August 15, 2018
Welcome back to school! I am excited to be your ninth-grade teacher this year and look forward to working
closely with you for a successful year. You are very important to me and I expect to be your support in your
academic development and individual growth. Know, that I work very hard to organize the wide range of
information in order help you understand the concepts and master the subject. By the end of the year, you
should feel very confident that you know just about everything there is to know about English and feel eager to
move on to tenth grade.
English I concentrates on world and classical literature as well as contemporary texts. As a class, we will
survey early oral traditions through modern texts, while examining relationships between the past and present,
and research the diversity of the American experience as it relates to us all. We will reach new levels of
sophistication to become effective in argumentation and written communication. During this process, all
students will be also required to write several essays. The practice will prepare the students to conduct
research and create presentations and products, both in collaboration and individually, while using technology.
I created this site to help you organize some ideas that are brought forth in the classroom and to post the
class agenda as a record of what occurred. Please find links that contain essential information to assist you with
the understanding of course expectations and requirements for my classroom. Also, use it to clarify the
information that you need to know for class discussions and follow-up assessments. Read over this information
carefully. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.