English

Department Chairperson: Catherine Smythe
(914) 238 7201 x2631
CaSmythe@ccsd.ws

Co-Chairperson: Valentin, Daniel
DaValentin@ccsd.ws
(914) 238-7201 x2507

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Program

The English curriculum encourages students to refine their thinking skills through the study of language, composition, literature, and media. Students read both classic and contemporary literature, discuss literary works in relation to their meanings, form, style, and structure, and develop a growing vocabulary of critical terms. In addition, students are required to write in a variety of forms and styles, both analytic and creative, and to become more sensitive to the logical development of ideas and the manipulation of language. The English program also allows for the critical examination of various media, the development of speaking and listening skills, and the acquisition of vocabulary and strategies for proper English usage. All students must take four years of English and must, under the NYS Standards, pass them in order to receive a high school diploma.

English Staff

Jacqueline Abair

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Valerie Brunow

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Tiffany DePeralta

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Rebecca Ebstein

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Cindy Greenberg

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Helen Harrison

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Kristie Keener

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Anna Kushnir

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Melissa Lugo

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Allison Mitchell

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Jacqueline Morelli

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Lauren Nero

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Brian Petruso

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Heidi Serrano

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Catherine Smythe

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Department Chairperson

Susan Twomey (Lunnie)

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Daniel Valentin

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Department Co-Chairperson

Upper Level Course Offerings

ENGLISH 17-18 ELECTIVE COURSES OFFERED BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

 

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Advanced Placement English

Advanced Placement English

Advanced Placement English

Advanced Placement English

American Wilderness

Beyond Boundaries

American Protest: Declarations of Independence

American Dream,

American Nightmare

American Wilderness

Beyond Boundaries

Modern World Literature

British Literature

Ancient Greek Literature

World of Shakespeare

Ethics and Existence

Psychology in Literature

Ethics and Existence

Psychology in Literature

Humanities I

Humanities II

Humanities I

Humanities II

Forces of Myth in Literature

Film Study

Forces of Myth in Literature

Film Study

Literary Journalism

Creative Writing

Literary Journalism

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Senior English Seminar

Creative Writing

Senior English Seminar

Writing and Communications

Writing and Communications

Writing and Communications

Writing and Communications

       

*Offerings subject to change