English 9 Regents
Miss Rohe/Mrs. Urbanski
Overview: Welcome to English 9 Regents! We are both extremely excited to be working with you this school year. The purpose of English 9 is to provide you with a firm understanding and foundation in the skills of language arts. We will be reading, writing, speaking and listening together throughout the year. In order to assure your success in all of these areas we will study a variety of literary genres such as fiction, non-fiction, short stories, essays, novels, and a Shakespearian play.
Major Texts and Units Covered:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
All But My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein
The Odyssey by Homer
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Your grades will be comprised of your total points earned in the following areas:
Test and Quizzes
Participation- We expect you to give us your full participation and cooperation at all times.
Writing assignments- We will explore several aspects of the writing process throughout the year in order to focus on critical thinking and
Projects- We will be utilizing a variety of print, primary, media and electronic resources for special assignments throughout the year.
Portfolio- We will be constantly revising and discussing our progress as academic writers throughout the course of the year. By the end of our year together you will have created a final, finished portfolio that will include several examples of your ninth grade writing experience.
Our expectations of you:
Be on time= You are now a high school student, therefore, we expect you to act as such. Unless otherwise detained and provided with a pass, you will be in your seat, ready to work when the bell rings. These rules will be enforced through school guidelines and disciplinary procedures.
Be Prepared= You will come to each class session with all of the required materials that you will need for the day. You will not be allowed to go to your locker after the beginning of class, so you must learn to be prepared!
Be Polite= We run a classroom of mutual respect. We will show you the utmost respect at all times and we expect you to do the same in return. Every person in our classroom has a right to speak and be respected. We expect you to show your peers as much respect as you show your teachers.
Homework=Homework will be assigned regularly. Failure to complete homework will result in a detention as well as a deduction of points.
Absences= If you are absent from school it is your responsibility to find out what you have missed. A folder with each day’s assignments will be present in the classroom. You will be responsible for checking the folder when you have returned from your absence, and turning in assignments no later than one week after you first received it.