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Honors English 9

Honors 9 is all about honing your writing and reading skills. To that end, we will read, read, read and write, write, write, write.  Each of the quarters has a major text that accompanies it:


Quarter 1- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

Quarter 2- Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

Quarter 3- Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

Quarter 4- The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Along with these, we will be reading short stories and poems by various authors, with a few more novels thrown in for good measure.  Our standard week will follow this outline:


Manic Monday-  Content and class text

Ode to a Tuesday- Poetry

Whacky Wednesday- Reading Day

Bloody Thursday- Writing Day

Friday Funday- Class discussion