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Grade 9 English Standard/Honors . Welcome to Parent Information Night. Course Overview . English 9 Standard is a survey of world literature. Covers works from various authors in a variety of genres.

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course overview
Course Overview
  • English 9 Standard is a survey of world literature.
  • Covers works from various authors in a variety of genres.
  • We will examine many different themes that highlight the human experience and span the history of story telling.
  • Analyze literary works from an array of cultures to find common threads that connect us as human beings.
course overview1
Course Overview
  • The Grade 10 MCAS English Language Arts Exam is a graduation requirement.
  • It is my goal to instill a solid foundation that will prepare students for success both on the MCAS exam and in their future ELA classes.
  • Preparation will consist of reading comprehension and writing skills, as well as communication, preparation, and oral presentation skills.
course overview2
Course Overview
  • Students are expected and encouraged to work both independently and collaboratively to exercise necessary skills for future endeavors.
  • It is my goal, and that of the school’s, to prepare our students for what ever paths they might take.
grading policy
Grading Policy
  • Quarterly grades are determined by the division of total points earned by the number of total possible points.
    • Homework/Class work Assignments (10 -25 pts each)
    • 4-6 Quizzes, Rough Drafts, Etc. (25-50 pts each)
    • 3-4 Unit Tests, Essays, Projects, Etc. (50-100 pts each)
  • Students will have nightly homework assignments that consist of reading and/or writing tasks.
  • They will also receive long-term assignments that may be worked on both in and out of class.
  • Parents and students can check on nightly homework and long-term assignments by logging on to the following website:
online resources
Online Resources

  • Then click on the appropriate class period.
extra credit
Extra Credit
  • Extra credit is available, in various forms, throughout the quarter.
  • Students should see me and I will work with them to generate an assignment that is worthy of the credit.
contact info
Contact Info
  • By Phone: 781-393-2325
  • Via Email:

some of the literature
Some of the Literature…

Quarter 1

  • Myths & Folktales
  • The Aeneid
  • The Hobbit
  • Interpreting poetry

Quarter 2

  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Night
  • Waiting for the Rain
  • Sonnets

Quarter 3

  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • A Separate Peace
  • Chinese and Japanese Poetry

Quarter 4

  • The House on Mango Street
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Twelfth Night
  • Various modern poems