English

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Throughout their four years of English studies, H-F students develop their reading, writing, oral communication and critical-thinking skills. As they study a variety of literary genres, students gain insight into the archetypal experiences of people of different cultures and eras, and they ponder critical questions of the human experience. Through researching, writing and speaking for a variety of purposes, students further their abilities to form and support opinions in a clear, coherent manner. Thus, the English program at H-F develops students' academic skills, while allowing them both independent and collaborative experiences to achieve holistic growth and simultaneously prepare for standardized exams.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

READING & LITERATURE
Students will...

  • Understand the role of prior knowledge in comprehension

  • Develop a hierarchy of questions to aid comprehension

  • Increase their vocabularies

  • Engage in literary and rhetorical analysis

 

WRITING & LANGUAGE
Students will...

  • Write for a purpose

  • Develop cogency and coherency of thought

  • Expand their use of rhetorical strategies

  • Improve their sentence structure and styling

  • Employ correct grammar, punctuation, idioms and spelling

 

SPEAKING & LISTENING
Students will...

  • Learn and familiarize themselves with common public speaking strategies

  • Deliver informative and argumentative speeches and presentations

  • Respond analytically to pieces of fiction and non-fiction through verbal communication

  • Critique speeches for their use of rhetorical strategies

 

RESEARCH
Students will...

  • Conceptualize a topic for research

  • Identify and access databases

  • Reference and cite sources properly

  • Construct an annotated bibliography

  • Compose a Works Cited page

  • Evaluate the credibility and quality of a source

Department Staff 

Department Chair:
Jeanne Miller 708-335-5575



Faculty & Staff:

Tracy Badger – 708-799-3000, ext. 5166
Reginald Brown – 708-799-3000, ext. 5151
Anne Calderon - 708-799-3000, ext. 5150
Kathryn Cole - 708-799-3000, ext. 5794
Catherine Ross-Cook – 708-799-3000, ext. 5154
Alana Drude – 708-799-3000, ext. 5153
Bailey Golliday — 708-799-3000, ext. 5916
Matt Holdren - 708-799-3000, ext. 5874
Lauren Howard — 708-799-3000, ext. 5165
Rachael Kucharski - 708-799-3000, ext. 5580
Carrie May - 708-799-3000, ext. 5164
Jason Miller – 708-799-3000, ext. 5152
Kanoa Mulling - 708-799-3000, ext. 5167
Sahar Mustafah – 708-799-3000, ext. 5149
Ameera Odeh – 708-799-3000, ext. 5141
Mary Kate Pack – 708-799-3000, ext. 5147
Sarah Pittman - 708-799-3000, ext. 6613
Leah Sauvage – 708-799-3000, ext. 5143
Tiffany Stewart-Williams - 708-799-3000, ext. 5162
Joseph Upton – 708-799-3000, ext. 5146
Jake Vallicelli - 708-799-3000, ext. 5148

 

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