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English Essentials

Mrs. R
Recommended Grade Levels:  9 or 10

This course is for 9th and 10th graders. English Essentials and English Foundtions may be taken in either order, but those students who completed English 9 at NHA in 2020-21 should register for English Foundations for the 2021-22 school year.  The major writing assignments for the year will be a character analysis, research essay, persuasive speech, book reports, and a sonnet. We will also have weekly vocabulary words.


Daily grammar work will be graded by the parent at home. (*You will need to purchase or borrow the Teacher's Edition to do this.) Grammar tests, literature assignments, and writing assignments will be collected and graded by the instructor.


Required Texts:

Fix It Grammar, Book 3 : Frog Prince or Just Deserts, ISBN 9781623411756
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons: Grade 9,
ISBN 9780936981598


Literature Selections:

You will need each one by the date listed. You may use an e-book, print edition, or an audiobook

Summer Reading:

Please read two of the following books and complete a book report for each novel. These reports will be due on the Sept. 14. Each report must be at least one page, typed. It must give a brief summary of the book and tell your opinion of it.

Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

Scythe, Neil Shusterman
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria Augusta Von Trapp
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom
Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis
Stolen Lives, Malika Oufkir
The Lions of Little Rock, Kristin Levine
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
Animal Farm, George Orwell


$125 per semester