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The English program at Maine South has the following major goals: students will be able, at various levels of skill development, to (1) read with understanding and fluency, (2) understand the expressed meaning in literature representative of various societies, eras, and ideas, (3) write to communicate for a variety of purposes, (4) listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations, (5) use reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to research and apply information for specific purposes. Regardless of course classifications, students will have experiences leading them to the successful accomplishment of these five goals. 

 

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The 2013-2014 Maine South English Department

 
2013-2014 MSHS English Department
 
 
Back Row: (L to R) Mr. Fechner, Mr. Stathakis, Mr. McGowan, Mrs. Kirshner, Mr. Marsicano, and Mr. Bellisario
Middle Row: (L to R) Ms. Knight, Ms. Hayes, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Braverman, Mrs. Krukowski, Mrs. Sanchez, Ms. Muir-Wilson, Dr. Jones, and Mr. Ellefson
Front Row: (L to R)  Mr. Parrilli, Mrs. Abend, Ms. Schanou, Ms. Flint, Dr. Ford, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Headley, and Mr. Stock
Not Pictured: Mr. Scorza
 
 

 

Kuehl Prize | Audio Essays

Created by Mrs. Corelitz's English 2 Accelerated Students | 2012-2013

 
For our Kuehl Prize project, we began by exploring what types of social "dis-eases" are present in the daily life of a Maine South student.  One class was interested in exploring social media and screen addiction; the other wanted to look at overcommitment--specifically homework and stress levels.  We were inspired by our guest speakers Gwen Macsai of Re:Sound, Sandi Wisenberg of Northwestern University's Creative Writing Department, and Kevin Coval of Young Chicago Authors.  Students then worked together as both a large class and in smaller groups to create these essays; it was a truly collaborative effort.  Whether recording "found sounds" in the hallways, going without screens for a week, or interviewing class members, students worked creatively and thoughtfully.  We hope you enjoy our essays!
 
Click on the links below to vist Sound Cloud where the audio essays are being hosted.
 
 
 
 
 

English 2 Accelerated - 7th Period

English 2 Accelerated | 7th Period

      English 2 Accelerated - 8th Period

English 2 Accelerated | 8th Period

7th Period

 

 
 
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