English 9

Welcome to Ms. Follansbee’s English 9 Homepage. Please note that JupiterGrades is your best resource for this class. There you will find homework assignments as well as digital copies of all handouts and links to audio podcasts of reading assignments. Be in the habit of checking Jupiter Grades regularly!

About the class:

This class serves as an introduction to the argument, analysis, and research skills you will need throughout high school and throughout life. The goal is to build your individual and independent competence with reading and writing skills.

What do I need?

Incoming ninth graders want to be well-prepared and often have many questions about what high school is like. There will be a student info day just for 9th graders where you will meet your teachers and get to ask questions. However, if you want to get a jump start on materials--in my English class you need something to write with and something to write on every day. There are frequent handouts, so most students prefer a binder, but some like a notebook/folder combination. I want you to be prepared and organized every day, so get what works best for you!


Please feel free to email with any questions (rfollansbee@wocsd.org)

In this course, and throughout the school, our mission is to empower all students through individualized instruction to become literate critical thinkers and problem solvers committed to civic engagement.