Mrs. Murphy's English I

Period 1 & Period 8 meets everyday!

What will we be doing in this class?

vocabulary - Greek/Latin Roots 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 to REMIND 101 by dialing 806-686-2096 and text @4e92c

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 & Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet 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 = 50%
  • test
  • literary analysis
  • essay

Minor grades = 50%

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


20 point deduction per day!


My job is to teach you, challenge you, and to inspire you to do your best at all times. I am ready to go! I need you to:

  • be on time
  • have your supplies
  • be ready to work everyday - no "free days" here!!!
  • be willing to struggle some of the time but have fun always!