The Hommocks English Department’s vision is to cultivate and guide passionate engagement with reading and writing in Hommocks students. Students learn through full class reading and writing workshops, small group work and conferencing with teachers. Simultaneously, Hommocks students navigate personalized courses of study in reading and writing.
During reading workshop students are guided through high volume, high success reading experiences. Students engage in independent reading, book clubs, and whole class literature studies. Students strengthen their reading skills and acquire strategies to deeply understand texts.
During writing workshop, students develop writing pieces across narrative, argument, and informational modes. The writing process includes development of ideas, revision, editing, and publishing.
Over three years, students form active reading and writing communities, track and monitor their own progress in texts of increasing complexity, and grow more competent and confident in understanding themselves as readers and writers.
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