As the biggest department on campus, we strive to be the best English teachers we can be, in order to better service our unique population. Each class is designed to focus on particular areas of reading, writing, comprehension, and literary skills in preparation for the next levels of English courses, college, and to be everyday real-world readers. Below is a description of each course:
Reading Advancement: helps ELLs and struggling readers, focuses on basic reading/writing skills, online based (Achieve 3000) and teacher-facilitated students are exposed to current events/high-interest reading.
Freshman/Sophomore English: focuses on nonfiction/high-interest reading, scaffolded reading & writing skills, history-based cross-curricular assignments/projects, and foundation building for the next levels of English.
Junior English: classic to contemporary American literature, cross-curricular project-based units, high-interest reading material, scaffolded writing strategies, cultural connections, round table discussions.
Senior English: students read Shakespeare to contemporary literature, think outside the box, form opinions based on textual evidence, learn to format in MLA, and prepare for college reading and writing.