• WELCOME TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

    It is the goal of the English Language Arts Department to develop the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of each Sharon High School student. The ELA curriculum will introduce students to a diverse array of texts, and provide them with opportunities to learn about themselves, their community, and the wider world.

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  • Students will work on the following skills in each of their ELA classes: 
    • Reading and analyzing diverse texts
    • Writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
    • Speaking and listening
    • Solving problems
    • Collaborating
    • Conducting research
    • Utilizing technology as a tool for learning

     

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    There is no Frigate like a Book 
    Emily Dickinson
     
    There is no Frigate like a Book
    To take us Lands away
    Nor any Coursers like a Page
    Of prancing Poetry –
    This Traverse may the poorest take
    Without oppress of Toll –
    How frugal is the Chariot
    That bears the Human Soul –
     
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    Introduction to Poetry
    Billy Collins
     
    I ask them to take a poem
    and hold it up to the light
    like a color slide
     
    or press an ear against its hive.
     
    I say drop a mouse into a poem
    and watch him probe his way out,
     
    or walk inside the poem’s room
    and feel the walls for a light switch.
     
    I want them to waterski
    across the surface of a poem
    waving at the author’s name on the shore.
     
    But all they want to do
    is tie the poem to a chair with rope
    and torture a confession out of it.
     
    They begin beating it with a hose
    to find out what it really means.