Welcome to the Tenafly High School English Department
The Tenafly High School English department seeks to encourage each student to develop his or her capacity to read, to write, to speak, to listen, and, underlying all, to think. English courses provide instruction and experiences in each of these fundamental language-based activities. Course readings are drawn from the literature of several traditions and cultures with the intent of engaging students with a variety of voices. These readings address the recurring questions of human experience and create occasions for writing.
In grades nine through eleven, much of the English curriculum parallels the topical emphases of the social studies program. Field trips to theaters and museums in the metropolitan area may be included in the program.
There is a required summer reading assignment for every course.
Use of school computers is an integral part of the English program for students in grades 9-12. During class time, students may use classroom Chromebooks to research topics through the Internet, to create presentations, and to draft, revise, and edit their writing. Students are provided space to save their files on the network server. Students have additional access to computers during their IDT or Study Hall periods, as well as before or after school, in various locations throughout the building (e.g. Media Center, Tiger Study Den).
Elizabeth W. Giblin, Ed.D.
Supervisor of English Language Arts, World Language, English Language Learners, Visual Arts