•  

     Welcome to the Wantagh 6-12 English Department

     

     Image result for wantagh high school english department
     
    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 
     
     Children of Eden
     

    WANTAGH THEATRE PRESENTS ‘CHILDREN OF EDEN’

    Wantagh Theatre proudly presents Stephen Schwartz’s “Children of Eden,” to be held in the Wantagh High School auditorium on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    “Children of Eden” is a two-act musical based on the Book of Genesis. Act I tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel while Act II tells the story of Noah and the Flood. Although the play addresses biblical subject matter, its universal theme is about family and love.

    Written by the composer of “Wicked,” the fantastical musical is sponsored by the Talty family, the Wantagh Foundation for Educational Excellence, South Shore Customs and Dr. Jane Arena, DDS. Tickets are available at wantaghhs.seatyourself.biz

     

     
     ESSPA

    HS STUDENT-JOURNALISTS CAPTURE 12 ESSPA AWARDS

    Under the direction of Peter Kravitz, the Wantagh Warrior newspaper journalists captured 12 individual awards during the annual Empire State Scholastic Press Association contest, held at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications on Oct. 26. The students garnered a gold, three silver, five bronze and three honorable mention award for articles and portfolios written during the 2017-2018 school year.

    The district’s single gold award was garnered by Audrey Abbate, currently a freshman at Lasell College, for a news story about her friend Mike Pastore, a Wantagh High School senior and pilot, who made a terrifying emergency landing at Robert Moses Beach.

    Silver awards were received by Shirly Londaño, who wrote about the late 15-year-old friend Genesis Cornejo, who after moving to Houston was sexually assaulted and murdered by MS-13. Jess Nealon and Grace Tague, currently a Manhattan College freshman, each won a silver award in the category of news photo. It was the fifth journalism award during Grace’s high school journalism career.  

    Bronze awards were each received by Christian Encarnacion and Megan Fehling in the sports columnist category, Allie Kelsey in the category of columnist, Jenna Miller for her entertainment review portfolio and Brandon Schroh for an entertainment review.

    Lastly, Reilly Brady received an honorable mention for a news story. Editor-in-Chief Grace Anne McKenna also received an honorable mention in the sports columnist category, while Juliet Watstein’s entertainment review also won an honorable mention.

    The Wantagh School District congratulates Mr. Kravitz and the student-journalists on this outstanding accomplishment.




     
    HW2018
     
    Wantagh HS English teachers taking their job very seriously this Halloween 2018 
      

  •  
    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.

     
      
     
  • HS STUDENT-JOURNALISTS CAPTURE 12 ESSPA AWARDS

    Under the direction of Peter Kravitz, the Wantagh Warrior newspaper journalists captured 12 individual awards during the annual Empire State Scholastic Press Association contest, held at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications on Oct. 26.

    Comments (-1)
  • HALLOWEEN 2018

    The Wantagh High School English Department takes their job very seriously this Halloween as "The Grammar Police."

    Comments (-1)