English

In our English Department we push our students to become better readers and for the most part we do that with awesome, exciting and enticing text selections, lots of which over the years have come from contemporary literature.

Our students share their favorite books read in English class.

Reading for style, author's context
Argumentative essay/claim
Essay rewrites
Writing with brevity
Research essay

Reading for theme and character
Annotation Skills
Sentence structure Paragraph
Use of evidence
Five paragraph essay

Stack of Books

Reading and writing through a critical lens
Reading with historical and cultural context
Research writing

Reading for structure, style, voice and author's craft
Close Reading Skills
Best evident paragraph
Independent reading and annotation
Thesis and five paragraph essay
Writing to persuade

9th Grade Foundations
  • Mondays Not Coming
 by Tiffany D. Jackson

  • A Raisin in the Sun
 by Lorraine Hansberry

  • The Coldest Winter Ever
 by Sista Souljah

  • Assata: An Autobiography
 by Assata Shakur
10th Grade World Literature
  • The Kite Runner 
by Khaled Hosseini
  • 
Things Fall Apart 
by Chinua Achebe

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time 
by Mark Haddon
  • 
A Long Way Gone 
by Ishmael Beah

  • Like Water for Chocolate 
by Laura Esquivel

11th Grade American Literature
  • Everything I Never Told You
 by Celeste Ng
  • 
Circe 
by Madeline Millburn
  • 
Gathering of Old Men 
by Ernest J Gaines
  • 
Sula 
by Toni Morrison
12th Grade British Literature
  • The Kite Runner
 by Khaled Hosseini
  • 
Things Fall Apart 
by Chinua Achebe
  • 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
 by Mark Haddon