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English 7-8 Information

In Middle School English this year, we are going to read "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street," HolesThe Outsiders and The Little Prince.

Students will work on polishing their writing skills through practicing with writing prompts, journaling and Writers' Workshops. Our goal is to have students confidently writing four- to five-paragraph essays by the end of the year.

English 9 Information

In Freshman English, we are going to be reading Lord of the FliesFahrenheit 451 and Farewell to Manzanar.

In addition to practicing our creative and essay writing skills, we are going to be working closely with the Social Studies department in joint projects.

English 10 Information

In Sophomore English, we are going to be reading The House of the Scorpion, Nineteen Eighty-Four and To Kill a Mockingbird. We are going to develop our literary skills further by listening to and analyzing the podcast Limetown.


English 11 Information

In Junior English, we will be analyzing The Great Gatsby, American Philosophy, The Crucible and The Omnivore's Dilemma. 

Juniors at Long Lake Central School typically take the ELA Regents in January and they must successfully pass this exam in order to graduate. Also, we are going to write a small research paper at the end of the year in order to prepare ourselves for the senior research project they will need to undertake next year.

English 12 Information

This course prepares students to effectively communicate in their lives after high school. In addition to studying Mythology, documentaries (such as Making a Murderer) and memoirs (such as Born a Crime), we will work on college application essays, scholarships and financial aid as well as resume writing.

As part of the course requirements, students will need to complete a ten-page research paper on a social justice issue of their choice.

Model OAS Information

This class is part political science - part debate - part history - part communications course. Juniors and seniors will have the option to earn up to six college credits through SUNY Plattsburgh.

Students will then represent the country of Jamaica in a Model OAS Assembly on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus at the end of the year. While there, they will be able to meet and work with high school students from all over the North Country as well as college students enrolled in the Latin American Studies program.