Course Description: Life is full of questions. Literature helps students answer them. In English 9, students will be exposed to a variety of literary and writing genres. As they study short fiction, plays, and novels, they will expand their vocabularies, develop critical thinking skills, and develop an appreciation for the different genres of literature and writing
- To help students develop skills in English/Language Arts
- To help students meet state and district standards in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking
- To help students meet goals and objectives in English/Language Arts
- To help students with critical thinking skills on all levels: knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, analysis, and synthesis
POSSIBLE English 9 Units:
Novel:The Giver Lois Lowry
We follow this routine nearly every day.
Free Read: For the first 10 minutes of class, students will free read. They can read either an AR book, review their reading assignment, or start reading the next day’s assignment. This is NOT work time, so students will be redirected to read if they are scrambling to get the day’s assignment done.
Keys to Success in English 9:
Respect will be exhibited at all times toward others and their property.
Students will come to class on time BEFORE the bell rings with all essential materials for class---notebooks, textbooks, writing utensils, etc…. Once you are here, you do not leave. Take care of bathroom duties, drinks… before the bell rings. I give many tardies to students who are late!
NO cell phones or other disrupting behaviors. We are in class to learn, so we need to use our time to be focused on the task at hand. You must ask permission to use devices for free reading, notetaking, and research.
AR tests must be monitored by the media specialist and stamped/initialed by her, or monitored by me. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you do not follow this rule, the test will not be accepted.
Students must be prepared to hand in assignments due at the very beginning of class. Projects are due the day assigned. Unless arrangements have been made with the teacher, you MUST present or turn in your work. Make arrangements with your group if you know you will be gone.
Any “copied” work or cheating on AR tests will receive a 0 for both parties. This includes plagiarism on papers too. All work MUST be documented if you consulted another source.
Late work is NOT accepted. If you do miss assignments, make the effort to turn anyway.
“Make it a good day, or make it a great one. It doesn’t matter. The choice is yours.”