English/Language Arts

The English/Language Arts Department offers a wide assortment of classes to meet our students’ graduation requirements and to implement our journalism and communications components. Our department includes the award winning student-produced newspaper The Pearl Post and our student-produced Yearbook.

Currently, we offer the following coursework English and Journalism:

  • English 9
  • Honors English 9
  • English 10
  • Honors English 10
  • American Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language
  • Expository/Composition
  • AP English Literature
  • Journalism 1
  • Journalism 2 (Newspaper)
  • Journalism 3 (Newspaper)
  • Yearbook

English Department Faculty – Click on the link to email the teacher

Mrs. Pevar (Department Chair)

Ms. Strojny (Teacher Librarian)

Ms. Chavira

Ms. Wald-Barry

Mr. Baer

 

DPMHS English Department Resources

Combined AP Language and Literature Summer Practice Assignment_2015-2016

All students should be familiar with the following websites and the support they provide for formal papers across all subject areas.

The sites marked with a (*) are specifically assigned to students in all English classes at DPMHS during the first weeks of school.

AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism.org

DPMHS English Department Academic Honesty Policy

MLA GUIDES

Sample Paper in MLA Format

MLA Style Guide at OWL at Purdue

GENERAL COMPREHENSIVE WRITING RESOURCES

OWL at Purdue University

Writing the Academic Paper at Dartmouth

Writing at Colorado State University

University of Richmond Writing Center

USAGE AND GRAMMAR SUPPORT

After following the link, select the textbook that is most appropriate for your grade level

Prentice Hall  Writing and Grammar

RHETORICAL RESOURCES

General Rhetorical Resources List of Links

The Forest of Rhetoric (Bringham Young University)

LAUSD RESOURCES

Some LAUSD Resources are only available through the school portal

LAUSD Digital Library  (AP, Encyclopedia Britannica, Facts on File)

LAUSD Graduation Requirements

RESEARCH RESOURCES

Los Angeles Public Library

CAHSEE SUPPORT

CAHSEE Student Workbook

CURRICULUM

Grade Level Texts

All literature is on the California State Recommended Literature List which can be found here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/rl/