• English Department

     

    RVHS English Department

     

    Alexander, Jennifer - Reading Specialist 

     

    Augustowski, Jason - AP English Language and Composition, PEER

     

    Bergel, Jennifer - AP English Literature and Composition, Dual Enrollment English 12

     

    Cadang-Kristan, Kira - AP English Literature and Composition, 11 Academic, and Dept. Chair

     

    Colebank, Kelly - English 12 Academics, English 11 Honors

     

    Dalebout, Sandra - English 9 Honors, AP Language and Composition

     

    Dr. Fullerty, Matthew - AP English Language and Composition, Dual Enrollment English 12

     

    Hartzler, Denise - 9 Academic

     

    Hinko, Patricia (Patti) - 9 Academic

     

    Jennings, Hilare - Dual Enrollment English 12

     

    Jones, Billy - English 10 Academic & Honors

     

    Mosholder, Aniscia - English 10 Honors, English12 Academic

     

    Morreale, Richard "David" - AP English Language and Composition, English 11 Academic 

     

    Newman, Susan- English 10 Academic

     

    Rosinski, Cheryl - English 10 Academic & Honors, English 9 Honors

     

    Taylor, Erin - English 11 Honors, English 9 Academic 

     

    Wojcik, Dan - English 10 Honors, Journalism, Yearbook

     

    Teacher Specialists: Diviney, Kari; Becker, Janine; Stoll, Matthew

     


    The mission of the RVHS English Department is to engage and activate a love of language in every student. Through poetry and prose, the classical canon and contemporary pieces, our students are continuously presented with thought-provoking and rigorous material. Our goal is to promote literacy and to meet the 5 C's of success: creative & critical thinking, collaboration, communication, & citizenship. 

    At Riverside, our students will:

    • communicate and collaborate effectively in written and oral discourse

    • think, analyze, and write critically

    • understand, consider, and respect multiple perspectives and cultures

    • value and appreciate the power of language through reading and writing

    • take on challenges and reflect on their own progress

    • become well versed in technology and the tools available to help them communicate


    SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS: Although there are no official summer assignments, the English department encourages all students to spend at least 30 minutes per weekday reading a book of their choice. In addition, students enrolling in AP Language or AP Literature should review the AP College Board subject videos posted on YouTube. These videos, and their coverage of the subject matter, will provide a solid foundation for the fall. 

    AP Language: AP CB: Language and Composition

    AP Literature: AP English Literature


     

     Courses of study: 

    • 9th grade -   Genre study of literature 
    • 10th grade - Survey of British Literature
    • 11th grade - Survey of American Literature or AP Language & Composition
    • 12th grade - World Literature & Advance Composition, Dual Enrollment ELA, AP Literature & Composition

    School Supply Lists: 

    During the first days of school all students will recieve a supply list from their particular ELA teacher. Before then, however, it is a good idea to pick up some of the basics. 

    • 2" durable binder

    • binder paper

    • composition tablet

    • black or blue pens

    • pencils 

    • 4"x6" ruled index cards

    • White out (tape-type; not fluid)