WELCOME TO ENGLISH 9

with Mrs. Allen

"education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world"

-Nelson Mandela

Introduction

Hey, I'm Kaylyn Chapman and now... Your finally a freshmen! This year in English 9 you will read short stories, novels, and Shakespeare.You will learn to enjoy reading. Independent reading and book talks are required. There are units on poetry and rhetoric (the study of speech).

FAVORITES

With every section there were fun activities that went along. During the Hunger games we were seperated into districts and played games to earn bonus points. We got to watch the hunger games movie, and Romeo and Juliet. We watched slam poetry and clips from the Odyssey.

NOT SO FAVORITES

I struggled with shakespeare. The language was difficult and at some points the story was hard to follow. My advice to you about shakespeare is to pay attention. Try not to miss class while reading.

INDEPENDENT READING

Four independent readings are done throughout the year. You pick your own book then talk about it. It helped me start enjoying reading. I figured out which type of books I like and dislike. You may not like reading but make sure you read the book. It is a very easy way to improve your grade.

WAYS TO STAY ORGINIZED

* keep all papers in your binder

* if you don't know where a paper goes ask

* do not misplace papers with hole punches (they are important)

* there there be a binder check