The English Department strives to educate, equip, and propel students from all areas of academic capabilities and backgrounds to the next level of progress, whichever path and journey that may be. Comprised of a team of professionals, the department collaborates on a variety of techniques to utilize in the classroom at each grade level; included within those discussions are ways to challenge and develop the student, while weaving our own unique teaching styles into the fabric of the TN State Standards.
The students can expect, on a daily basis, to be challenged, encouraged, and motivated to use their strengths and strengthen their weaknesses in the areas of Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and Speaking/Listening. Common assessments throughout various literature units, extended grammar practice, and composition assignments (ie Research Projects) are all applied at each grade level. Streamlining these assessments and dissecting each employed standard is of utmost importance to the department. Provided below are the links to said Standards:
English Language Arts Tennessee Academic Standards