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Here is information about Minooka's English course requirements and the courses I teach:
The Minooka Community High School English Department offers four years of sequential English courses, as well as both semester and yearlong electives. The curriculum encourages students to demonstrate consideration and respect for others while developing their own creativity and expressive thought to actively engage a complex, globalized world. All English courses are designed to offer students opportunities to foster the habits of mind, critical thinking, and literacy skills—reading, writing, listening, speaking, and digital—that are necessary for students to build the skills of disciplined reading and composing in various rhetorical contexts and for a variety of purposes and audiences. Ultimately, it is expected that students successfully develop as scholars and citizens so that they continue to grow into self-directed, lifelong learners.