Mrs. Murphy's English I PAP

Periods 2 (M, T, Th), 3 & 7 (M,W,F)

What will we be doing in this class?

vocabulary - Greek/Latin Roots (fall semester) SAT words (spring semester) and content words (quizzes given every MONDAY)

grammar - daily practice & implemented in our daily writing

read, read, read - all genres - short stories, novels, memoirs, poems, plays, essays, articles

write, write, write - a little EVERY DAY with a focus on literary analysis and expository essays

How to contact me

Parents & student - please sign up for REMIND 101 by dialing 806-686-2096 and text @18e68. This will allow you both to receive class reminders!

Student - if you are absent from class, PLEASE email me at, so I can let you know what you missed! (that is part of your responsibility as a high school student!)

What will I need for this class?

  • paper
  • pen or pencil
  • highlighters
  • 3-ring binder
  • index cards
  • Night by Elie Wiesel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding & Shakespeare's Macbeth Barron's side by side version. (students may check out books from me if needed)


Monday - 7:45 & 3:45

Tuesday - 7:45

Friday - 7:45


Major grades = 60%
  • test
  • literary analysis
  • essay

Minor grades = 40%

  • vocabulary quizzes
  • writing practice
  • literary practice
  • grammar practice


20 point deduction per day!


My Job is to teach you, challenge you and inspire you to want to do your very best! I am ready to do that! I need you to:

  • be on time
  • have your supplies
  • be ready to work everyday - no "free days", no "movie days"!
  • study vocabulary at home & stay current with reading assignments
  • and be willing to struggle some time but have FUN always!