English 9 Honors

Everything you need to be successful in DeMiero's English 9 Honors classes.
“Antigone” by Sophocles

“Antigone” by Sophocles

Overview One of the world’s greatest plays of all time, “Antigone” has endured for more than 2450 years. Written by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, this play is the final installment of his “Oedipus” cycle, which includes “Oedipus Rex,” “Oedipus at Colonus”...

First Semester Info

First Semester Info

Here we go! As we sail into the first semester, here is some information you’re going to need from Mr. DeMiero and Ms. Lewis: • E9H Syllabus 2016-2017 • English 9 Honors Initial Survey Each of these documents is a .pdf file, so all you need is Adobe Reader to...

Phillip Noyce’s “Rabbit-Proof Fence”

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

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...

Sherman Alexie’s “True Diary”

Sherman Alexie’s “True Diary”

About the Novel & Unit Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” is an award-winning fictional (but clearly strongly autobiographical) novel that follows the life of Junior – a Spokane Indian – as he navigates the challenges life throws...

Socratic Seminar Preparation

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)

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

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

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

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...

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