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     Welcome to the Wantagh 6-12 English Department

     

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    Join us as we strive to prepare your child for the demands of 21st-century literacy.
     
    For more department updates, follow us on Twitter @WSDLiteracy
     

     
     
    Julie Beth Rosslee
    Secondary Director of ELA,  Reading, and Libraries
    (516) 679-6468
     
     

     
    Department Updates 
     
    WRAD
     
    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-JOURNALISTS ATTEND PRESS DAY 
     
     
    Press Day 2018

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    A Christmas Carol

    A DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’

     


    Children of Eden

    WANTAGH HS THEATER PRESENTS ‘CHILDREN OF EDEN’

     


     
     ESSPA

    HS STUDENT-JOURNALISTS CAPTURE 12 ESSPA AWARDS

     


     
    HW2018
     
    HALLOWEEN 2018
      

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    Mission Statement

    The mission of the English Department is to instill in students the love and practice of clear, concise, and creative communication of experience.
     
    Student Outcomes
     
    The students in our English classes will...
    • Comprehend both fictional and non-fictional writing and will link this writing to their lives.

    • Be familiar with both contemporary and classical writers.

    • Recognize and analyze the elements and characteristics of drama in the development of meaning.

    • Analyze prosody, form, and meaning in poetry.

    • Attain the power to speak logically and forcefully in favor of their ideas.

    • Develop the capacity to listen in order to understand and synthesize the ideas of others.

    • Master vocabulary through a variety of strategies.

    • Demonstrate the ability to use acceptable and grammatical sentence structure to communicate effectively and cogently.

    • Formulate ideas logically and write clearly.

    • Write non-expository prose competently.

    • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear thesis statement, develop cogent supports, and conclude logically and relevantly.

    • Apply expository writing skills to multiple types of writing, including persuasion, cause and effect, contrast and comparison, and analysis.

    • Use the higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and judgment in their writing.

    • Demonstrate the ability to use and apply research tools to investigate controversial issues, literary topics, and other matters or themes.

    • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to compete to the level of their ability on state-mandated and national exams.