Mr. Ward's

English Classes

9th and 10th Grade English

All AMI work is located on Google Classroom.

English 9 and 10, Regular and Pre-AP, are courses designed to explore a variety of literary genres from short stories and drama to poetry and novels, as well as writing narratives, informative, expository, and argumentative pieces. The courses are organized to build reading, writing, vocabulary, speaking, and listening skills.

Homework: Each student needs to read for at least 20 minutes each night. Students will turn in a reading log each Friday to document their time spent reading. Studies show that students who read more have a higher vocabulary. This higher vocabulary translates to a more polished personality as they apply for jobs and colleges.

Grading Policy: Different assignments are weighted differently in the gradebook. Each assignment will be graded as worth 100 points.


  • Tests 25%
  • Essays 25%
  • AR Points 20%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Classwork/Homework 10%
  • Bell Work 10%

Contact Mr. Ward

Phone/Text: (501) 500-4045

Email: jward@bulldogs.k12.ar.us

Accelerated Reader Requirements: Each student, unless learning on an IEP or 504 plan, is required to earn a certain number of AR points each nine weeks. Those goals are:

  • 9th grade Regular: 18 Points
  • 9th grade Pre-AP: 24 Points
  • 10th grade Regular: 20 Points
  • 10th grade Pre-AP: 26 Points
2019-2020 Lesson Plans on Web