Welcome Class of 2021!

Welcome to our class website!  

I recommend bookmarking this site so you have fast access to class materials, study resources, a calendar for assignments and other tools for success.

Suggestion: Save any work you do in school on computers on your own flash drive or on your own email account or on Google docs.
You cannot access school accounts from home, so if you do not finish work here, you will find it impossible to do at home unless you can transport the files. 

On the bus to a game? Waiting in line at the grocery store? Bored?
Study your vocabulary online with the Quizlet app.

Forgot your book?

What's new? Fresh ideas to stir your thinking!

Literature challenges us to think in metaphors, but sometimes seeing the parallels can be puzzling. Let's practice using ideas and images that will be easy for you to relate to, such as the following photograph I snapped with my phone last summer. On a wall in a train station tunnel, I found a painting of a boy and his dog (click here for large image in your browser or view below in frame on this page.) Imagine their story. Is this image hopeful or hopeless? How does color influence your feelings about the image?

Have you checked our Google Classroom today?

On the left side of the stream of our main classroom page, you will see "Homework and Class Recap." Usually this post is at the top of the stream, but sometimes, I post after I have put up the homework. Therefore, clicking there will bring you right to the whole list with the most recent at the top.

Note: Welcome to a web resource that I hope will help you be successful not only in English 9, but also in all of your high school studies. You can become successful by developing practical study habits to help you organize. When you feel organized, you know what you have to do when, which then allows you to plan that valuable free time with friends and family.

This site will be updated often. For that reason, I recommend that you add it to the favorites in your browser. Because this is powered by Google, it may display most clearly in browsers such as Firefox or Chrome. It will display in Internet Explorer, but may features of the Google applications run a little slower in the Microsoft browser.

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Review each week at this link. 9B uses Level C and 9A uses Level D.