Anne Pegram - Department Chair
Phone: 703-207- 4274
Phone: 703-207- 4230
Phone: 703-207- 4231
Homework is an important part of the learning process, and as such, the English Department believes in assigning regular, meaningful homework to reinforce skills and material from class as well as to prepare for future classes. Homework generally takes the form of the following:
Students should be familiar with the county’s and their teachers’ policy regarding turning in late work.
- Active reading
- Practice with vocabulary
- Long-term essays / compositions
Summer Reading Assignments
English 9/English 9 Honors
English 10 - English 10 Honors
English 11/English 11 Honors - AP Language and Composition
English 12/English 12 Honors - AP English Literature & Composition
The Falls Church High School English Department will develop and encourage independent learners who demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in a standards based classroom that focuses on essential knowledge. We will foster mastery and fluency of Standard English communication through a variety of literature and its appreciation.
The Vision of the Falls Church High School English Department is to increase:
- Awareness of Standard English communication for which our day to day existence as citizens within the global society is influenced.
- Fluency of Standard English communication in order to prepare individuals for successful development of solutions for enhancing careers, specific job-related tasks, education, and personal situations.
The following are various resources that we found helpful to our students:
FCPS Language Arts Page
FCPS SOL Training & Remediation Page
Writing prompts for VA colleges
Falls Church Library
Fairfax County Public Library
Virginia English Standards of Learning
Fairfax County Public Schools Webpage
SAT Test Prep
About.com College Preparation
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