English Language Arts 7 - 12

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    Welcome...   

    to the English Department Website!

    Welcome to the Marion Junior Senior High School English Department website.

     

    MAJOR OBJECTIVES FOR THE YEAR:

    •    Engage in “close reading” of a text (make inferences!).

    •    Identify and examine the role of literary devices within a text.

    •    Provide textual evidence to support a claim.

    •    Strive to become more clear, persuasive and confident writers.

    •    Make connections to the texts we read.

    •    Broaden vocabulary and master specific aspects of grammar.

    •    Become critical and creative thinkers with a passion for learning!



    All of our work within English this year will propel us towards these goals.




    GREAT READS! For all you current and aspiring bookworms out there, check out this AWESOME list of Time Magazine's Top 100 Young Adult Books of All Time!



      

    Looking for a new read? 

    Find something memorable at this site.
    Best Young Adult Novels
    Young Adult Book Lists
    Good Reads
    Courtesy of Mid-Continent Public Library
    Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
    Courtesy of Bettendorf Public Library Teen Page
    YA Books in Series and Sequels
    Guy-favorite book titles
    Guys Read
    Thesaurus
    Dictionary
    Adopt a Word 
    This site will improve your vocabulary skills and give rice to people in need.
    Free Rice
    Visit this site for biographical information and more.
    Diamond Library website
    Discovering Elizabethan England
    History Site:  History Channel
    History Site:  PBS
    This website has many primary sources.
    History Site:  Digital History
    Great for students seeking information about the most significant people,
    events, and topics in U.S. History.
    U.S. History in Context
    This database includes information on topics beginning with
    the origin of our nation through to the 21st century.
    American History
    Explore topics from domestic, economic, intellectual, material 
    and recreational life throughout history from 10,000 BCE 
    through the 21st century.
    Daily Life Through History
    Try the Super Search feature!
    Diamond Library Database
    Information about government and presidents
    Presidential Links
    Information about government and presidents
    Presidential Links
    View newspapers from around the world to help you with your research!
    Newspaper Map