Thornton Township High Schools District 205

Preparing all District 205 Students to be Competitive Leaders in our Global Society

Welcome to English!

 
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Mike Sanders

Area Instructional Leader:  Dr. Michael Sanders

Phone:  (708) 225-4162

 



 

The District 205 English Department serves a wide variety of students from various socioeconomic and ethnic groups, which also reflect a wide range of learning backgrounds, ability levels, and learning styles.  Because of a diverse and constantly changing world, the program provides every student with the communication skills necessary to be responsible, productive, and life-long learners.

 

In addition, students should be given the opportunity to explore the aesthetic aspects of the human experience.  Besides the traditional content of literature, grammar, vocabulary, usage, composition, and technological skills, the program also explores a wide range of communication forms, including, but not limited to, written and spoken language.

 

 

PROGRAM GOALS

 

1.      Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and use a variety of written materials.

2.      Students will listen critically and analytically.

3.      Students will write Standard English in a grammatical, well-organized, and coherent manner for a variety of purposes.

4.      Students will use spoken language in formal and informal situations to communicate effectively.

5.      Students will understand and appreciate the various forms of fiction and nonfiction representative of various cultures, eras, and ideas.

6.      Students will locate, access, and process information through technology to enable life-long learning.

7.      Students will explore how language evolves and functions.

8.      Students will prepare for future learning, which includes the work place.

English Area Instructional Leader

Dr. Michael Sanders

Phone: 708-225-4162

Email: sanders.michael@district205.net

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Michael Sanders

The District 205 English Department serves a wide variety of students from various socioeconomic and ethnic groups, which also reflect a wide range of learning backgrounds, ability levels, and learning styles.  Because of a diverse and constantly changing world, the program provides every student with the communication skills necessary to be responsible, productive, and life-long learners.

In addition, students should be given the opportunity to explore the aesthetic aspects of the human experience.  Besides the traditional content of literature, grammar, vocabulary, usage, composition, and technological skills, the program also explores a wide range of communication forms, including, but not limited to, written and spoken language.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

  1. Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and use a variety of written materials.
  2. Students will listen critically and analytically.
  3. Students will write Standard English in a grammatical, well-organized, and coherent manner for a variety of purposes.
  4. Students will use spoken language in formal and informal situations to communicate effectively.
  5. Students will understand and appreciate the various forms of fiction and nonfiction representative of various cultures, eras, and ideas.
  6. Students will locate, access, and process information through technology to enable life-long learning.
  7. Students will explore how language evolves and functions.
  8. Students will prepare for future learning, which includes the work place.
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