Letter of introduction High School Summer Reading English 9-10 Syllabus


Greetings and welcome to English 9/10!  I am looking forward to another good year at PCA!  This year we will continue our study of grammar, literature, writing, and vocabulary/spelling as we review and add new information. In addition to the short stories, poems, and nonfiction works we explore, we will read a play by Shakespeare as well as several novels.  We will continue our study of Latin and Greek roots and review spelling rules in order to better present our ideas to others. We will also begin to prepare for the PSAT and SAT by becoming familiar with the typos of questions included on both tests and by developing strategies to analyze and answer those questions.

All the elements of English involve words. Whether we think them, read them, write them, or speak them aloud, words have power.  For that reason, it is important to choose our words correctly and wisely.  Our task this year will be to learn ways in which we can do that.

Our class verse for the 2016-2017 school year is Psalm 19:14: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.”

For your information, I have attached a letter of introduction and a class syllabus to this page.

If you have any questions – now or throughout the school year – please contact me at the above email address.


Mrs. Pyles

One more thing:  Remember that summer reading logs and projects are due on the first day of school, Monday, August 29!  You will find the instructions document at the top of this page.