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There are many options in procuring affordable books for your English class:

  • Buy used books online (search by ISBN)
  • Browse used book stores
  • Visit your local library
  • Check for electronic texts online (PDF, ebook)
  • Borrow or buy books from older students

 All students are required to have the appropriate book in class!

"Do not be afraid.  Do not be satisfied with mediocrity.  Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."

- Saint John Paul

 A word about active reading journals:

You are expected to write a journal response to EVERY reading assignment (remember, reading and writing go hand in hand).  This response can include summary, questions, points of interest, character lists, even a personal relation to or with the text.  Responding in writing to your reading will develop your understanding and prepare you for extended writing assignments.  DO NOT GET BEHIND!


English Department Philosophy:

The mission of English education in the high school, while integrating the values and teachings of the Catholic Church, is to expose students to the beautiful art of expression, through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Students use literature in its many forms; short story, poetry, novel, essay, drama, and nonfiction to examine their perceptions of the present, the past, their personal values, and their potential and creativity.  Students will read and respond to the literature studied in class both affectively and evaluatively, use critical skills in reading unfamiliar texts in order to develop an appreciation of the art of expression on many levels.  Department classes also emphasize grammar and compositional skills required for effective communication in any venue.


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