English Language Arts

nystce-english-language-arts-practice-and-study-guide_118438_largeThe courses offered by the English department are designed to prepare our students to become successful, literate citizens in a global society.  Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.  The expectations for students in this course include the following:
Students will…
·         Advance toward mastery of the Common Core State Standards for their grade level.
·         Prepare for their target of scoring proficient or higher on District and State-level Benchmarks
·         Develop SUHSD’s six skills in the rhetorical approach to reading and writing
·         Read and annotate for a variety of purposes.
·         Create a variety of summaries.
·         Create and analyze arguments.
·         Use and reference the words of others.
·         Create and use workplace documents.
·         Use academic language effectively.
·         Use state adopted curriculum materials as well as supplemental materials.
·         Read Accelerated Reader books and take computer tests on those books.
·         Organize and maintain their coursework in their Interactive Notebooks throughout the school year.

Common Core State Standards

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.

Since 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards. Below you will find information about the standards and the CCSS-related activities taking place in California.


California Common Core State Standards

Meet your ELA/ELD/AVID Excel/Read 180 Teachers:

  • Ms. Sage Ainsworth
  • Ms.  Victoria Arancibia (Spanish)
  • Ms. Eileen Duran
  • Ms. Dalia Jaime
  • Ms. Lorna Latoni
  • Ms. Carina Lopez
  • Ms. Rebecca Motz
  • Ms. Cristina Perez
  • Ms. Rebecca Robinson
  • Mr. Josh Yee