Welcome to Chenango Forks High School and English 9R! I am looking forward to an excellent year. Throughout this academic year, we will develop and refine the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The content of English 9R coincides with the Common Core Learning Standards and the Chenango Forks English curriculum. During the course of this year, you will study a wide array of texts such as short stories, novels, poetry, and plays. You will also develop and expand on your writing skills by learning and using the writing process. By focusing on these skills, along with several works of literature, you will begin preparing for the Regents exam that you will take in eleventh grade. Most importantly, a solid understanding of these skills is necessary to pursue any profession or venue in life.