The English Department

In an effort to meet high school graduation requirements, English course curriculum will focus on Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. In addition to academically driven work, students are also encouraged to collaborate in small groups in an effort to promote interpersonal skills, which will help prepare them for post-secondary experience.


Evidence of close reading

Evidence of reading comprehension and interpretation through a variety of texts

Conducting research

Reading non-fiction texts in support of projects and essays


Writing reflective pieces

Writing argumentative essays

Writing literary analysis essays

Composing narrative essays

Engaging in the writing process

Speaking and Listening

Participating effectively in a range of discussion topics

Presenting in front of peers and/or public

Developing note-taking skills

Developing questions for future discussions