Welcome To Honors English 9
Have fun, kids
A Preview of the Course
This was one of my favorite units. You get to read a few thought-provoking short stories, and then go on a field trip to see them performed as plays. You also get to go to Panera and the Spaghetti Warehouse, which is the main reason it’s a great trip. You’ll enjoy the stories, and the assignments that go with them aren’t too difficult.
Romeo and Juliet
This is another one of my favorite units. Romeo and Juliet is a classic, and Mrs. Allen makes sure you understand it. Reading the parts aloud in class can get hilarious, so make sure you volunteer. Watching the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the best parts. The story never gets old.
In My Opinion
Some of my least favorite things were probably a few of the books we had to read. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn always gets a bad rep because it’s the summer assignment and nobody wants to read in the summer, and the story doesn’t move very fast. I didn’t really like speak either, but it might just have been because of all the assignments that went with it. A Raisin in the Sun was a pretty uneventful read, and I kind of have mixed feelings about the poetry unit mainly because of the difficulties I had writing the poem.
My best advice is not to procrastinate. When I read the newsletters from last year, they all said not to procrastinate because it’s such good advice. I didn’t listen, and most of you won’t listen, but life will be a lot easier if you do. Give yourself more than one day to read an independent reading book, and more than a few hours to type any essay. The assignments will probably take longer than you think. As long as you get everything done, you’re good to go.
Do not put the pro in procrastinate.
Top 5 ways to get work done
Put down that phone, shut your laptop, and turn off the TV.
Sit in a quiet room so you can concentrate and make sure you’re hydrated.
Do a little work every day instead of all at once.
Don’t put off homework until late at night, do it when you get home.
- Do the work you dread most first so you can get it out of the way.