Becoming a freshman

English 9


Hi, I'm Izzy and I'm going to be telling you all about English 9. There's so much to look forward to in this class. Everyone will enjoy it at one point or another. There's a lot of reading independently and together. Just stay organized and I promise you'll have a fun year in English 9.


Hunger games

The Hunger Games is an in class reading project. Most of the reading will be done in class together. You'll even listen to it on audio! We read this novel on a Kindle which is a great privilege and makes the reading 100 times better.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a reading project done completely in class. There's no out of class reading with this story. You'll even get to watch the movie from the 90's! It's a fun read for everyone.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey was one of my favorite reads. It had loads of fun information to learn about and it wasn't boring. Expect to learn about many people with Greek names and awesome super natural abilities. It's a fun unit for all!


The poetry unit is the last unit of the year. It's very laid back but fun at the same time. You'll write your own poem and listen to others as well. It's a great unit to end the year with!

Independent reading/Book talks~

The independent reading and book talks that are done through out the year. It is so important because it opens you up to things you might not try by yourself. It's actually more fun than it sounds. Expect to be done by a certain date and be prepared to talk about it.
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My Favorite~

My favorite was the independent reading. It really opened me up to so many different genres and books I thought I'd never try or read.
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Not so Favorite~

What I struggled with the most would be all of the group class work. Sometimes it can be hard to follow and frustrating. Staying completely organized all the time was also hard and not my favorite to deal with.
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Being successful in this class wont be hard if you stay on he ball. Don't fall behind and make sure to stay organized. If not, your papers will get lost, you won't be able to finish your work, and you'll be digging yourself into a deep hole. Put your papers in the sections they're supposed to go in and finish your work on time!

Top 5 ways to keep your binder organized~

1. Put your papers in the sections they're supposed to go in. If not, you'll be a mess and it'll just get worse through-out the year.
2. Label your papers when you get them. Make sure to listen to Mrs. Allen for the section number and don't wait until later to do it or else you wont know what sections to put your papers in.
3. Have binder dividers! You can not go throughout the year without them! They keep your binder organized and neat.
4. Don't keep papers you don't need horded in your binder. The papers you're given without a hole punch most likely don't need to be kept for too long. When you no longer need that paper don't shove it in your binder, it creates more of a mess.
5. Keep recent papers you might need for the next following days in the sections they go in or in the front pocket of your binder. Don't put these papers anywhere else, they don't belong in your science or social studies folder so don't put them there! You won't always be given another copy of something you lost just because you didn't put the paper where it belonged.
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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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