Department: English Course: English 9 Honors Teacher: Ms. Fierst


                                      Welcome to

             English 9 Honors!

My name is Ms. Fierst, and I am very much looking forward to being part of your journey into St. Francis Prep!  There is a great deal to learn this year involving literature, drama, short stories, and poetry.  Within these readings, we will be covering various literary terms, poetic devices, grammar rules, writing techniques, and organization strategies.  By the end of this school year, you will master writing a five-paragraph essay, as well.  My goal is to improve both your reading and writing skills so you can become effective communicators both on and off paper.

***Please email me with any questions/concerns at [email protected]***


Required Materials

Required Readings (subject to change)

  • 1 notebook for English only (preferably spiral)

  • 1 folder for English only

  • Charged iPad

  • Pen/pencil

  • Reading(s) for class


  • The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

  • Night - Elie Wiesel 

  • Othello - William Shakespeare

  • Excerpts from The Odyssey - Homer

  • 1 independent read

Short Stories

  • “The Most Dangerous Game”

  • “The Cask of Amontillado”

  • “The Necklace”


  • Edgar Allan Poe

  • Robert Frost

  • Robert Burns

  • Sandra Cisneros

  • Shakespearean sonnets


  • myperspectives- ELA National 9

  • Sadlier Vocabulary - Level D

Google Classroom Codes:

D period:  bh5yzz2

F period:  vlvj3lj

Google Classroom will be our primary form of communication; use the meet link on the homepage when logging on from home.

Course Policies:       

~ Let us foster the Franciscan traditions of peace, love and respect this year and always ~