The overall goal of the English program at St. Francis is
effective communication, reached through close examination of
literature and regular writing and discussion-based assignments.
The core of this four-year program is literature, on which every
facet is based. Students analyze works, relying on shared inquiry
methods for discussions and formal writing assignments.
Discussions, presentations, creative projects, vocabulary and
language development, and all written assignments stem from the
literature studied. Grammar is taught in the context of the
writing assignments. The classes contain a wide variety of
genres, styles, and periods of literature in order to help
students develop an appreciation for the subject. Students should
complete their Summer Reading prior to the first day of school.