Ms. Palamara

English Teacher

Contact Information

Elizabeth Palamara

Rooms 234 and 119

Email: epalamara@westfieldnjk12.org

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Course Descriptions

English I

English I examines how individuals, communities, and cultures form and maintain distinctive identities in an increasingly globalized world. The literature study explores the ways in which written and oral language reflect the essential aspects of the human condition as well as examines the diversity of people and cultures. An emphasis on the writing process complements the study of literature to develop skills in expository prose, personal, narrative, and research-based writing.

English III

English III is the required junior English course. Emphasizing either the chronological sweep of American literature or a thematic development of important issues and ideas, English III offers students the opportunity to express themselves as independent thinkers within the context of their lives. Through juxtaposing student voices in the classroom with the voices of the authors, the course emphasizes the value and power of individuality and honors the diversity of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, experience and ideology that characterizes American literature.

English III Apps

English III is the required junior English course. Emphasizing either the chronological sweep of American literature or a thematic development of important issues and ideas, English III offers students the opportunity to express themselves as independent thinkers within the context of their lives. Through juxtaposing student voices in the classroom with the voices of the authors, the course emphasizes the value and power of individuality and honors the diversity of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, experience and ideology that characterizes American literature. In addition English III (2030) is a skill-intensive approach to the existing English III curriculum (see description above). This course places a heavier emphasis on the acquisition and development of language arts skills. Students acquire strategies to improve their reading comprehension, writing development, vocabulary acquisition and study skills.

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