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Mission Statement

Mastery of the English language is the most significant skill that one must have to succeed in the world. The English Department strives to make students better readers, writers, analyzers, speakers, and actors. It offers a core curriculum for all four grade levels in the high school, as well as many elective classes. All core courses include literature, grammar, vocabulary, writing, and speaking.

English Teachers
Ms. Diane DiDona - Department Chair
Mrs. Susan Arnold
Ms. Susan Carville
Mrs. Bridget Doklan
Mrs. Justine Frantzen
Mr. Aaron Gavin
Mr. Derek Grabfelder
Ms. Jill Kuebler
Ms. Stephanie Larkin
Ms. Denise Reaman
Ms. Jamie Ott
Mrs. Shannon Petrunak
Mr. Joseph Pirro
Ms. Susan Robilotto
Ms. Bonnie Raub
Mrs. Diane Sherwood
Mr. Stuart Speicher
Ms. Christina Simpkins
Ms. Julie Williams
Mrs. Jillian Zarnas

 Courses Offered

Click here for a complete list of courses and course descriptions.

Click here for the English curriculum.


 Summer English Reading Lists

The Emmaus High School English Department has released the 2013 summer reading list.  I strongly encourage each of you to preview the list with your child in order to select a book that is interesting and appropriate.  The following statement appears at the top of each reading list:  In the English Department's attempt to provide rich and varied reading experiences for our students, we have selected titles for the summer reading lists written mostly by contemporary authors.  Some selections are focused toward mature readers. We encourage parents to assist their children in selecting interesting, appropriate titles for their summer reading. Barnes and Noble’s website provides information including Lexile level, book reviews, and age levels for specific titles.  If no age level is specified in the “Product Details” section on the Barnes and Noble site, the book may be focused toward mature readers for various reasons including mature themes or mature content.  Barnes and Noble is suggested as a resource only, not an endorsement of any specific bookseller.

Please click ln the following links to access specific information:

 Incoming 9th Grade Summer Reading List

Incoming 10th Grade Summer Reading List

Incoming 11th Grade Summer Reading List

Incoming 12th Grade Summer Reading List

AP English Summer Reading List 2014

Examples from Barnes & Noble Site

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