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As the English Department at Frazee High School, we believe it our mission to improve all students’ writing, reading, speaking, and critical thinking skills. Across grade levels, courses reinforce the skills and habits to be life-long learners.

The courses we offer include studies in English 7, English 8, Literary Elements, World Literature, American Literature, and British Literature. In addition to these core courses we offer a number of electives: Media, Creative Writing, Publications, and Film & Literature. We also offer four "College in the High School" courses: College Introduction to Public Speaking - COMM 1120, College Introduction to Literature ENG 2236, & College Composition ENG 1101 & 1205.

Students will:

· learn to produce coherent and cohesive writing, use precise vocabulary, and develop topics with purposeful structure and organization; and to write for multiple purposes and multiple audiences. Students develop the perseverance they need to approach writing as a process through prewriting, peer review, and revision.

· develop an interest in reading and learn to consume culture critically: they think critically about what they read and the world in which they live. Students read literature from multiple genres, cultures, and times to inspire discussion and reflection about what it means to be human.

· respond critically and thoughtfully to each other through discussion and to present information for multiple purposes and audiences.

· practice fruitful and responsible collaboration in the classroom and across multiple online platforms.

I can be reached at: 218-334-3181 ext. 5306 /

Classroom number: Room 306

Fundamental Purpose: High levels of learning for ALL!