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English Department

Subject: 
English
“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.”  - Lyndon Johnson

It is the goal of the English department at Northglenn High School to use our content area expertise to help students meet the particular challenges of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in all disciplines of a high school education.  Students will be able to:

-demonstrate independence in comprehending and evaluating complex texts in addition to seeking out and using various academic resources

-build strong content knowledge and share their knowledge through writing and speaking

-respond to and adapt communication for varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline

-be engaged, open-minded, and discerning readers and listeners that comprehend as well as critique

-use and cite relevant evidence when analyzing texts and supporting their own thinking

-employ technology thoughtfully to enhance reading, writing, speaking, and listening

-actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures, and to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds