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Back to School Night. Please sign in and find a comfortable seat. Ms. Gerardi English 9 English 9R English 10R. Extra Help / Contact Information. Reach me day and night (and on weekends!) at JG e [email protected] Please note the second letter is an “e” and not an “i.”

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Back to school night
Back to School Night

Please sign in and find a comfortable seat.

Ms. Gerardi

English 9

English 9R

English 10R

Extra help contact information
Extra Help / Contact Information

Reach me day and night (and on weekends!) at [email protected]

Please note the second letter is an “e” and not an “i.”


My official Extra-Help hours are:

Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 2:05

Rm. 221

I am also available most other days by appointment.

English 10r course objectives
English 10R:Course Objectives

Read and analyze various works of literature ranging from contemporary works to ancient drama.

Develop and utilize close reading skills such as annotation and reflection.

Utilize various literary elements in their analysis of literature.

Develop their vocabulary through weekly practice and assessment.

Improve their writing through rigorous and structured practice.

Become familiar with and put into practice various research strategies and methods.

Tentative units
Tentative Units:


Short Stories

Lord of the Flies


The Hunger Games

Julius Caesar






Short Stories

Romeo and Juliet

To Kill a Mockingbird

Of Mice and Men







Grading policy
Grading Policy

All quarter and final grades will be calculated using a point system.

**My gradebook is on e-school!**

Homeworks  5-15 Points

Quizzes  5-20 Points

Tests  30-70 Points

Essays/Papers  50-70 Points

Class Participation  15-20 Points (2x per quarter)

Quarter grade = the amount of points student earns in total ÷ the amount of points possible for the quarter.


Remind 101 is an application that allows me to send out text message blasts to whole classes of students– and to you!

I do not have their cell phone number, nor do they have mine.

I cannot individually contact any student (or parent!) using Remind101.

To Join:

Text: (442) 333-7572

With the message: @NorthBTS 10R

With the Message: @NorthBTS9  9

With the Message: @NorthBTS9R  9R

Sign up
Sign up!

Text: (442) 333-7572

With the message: @NorthBTS 10R

With the Message: @NorthBTS9  9

With the Message: @NorthBTS9R  9R

Do now how class begins
“Do Now”: How class begins

Each day your child walks into the classroom, there will be a “do-now” on the board.

The do-now’s will range from a review of yesterday's lesson to completing a quick write activity in order to prepare for a new unit.

English 9 monday september 23 rd
English 9: Monday, September 23rd

OBJECTIVE: Students will identify key literary elements in the short story “Salvador Late or Early” and analyze their effect on the story’s meaning.

DO NOW: Take out your copy of “Salvador Late or Early” – write down in your Do Now Log a 3-4 sentence explanation of what the story means to you.

HOMEWORK: Make sure you have completed the worksheet and organizer. Work on your Summer Reading assignments due 9/27.

The writing center
The Writing Center

  • An important addition to English is our department’s Writing Center, which is there to help your child improve his or her writing.

  • Available during lunch periods and after school Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

  • Your child can sign up online, off of the English department website.

Clubs events
Clubs/ Events

We have a lot of clubs in the English Department.

Examples include: Epiphany, Ram’s Horn, theatre arts, Story for Kids, Poetry Club

Events during the year: Sticky Notes, Bard in the Yard, musical and drama, Java Jive, English Honors Society