Empowering students with language-based learning differences
English Language Arts
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH
Students at Siena's Silver Spring campus continue to develop proficiency in their language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in a seminar-style, discussion-based class. Students are taught to interact with the text through annotation and learn to recognize patterns and ask questions while reading. Students complete creative projects, analytical essays, short research projects, and expository and creative writing.
Instruction in grammar and vocabulary is embedded within the curriculum. Throughout the year students study at least four literary genres: the novel, the short story, poetry, and drama. History and English courses are connected to create an interdisciplinary experience and field trips to related productions or exhibits are prioritized when they become available in the area.