English 9 Honors

Everything you need to be successful in DeMiero's English 9 Honors classes.

Phillip Noyce’s “Rabbit-Proof Fence”

“Rabbit-Proof Fence” A powerfully poignant film, Phillip Noyce’s “Rabbit-Proof Fence” would be compelling on its own, but it becomes even more devastating when you learn that it’s based largely on a true story. In order to best appreciate the film, it’s important to...

Feed and learn

How would like to help feed people around the world who might otherwise go hungry? And how would you like to improve your English skills at the same time? Well, thanks to this innovative website from the United Nations, you can do both. That’s right, all you have to...

Socratic Seminar Preparation

Here’s the information you’ll need to prepare for the upcoming (and future) Socratic Seminars. Remember that the key to any successful seminar is the degree to which each of you dig into the text and are prepared to discuss it and make meaning from it. Click on the...

Narrative Essay (College Application Essay)

College Application Essay (Narrative Essay) Assignment For the past several years, all students in English classes at MTHS have written a common essay – specifically, a narrative essay modeled after the essays that most universities require of their applicants. This...

Independent Reading Project – Book No. 1

Part of your responsibilities as an English 9 Honors student is to do some serious reading outside the classroom. We’ve decided this year to have you read at least three books of your choosing from the College Board’s list of 101 books for college-bound students, or...

Poetic Devices Presentations

Just as we can use literary tools to understand novels or films, we use poetic devices to help us examine poetry. This is an opportunity for us  better understand these devices as a community in our poetry café. Your group will be randomly assigned to focus on one of...

Poetry Anthology Project

During the Café Firenze experience, we have listened to and read a great deal of poetry. Since so much of poetry is personal, this is an opportunity to identify poems that have resonated and connected with you. Therefore, you will gather poems that mean something to...

You’ve been given a Direct Order to Rock Out!

As part of the Café Firenze poetry experience, you'll be asked to write some original poems. The first assignment is to write a piece in the spirit of Anis Mojgani's "Direct orders." Here's the Rock Out Assignment. Remember, you'll be asked to read your poem to the...

Project Greenlight’s “Stolen Summer”

Here’s a real sleeper of a film that came from the most unlikely of places – a reality show on HBO. It’s rare that a film explores the complex themes of faith, coming of age and prejudice in any meaningful manner, but this film somehow pulls it off quite well. It’s...

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