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English Language Arts (ELA)

COURSES AVAILABLE AT EACH GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9

  • CP English 9
  • Honors English 9
  • Resource English 9

Grade 10

  • CP English 10
  • Honors English 10
  • Resource English 10

Grade 11

  • CP English 11
  • Resource English 11
  • Honors English 11
  • Accounting 
  • AP Language and Composition

Grade 12

  • CP English 12
  • Resource English 12
  • Creative Writing
  • Resource English 12
  • Honors English 12
  • AP Literature

English Language Arts (ELA)

Our English Department uses Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts. All English courses provide the necessary preparation to achieve proficiency in all areas of the English Language Arts and build the foundation necessary to be successful on the MCAS test as well successful for college and career readiness.

The English Department offers a variety of courses to meet the needs of all learners and adequately prepares them for their post-secondary plans.

Our literature study emphasizes content interpretation and analysis through both oral and written communication while building vocabulary skills and increasing the student’s lexicon.
Our writing process will consist of drafting, revising and editing to produce final copy material. MCAS modeled writing assignments will be completed throughout the year. Students will read a combination of short stories, articles, poetry, novels, and plays. Additionally, students will focus on close reading, analytical writing, and language skills.

 

NOTEWORTHY projects
  • 9th: Survival, Coming of Age, and Prejudice
  • 10th: Duality of Man/Good v. Evil, Formation of Identity, Power and Leadership
  • 11th: Exploration and Exploitation, Construction of Individual and Society, Freedom
  • 12th: Reality and Perception, Human Nature and the Influence of Society, Functional/Dysfunctional Society
GRADUATION & MCAS REQUIREMENTS
  • Must pass  (65% or higher) 4 years of English 
  • Must pass English MCAS with a minimum score of 220
  • In order to earn John & Abigail Adams Scholarship, students must earn a proficient or advanced score on English MCAS
THIS PROGRAM RELIES HEAVILY ON THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SKILLS and/or DISCIPLINES
  • Reading Literature and Informational Text
  • Writing (formal and informal)
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language (i.e, grammar conventions, literary devices)
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis

BENEFITS IN CAREER PLACEMENTS THAT RELY ON SKILLS IN THE SUBJECT AREA

Many career opportunities rely on the skills taught in English Language Arts. Being proficient in ELA contributes to the success of all post-secondary academic pursuits as well as successful career readiness including professionalism. Verbal and written communication skills enhance interpersonal skills such as thoughtfulness and compassion for our graduates entering the workforce.