English Language Arts
The English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum encourages growth in all students as readers, writers, listeners and speakers. Through integrated lessons, children make connections between reading, writing, vocabulary and spelling -- while acquiring strategies like selecting relevant facts, formulating thought-provoking questions and organizing knowledge to meet specific goals. Rich and diverse literature, targeted to different reading levels, allows students to acquire fluency so they may read with adequate speed, accuracy and expression.
2018 Summer Reading Lists
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2019 Reading Olympics
PWHS Writing Center gives students credit for helping peers
Students who are strong in writing and looking for an upper-level honors English elective at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School can apply to be a Writing Fellow. The Writing Fellows run PW's Writing Center, where students help their peers with term papers, lab reports, college essays and more. A common sight in many colleges, the innovative PW Writing Center is one of the first student-run writing centers at the high school level.