Welcome to Ms Shimon's Class
"Words are absolutely necessary for thinking, and with a minimum of words there is a minimum of thought. -- Aubrey Douglas
"If all my possessions were to be taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it I would regain all the others." --Daniel Webster
"If you cannot write well, you cannot think well, and if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you." --George Orwell
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English 9 Course Description: This introductory, year-long English class is required for all 9th grade students. This course will cover the following literature genres: short stories, epics, nonfiction, drama, novels, and poetry. The following writing genres will also be covered: narrative, expository, descriptive and technical. A research project will be included, as will public speaking, vocabulary, and grammar.
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*Pay attention to deadlines. Assignments are due at the beginning of class. Assignments that are turned in up to one day late are deducted 10%. After that, all late assignments are 50% off.
*Most tests can be retaken and many assignments can be redone.
*Extra credit is available, and can be used to raise total grade up to one letter grade.