Why is English important?
The English Department of South Lincoln is dedicated to fostering a student’s love of language
and creative expression. The Grade 9 courses introduce students to a variety of texts from a variety of time periods. Like any Arts course, the South Lincoln English curriculum facilitates the discovery of our world through creativity, exploring poetry, short fiction, plays and the media. Because it’s so important to be a critical consumer of the written word in this information age, students are also equipped with tools to help them analyze the arguments of others, and form their own in response. Our department is a strong supporter of literacy and has worked hard to significantly improve our results in provincial testing over the years through both the organization of the courses and other offerings as well. R & R, for example, is an opportunity for students to sit down with a book or newspaper and read for the fun of it every Friday for twenty minutes. Through the library, an afterhours book club meets for warm cookies and good conversation.