English Department Mission:
To empower students to be contributing members of society by producing critical thinkers who apply reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing skills in order to communicate effectively.
English Department Goals:
All students have something worthwhile to say. Our purpose as an English Department is to help them say it better, both in writing and in speaking. We therefore emphasize the improvement of skills in all aspects of the language arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. Skill development is sequential and continuous. We do not use any single strategy for all students; rather, by using a variety of resources and approaches, we address the learning styles and multiple intelligences of all our students. The scope and sequence of the English program is based on the District syllabus and the State Standards, both of which take into consideration the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English.
School District English Department Statement on Plagiarism and Academic Ethics:
To see English courses offered click on the following links:
Greenville High School Literary Perceptions
Do you remember how much you looked forward to having your elementary school teacher show your work in the classroom? That feeling stays with us even as adults. This site therefore allows our students to have that experience through an electronic medium. We truly care what you think and invite you to peruse and comment on the work presented here.
Click here to view Illuminated Poem projects developed by students.
Click here to view WebQuests developed by students.
Click here to view Samples of Work by Students in Honors and Advanced Placement Classes.
Click here to view PowerPoint projects commemorating famous authors.
Hall of Fame Projects
Click here to view student PowerPoint projects commemorating famous alumni.
Writing Assessment Form
Our English Department uses a Writing Assessment Form/Five Point Rubric Evaluation to help our students assess their work. Click here to see the form and feel free to copy it for your use.
Dr. Zaidman's College Application Essay Hints
Click here for some helpful hints on essay writing for college applications by Dr. Bernard Zaidman, English Department Head.
South Carolina Curriculum Standards for Language Arts
Kathy Schrock's guide for Educators
The OWL at Purdue offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style.
For Online Journals and other Web Resources