is
- A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life;
- In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods; or
- a person who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field.
We are going to examine all kinds of heroes, ancient and modern, through an examination of various literature, including epic poems, poems, short stories, and nonfiction.
The tabs above will help you work through this unit and keep track of the items we are studying along with the words and concepts you need to know.
Purpose and Goals of the Guide
Use this guide to help you understand the assignments and readings for the first unit -- Heroes.
The tabs at the top of the page are guides to the items we will study and will give you guidelines on the items you need to complete.
Use this resource as a supplement to what we do in class and to help you keep track of what you need to do.