Be the Fre$he$t Fre$hman
Read so you can be the freshest freshman!
This year in Honors English 9 you'll be studying...
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: In a Tree Grows in Brooklyn, we get to see Francie Nolan grow up. The book takes place in Brooklyn, New York in the early 1900's. Francie and her family are faced with challenges. Poverty is a limits a lot of things in the Nolan family. It causes them to not have enough food on the table and to not have steady jobs. In the book, Francie and her family face poverty, death, and broken hearts.
- Speak: Melinda Sordino doesn't speak. She is very quiet, has no friends, and has something wrong with her. She used to be popular, but once 9th grade hits, she's an outcast with no friends. Something happened to her to make her this way. The only thing she likes at school is art class, other than that she is alone. Melinda faces bullies, her old friends, and ignorant parents throughout the book.
- Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet is written by William Shakespeare, aka the Greatest Writer of All Time. Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers. In the beginning of the story, the readers already know their fate: they are going to die. The story tells of the Montague and Capulet feud and how the feud ruins the families. When Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only bad things are to come.
- Divergent: Divergent takes place is future society. It is the story of Beatrice Prior. The society is broken into five factions, and Beatrice turned 16, which means she must pick a faction to belong to. Beatrice soon finds corruption and wrongness in her societies structure. She falls in love in the process and has to defeat her enemies throughout the book.
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TOP 5 WAYS TO CONQUER HONORS ENGLISH!!!
2.) Always read. A lot of kids don't read the chapters given, and then on the quizzes the next day, they fail. This can really bring your grade down.
3.) Be grateful for the books we read in class. If we read books in class, it will be a lot more fun then if you were alone. Take advantage of reading in class and do other English homework out of class.
4.) Don't procrastinate and stay organized. Binder checks are a lot of points, you want to make sure you are organized. Also, if you wait for the last day to do work, you probably won't get a good grade.
5.) DON'T COMPLAIN!!!! Mrs. Allen's class is amazing!! Especially compared to other English classes. You should be grateful for the fun you have in class!