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.
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
- Conducting research
- Utilizing technology as a tool for learning
There is no Frigate like a BookEmily DickinsonThere is no Frigate like a BookTo take us Lands awayNor any Coursers like a PageOf prancing Poetry –This Traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of Toll –How frugal is the ChariotThat bears the Human Soul –----Introduction to PoetryBilly CollinsI ask them to take a poemand hold it up to the lightlike a color slideor press an ear against its hive.I say drop a mouse into a poemand watch him probe his way out,or walk inside the poem’s roomand feel the walls for a light switch.I want them to waterskiacross the surface of a poemwaving at the author’s name on the shore.But all they want to dois tie the poem to a chair with ropeand torture a confession out of it.They begin beating it with a hoseto find out what it really means.