How to Handle English 9.

Mrs. Allen

Welcome to English

Hi my name is Ty Smith. In English 9 you will be given a lot of work. That's why you always have to stay on top of your work. If you focus in and out of class you will be able to succeed. This class should help you a lot too.

Group literature circles.


This is the best part of the year. You get to read with all of your friends in the class. The assignments that go along with it are not very challenging either. The books are very good too.

Independent reading/ Book talks

You must read outside of class to succeed in this. Mrs. Allen makes the book talks fun and interesting. You will choose a book based on the type of book for that nine weeks. I really did well because I read at home to keep pace. This should be good for your grade.

What I liked best

I really enjoyed reading Monster. The book is very thought provoking and a good read. It's better that we get to read it on a Kindle. The book was a lot better than I thought it was going to be.

Struggles of the year

I really struggled with The Hunger Games. I found the book very boring and couldn't get attached to it. There was a lot of reading that I did not do. That came from not liking the book. I also really struggles with the quizzes that came with it.

The keys to success

The keys to getting good grades in English 9 are fairly easy. You must be able to keep up on all of your book's throughout the year. Doing your homework is key to success also. The homework helps you learn the material more. Studying for tests is a good idea too. These tips should make your English class a lot less stressful.

Top 5 ways to stay organized

1. Keep all of your notes up to date.

2. Don't throw away any material.

3 Keep your notes in order.

4. Do good on the binder checks.

5. Have a neat locker.

" Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." ~ George Bernard Shaw