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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. 
 
Reading
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
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