English DepartmentProgram Leader:Email:Website:Phone:Fax:Office:Admin. Asst.:Jane Day, Department Headhttps://sites.google.com/site/jdayamlit15/781-861-2320 x69254781-861-2440LHS, Room 228Suzanne Rooney 781-861-2320 x69254
NOTICE: English Placement Review - Writing Sample
All students who choose to go through the process of placement review will be required to sit for an analytical writing sample during I Block on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
9th Grade - Room 173
10th and 11th Grade - Room 231
Note to class of 2019: Use the information in this slide show to guide your course selection for next year. There are several new courses for next year and a range of topics, so there is something for everyone! Please be sure to make two requests, just in case something does not run or if there is not enough space in a course.Sophomore Poetry Project - Class of 2017Sophomore Poetry Project - Class of 2018Read Outloud ProjectPlease Note: This link can be accessed by anyone in Lexington, when they are logged into @lexma account - by going to the site app - and choosing "browse sites"Mission StatementThe English program at Lexington High School is designed to improve all students’ writing, reading, speaking, and critical thinking skills. Across grade levels, courses reinforce the skills and habits of mind students need to be life-long learners.
· learn to produce coherent and cohesive writing, use precise vocabulary, and develop topics with purposeful structure and organization; and to write for multiple purposes and multiple audiences. Students develop the perseverance they need to approach writing as a process through prewriting, peer review, and revision.
· develop an interest in reading and learn to consume culture critically: they think critically about what they read and the world in which they live. Students read literature from multiple genres, cultures, and times to inspire discussion and reflection about what it means to be human.
· respond critically and thoughtfully to each other through discussion and to present information for multiple purposes and audiences.
· practice fruitful and responsible collaboration in the classroom and across multiple online platforms.