Common Core Standards emphasis that students become proficient in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Research & Inquiry. The English department utilizes different strategies and curriculum to improve these four claims. To examples of this in action are vocabulary development and reading.
Vocabulary development is a major emphasis for the English - Language Arts Department this year. All of our students will benefit from extra work in this area. We have purchased Wordly Wise books for each student based on their Language Arts placement.
Parents can help by encouraging their son or daughter to do more reading at home. Every student atSanta Fe should be reading a book for pleasure for at least 30 minutes per night. Our goal is to have each student reading at or above grade level.
Department members meet regularly to make certain that our curriculum is standards based and meeting the needs of our students.
Our English department members are:
Ms. Shirley Conde - English Language Development, Reading Intervention, and 7th grade English.
Ms. Nedra Graham - 8th grade English; 8th grade Honors
Ms. Anna Hemingway - 6th and 8th grade English; 6th grade Honors
Mr. Steven Richardson: 6th grade English
Ms. Julie Smith - 7th grade English; 7th grade Honors