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Jennifer Villalpando

Welcome to OHS!

Welcome Freshmen! We are excited to begin this year with you and to help you to be successful as you begin your high school career.

OHS has a long-standing tradition of excellence, and you have officially become a part of that tradition as a Pirate! English 9 and Pre-AP English 9 will be the foundation for nearly every class you take in high school. You will learn the tools and strategies that will help you to become a better reader, writer, speaker, listener, and most importantly, a thinker!

Your job is to show up and work hard, to participate at the highest level, to complete all of your assignments on time, and to do your very best every day. Our job is very much the same...  We will work hard and give you our very best to ensure that we all have a fantastic year!


Mrs. Villalpando


Pre-AP English 9 Reading List

This year in Pre-AP English 9, you will be expected to read 20-25 pages a night independently to the best of your ability. You will be reading the following novels:

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • A Long Way Gone by Ismael Beah
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton
  • Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  • Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

English 9 Reading List

This year in English 9, you will be expected to read novels of your own selection independently for 20-30 minutes each night. The books you choose should be suitable to your reading level and interesting to you. There will be times when we will give you specific genres that we want you to read, while other times you will have complete freedom to choose.

We will also read:

  • Short Stories
  • Non-Fiction Articles
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

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