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English 7 and 8

Students will meet the California Common Core Standards in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students read and analyze various genres of literature including novels, poetry, essays, and plays along with non-fiction and informational texts.

Technology is integrated into the curriculum including word-processing, library research projects using online databases along with internet research, the use if iPads, Chrome books, and multi-media presentations.

Placement of Students for English

There are four levels of English

English 7/8 College Prep: For students that are performing at grade level.

English 7/8 Honors: For students that are performing above grade level

Read 180: This course helps reluctant and struggling readers master essential reading skills, develop academic vocabulary using high-interest reading materials along with individualized computer instruction.

English 3D: An accelerated Academic Vocabulary class for English learners.

English Department
  • Jan Ferrer
  • Amy Kroes
  • Nancy Masse
  • Ana Silva
  • Katrina Peeples
  • Karen Polinsky
  • Carolyn Ross
  • Justina Weinbender