Welcome to Freshman English

  • Assignments will be posted to Google Classroom.

    Welcome to Freshman English !
    In accordance with the Tenafly High School English department:
    Freshman English provides instruction and experiences in each of the following language-based activities: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking! Instruction in language arts also includes viewing, understanding, and using non-textual visual information such as art or film. Both group and independent work will offer students the opportunity to draw inferences, develop vocabulary, and form reasoned opinions.
    Course readings introduce students to adult literature and are drawn from world mythology, English literature, and literature from or about Asia and Africa. The idea of the freshman English curriculum involves the sharing of the geographical interest (Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia) of the freshman social studies curriculum. All genres—poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction are included.
    For this class, you need to bring pens, pencils, a folder or binder and notebook paper.
    During the first semester we will concentrate on the following:
    Summer Reading
    Vocabulary instruction using the program, Membean, as well as learning vocabulary derived from the texts
    Writing skills
    Analytical, personal, and/or persuasive essays
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
    Somehow Tenderness Survives Edited by Hazel Rochman
    Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
    Short Stories and articles
    Independent Reading
    During the second semester we will concentrate on the following:
    Vocabulary instruction using the vocabulary program, Membean.  We will also learn vocabulary derived from the texts.
    Writing skills
    Analytical, personal, and/or persuasive essays
    Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    Short Stories and articles
    Independent Reading
    Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.


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