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English/Language Arts

The ability to communicate well—to read, write, listen, and speak—runs to the core of human experience. Language skills are essential tools not only because they serve as the necessary basis for further learning and career development but also because they enable the human spirit to be enriched, foster responsible citizenship, and preserve the collective memory of a nation.

Students who read well learn the tempo and structure of language early in their development. They master vocabulary, variance in expression, and organization and skill in marshaling evidence to support an idea. National Institutes of Health studies indicate that students who are behind in reading in grade three have only a 12 to 20 percent chance of ever catching up.

- from the "English Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools"

English Department Staff

Eisner, E (310) 914-3500 ex.419 English Teacher
Havenner, J (310) 914-3500 ex.418 English Teacher
Janda, A (310) 914-3500 ex.505 Teacher
Lomeli, R (310) 914-3500 ex.569 English Teacher/Literary & Art Magazine Advisor/AVID Class of 2014 Advisor
Lyons, K (310) 914-3500 Teacher
McClure, B (310) 914-3500 ex.562 English Teacher
Mitchell, Ms. K. (310) 914-3500 ex.552 English and AP Psychology Teacher
Phear, N (310) 914-3500 ex.754 Teacher
Ponce-Pacheco, V (310) 914-3500 ex.760 English Teacher
Silva, V (310) 914-3500 ex.573 Teacher
Vollmer, E (310) 914-3500 ex.757 English Teacher / Dept. Co-Chair

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