Welcome to the Freshman World

Freshman Life

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Introduction into English

Welcome back to school! Your finally a freshman!! My name is Danielle Groves. Their are many new things to learn this year in English. English is one of the easiest classes you'll take. The homework gets worse but English isn't so bad if you follow these instructions. Good luck this year!

The Hunger Games

This is one of the first books you'll read. You will be split up into districts where you will compete you win points. Everyday their is a new activity to do. You will get with your district and work together to complete it. Then, you read chapters in class. You will either read aloud or listen to it.

Romeo and Juliet

This was a longer unit. When reading Romeo and Juliet, you get assigned a part to read aloud, if you volunteer. It's always fun to volunteer to read, you can read however you may like. You do fun activities with this unit like making a fake balcony scene. After every act, you watch the act you just read in class.


This was a really good novel. Its about a boy who is put on trial for murder. He is a teenage black boy and it doesn't look good for him. The whole time you are wondering is he guilty or not. This is a different type of book because it goes back and forth between a journal and movie guide. At the end of the book, you get to write your own closing argument about either you think he is guilty or not.

The Odyssey

Is one of the last books we read. It was in many parts sort of. You have to start with the background and you watch Troy. Then, you learn more background to it. Then when you read it, their are many activities you do.

Independent Reading

You do four of these through out the year. You go down to the library and Mrs. Scott talks about different books. Then, you get to pick a book you want to read. You get four weeks to read the book and you do a book talk at the end of the four weeks you have to read. You can do your book talk early if you want to.

My Favorite

My favorite was independent reading. I love reading so it was one of the easiest things. I always did really good on them too. They are easy to do, all you have to do is talk about the book.

My Least Favorite

My least favorite was the Odyssey. It wasn't that appealing to me. It was long and drug on and on. I'm not that into Greek Mythology so I didn't like it that much.

Some Friendly Advice

My advice is to keep all your papers and pay attention. Do all your homework in her class. The test are easy if you pay attention. If you do those things you can have fun and survive English.

Top 5 Way to Stay Organized

  1. Keep all papers
  2. Put papers in the right section
  3. Do all the papers
  4. Pay attention to where the papers go
  5. Bring a pencil or pen


Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Francis of Assisi