• English Department Philosophy
    The mission of the Wilson School District Language Arts Department is to increase student achievement through setting clear goals, to establish standards-based curriculum aligned with authentic assessments, and to foster effective communication.  The curriculum is not an end in itself, but a means of helping students to learn what is considered essential for preparing them to fulfill adult roles in society and realize their potential as individuals.  The goal for each student is to become a self-directed, lifelong learner who analyzes the complexity and richness of the world.
    Providing reading, writing, speaking, and listening opportunities in a variety of ways will promote the development of critical thinkers and literate citizens.  Rigorous expectations are set as teachers employ the best instructional strategies to guide students through relevant experiences across curriculum and grades.  Meaningful educational opportunities are based on appropriate learning levels frequently structured in student-centered instruction.  

    Click HERE for English Department Course Scope and Sequence 

    Department goals for every Wilson High School graduate:

    Writing:  Effectively write in various genre for various audiences in order to

    • Explain (narrative, expository, technical),

    • Express (prose, poetry),

    • Persuade, Challenge or Change thinking (persuasive),

    • Analyze (research, literary analysis)


    • Read and respond to text in various genres for various purposes (to entertain, to inform, to improve comprehension and fluency).

      • Literature – novels, short stories, myth, allegories, parodies, satire, graphic novels, drama, and poetry

      • Non-fiction – exposition, argument, personal essays, speeches, opinion pieces, editorials, biographies, memoirs, journalism, technical writing

    • Retain lifelong reading habits through independent reading

    Speaking:  Effectively communicate with varied audiences for varied purposes

    • Explain (narrative, expository, technical),

    • Express (prose, poetry),

    • Persuade, Challenge or Change thinking (persuasive)
    The mission is to empower all students to pursue their educational and career goals by providing a relevant, engaging and challenging learning environment.      

    High School English Department Supervisor: Dean Damiani damdea@wilsonsd.org
Last Modified on December 16, 2015