How to do Fine in English Nine
A review of Mrs. Allen's class
At the start of the year you will read many short stories. All the stories are interesting and each one has a unique plot so that each student can find one which they really enjoy. For instances, you will read a story about two poor people who don't have any money but are still willing to do anything to get a gift for each other. You also read one about a young boy who faces many problems. The story is written from his brothers perspective and tells a sad tale. Another one you read is about a hunter who is stuck on an island with a crazy man who tries to kill him. In total, you will read a variety of interesting short stories.
In English nine you will read the book Monster, by Walter Dean Myers as a class. Monster is a great book for anyone interested in law and court. Also for someone who likes filming and movie making. It tells the story of Steve Harmon trial. So is Steve guilty? Read to find out.
Another great reading activity is the group books. You read a book by yourself, but a small group of your classmates read the book as well. You discuss as a group about the books. You also do many fun projects with the group.
In the poetry unit you will read, write, and study poems. Poetry can be tough, but Mrs. Allen is very helpful and soon you will understand poetry very well. I actually thought the unit was very cool. Poems are a great way to express ideas.
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