Welcome to the ELHS English Department. The English curricula focus on teaching of all genres of literature, including poetry, short stories... Continue
, drama, fiction, and non-fiction with an emphasis on thematic connections and the standards of the Common Core. Emphasis on vocabulary and various types of writing, a research component and a senior project presentation are also integral parts of the English curricula. By the end of high school, students should be able to write coherent essays incorporating the conventions of proper grammar with specific and insightful vocabulary. Students will also be able to read various types of texts in order to understand how language works to create meaning and develop theme. The ability to determine evaluate resources as valid and use the information provided by resources is also a skill students should aim to master. Seniors will complete their high school experience at East Longmeadow High School with a Senior Project presentation to school administrators, staff, and community members.