DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT:


Our goal is to create student autonomy by producing active readers who connect to various texts through their personal experiences, and express themselves effectively through writing.

NJ STANDARDS CLARIFICATION

 

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS


Monthly Report – November/December

 

 

  1. Ms. Stewart attends English Department PLC’s to discuss data analysis, pre-tests and SGO’s.

 

  1. Ms. Stewart continues to actively participate in Supervisor PLC meetings and the Focus School/ School Leadership Committee/, as well as STEM and DEAC.

 

  1. Informal observations on first year teachers have been completed and formal observations will be begin shortly.

 

  1. The English Department continues to discuss the Common Core, Understanding by Design, PLC’s, SGO’s, PARCC and website updating.

 

  1. The English Department has administered a pre-test to be used in tracking student growth, as well as the creation of interventions to increase students’ propensity for success.  This data is being compiled for use in student intervention, as well as student placement.

 

  1. All SGOs have been completed and submitted for review.

 

  7.    Mrs. Steet’s my journalism class is participating in the Scholastic Writing Contest:  Decide to Drive.  It is a student advocacy program that will raise awareness for distracted driving.  Here is the link for the contest:

http://www.scholastic.com/decidetodrive/

 

Junior Alexxus Hunter will be interning with KYW Newsradio during the months of October and November.  Alexxus was accepted into a rigorous internship program where she will have the opportunity to listen to lectures from various presenters in the industry, learn the techniques of writing sports and television news casts, write original scripts and complete production projects, and broadcast on air.  Alexxus also has the opportunity to earn scholarship awards for her success in the program.  Stay tuned to KYW Newsradio and cbsphilly.com and you just might hear from Alexxus.

 

 

  8.    Mr. Winters had poems published in two literary journals, Full of Crow and Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations.

 

9.    Christine Salvatore-Smith attended a one day writing workshop called "Shore Thing" in Atlantic City on Saturday, September 7th and learned some exciting new techniques for teaching Creative Writing.

 

10.  Karl Burrows is being honored by a mission group called Manna and A group called "Two Seconds or Less" which promotes peace. Both groups are also involved with spreading kindness to others and they are honoring him for a poem he wrote in our CP 3 English class.

 

11. MEDIA CLASSES

The Media II Classes are in groups of 2 or 3 and successfully going through a 5 day rotation between the studio and classroom. When in the classroom each group is producing their own original show segment. When in the studio they are rotating between the following positions: Anchor, Director/Switcher, Teleprompter/Computer Graphics, Audio, VTR, Camera/Lighting.

 

 

 

 

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