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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Basic English 9-12

This course has an equal emphasis on literature and composition.  The study of literature covers short stories, poetry, nonfiction, novels and drama.  In conjunction with these literary genres, elements of literature, such as irony, symbolism, and mood are studied.  The study of composition includes the development of research and essay writing skills; students will also learn to recognize and correct common mechanical / grammatical errors.  Students will have a variety of writing experiences.

All students are expected to participate in classroom discussions, take notes, and respond critically to conversations.  

Grammar, mechanics and the writing process will also be heavily taught throughout this course on a daily basis.


This site is designed to help you succeed in my English 9-12 class.  You can access assignments and learn more about what we are studying in class. Sometimes, I will post extra credit options here, so visit often.



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Communication between school and home is vital for your child’s progress. Please feel free to contact me about any concern you may have. You may send me an email or leave me a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can, but usually I can’t reply during school hours. Please make an appointment if you want to have a lengthy discussion.

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Mrs. Houghton 
Room:  E228
Phone:  (616) 696-1200 x6172
Email:  click here

Basic English 9-12Top of Page

Basic English 9-12
Assignment 1
Assignment 2

English 9 Top of Page

Team Teacher with Mrs. Helenius
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English 12 Top of Page

Team Teacher with Ms. Helenius
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