English Language Arts Department
SUMMER READING 2018-19
All PCSST students must complete summer reading assignments for the 2018-19 school year. All summer assignments are due the first week of school.
Honors students have an additional assignment to complete and must complete BOTH the choice summer reading journals AND the honors assignment on a specific book.
Advanced Placement (AP) English students will have an alternative assignment to complete and should not complete the regular summer journals.
AP Language and Composition
AP Literature and Composition
LINKS TO ALL SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS ARE LOCATED TO THE RIGHT.
ELA MISSION STATEMENT
The English Language Arts Program at PCSST emphasizes the NJ State literacy standards of reading literature, reading informational texts, writing, speaking and listening and language. Simultaneously, students are prepared for a 21st-century world and regularly use technology to enhance their understanding of reading and writing. A continuous emphasis is placed on preparation for the critically important PARCC Assessments, as well as, the SAT and ACT exams. Preparation for these assessments is embedded into each standards-based curriculum. The PCSST English Language Arts Program also offers honors and AP courses, in addition to various electives based on students' interests and abilities.