English Language Arts

Critical Readers and Thinkers, Accomplished Communicators
English Language Arts at EHS offers students opportunities to grow academically and personally with a focus on strengthening student voice and agency through the development of literacy and communication skills. Through the semesterised academic schedule students have the freedom to select from thematic course offerings twice a year. With a focus on depth vs. breadth, students engage deeply in one literary theme, concept, or movement over the course of the semester drawing connections across multiple texts and media sources to develop a comprehensive understanding of the course material. Students engage with these themes through rigorous writing tasks across genres including analytical, argumentative, and narrative styles. In addition, all courses focus on developing students' verbal communication and active listening skills through a student-centered teaching model. 
Current courses include:
African American Literature
Creative Writing
Feminism in Literature
Exiles in Literature
The Hero's Journey
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
Richard Wright, Native Son
James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
Homer, The Odyssey
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
Shakespeare, Macbeth
Michael Patrick MacDonald, All Souls