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English Department

English Department


Learning with the New York Times is a great way to improve your written communication skills in a real-world application. Check out Word of the Day, Crossword Puzzles and suggested conversation starters for parents.

Teaching spelling and vocabulary is easy with VocabularySpellingCity! Students can study and learn their word lists using vocabulary and spelling learning tools and quizzes to help students with spelling and vocabulary skills.

There's a cool website for students to write creatively. Check out Make Beliefs Comix. Bill Zimmerman designed this site as a place where writers could create their own world and free themselves from their immediate problems. You pick the characters and their emotions, write their thoughts and dialogue, edit the strip, then print it or email it to yourself and your friends.

Here's one I love that's great for any grade level (K-12). Adults can give and get a lot from it too. It's called FreeRice. It has two goals: Improving your English vocabulary and ending world hunger by providing rice to hungry people. For every vocabulary word you answer correctly, Free Rice will donate 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program.

English Placement Criteria

Waivers and Differences between Eng CC and Advanced classes.

Summer Reading Assignment for Advanced 7th Grade English

Summer Reading Assignment for Advanced 8th Grade English