English

English, grade 7:

This course focuses on the development of critical and close reading skills, as well as solid communication skills, using a wide variety of literary and nonfiction texts. The course is designed to enhance each student’s writing, reading, analysis, and collaborative discussion skills, with an emphasis on a process approach to coherent writing. The goal of the course is to develop in students the habits of mind to become close readers, structured and analytical writers, thoughtful participants in discussions and group work, and confident presenters.

English, grade 8:

This course focuses on the development of critical and close reading skills, as well as solid communication skills, using a wide variety of literary and nonfiction texts. The course is designed to enhance each student’s writing, reading, analysis, and collaborative discussion skills, with an emphasis on a process approach to coherent writing. The goal of the course is to continue to develop in students the habits of mind to become close readers, structured and analytical writers, thoughtful participants in discussions and group work, and confident presenters, with an eye on preparing students for the rigors and expectations of high school.

Lawrence English Teachers

NAME POSITION
Sarah Cox English Department Head, grades 7-12
Caitlyn DaCosta Reading Specialist and Essentials English Teacher, grades 7 and 8
Abigail Donovan Grade 7 English Teacher
Jillian Jewett Grade 7 English Teacher
Charlene Johnson Grade 8 English Teacher
Lisbeth Liles Grade 8 English Teacher
Allyson Manchester Grade 7 English Teacher
Lynn Sciarretta Grade 8 English Teacher