Welcome to English Language Arts
The English Department of the Chelmsford Public Schools is comprised of 41 experienced educators across grades 5 through 12. Our goal is to engage students in the skills articulated by the Massachusetts State ELA Frameworks while preparing them for college and careers in the 21st century. We design lessons and units that help students improve and build their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and vocabulary.
CHS is proud to offer dual enrollment courses, in which students can earn credits for high school and college at the same time. The college credits from Middlesex Community College transfer to many colleges and universities once students graduate from CHS. Writing for College is an English department course that explores the various types of writing required in the college environment. Successful completion of this course demonstrates strong skills in writing and analysis.
The CHS Poets’ Society Club is a group of students who read and write poetry together throughout the year. They sponsor a Student Day of Poetry in collaboration with the Mass Poetry organization in the spring.
The CHS chapter of the National English Honor Society celebrates students who demonstrate excellence in the study of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This group organizes community outreach about reading.
Members of the English Department are participating in an ongoing discussion about the book 180 Days by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle. They are learning about successful implementation of book groups and independent reading to boost student engagement.
Ms. Abbey Dick