The Lyman Memorial High School English Department is committed to helping students develop into competent readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. In the required English 9-12 courses, students will read classic and contemporary works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and prose. Through their analysis and critique of literature, students are encouraged to become critical thinkers. Students will learn to develop, organize, and effectively express their ideas in expository, narrative, persuasive, descriptive, creative, written, and spoken format. An ongoing review of grammar, mechanics, style, purpose, and audience is integrated throughout all units to help our students become proficient communicators.
Additionally, the English Department seeks to foster students’ specific interests in reading and writing by offering numerous full-year and semester-length elective courses. These classes include journalism, yearbook, creative writing, sports and literature, poetry, science fiction and fantasy, and more.