Welcome to the
English Language Arts Department

The Yellow Books by Vincent van Gogh

Mr. Michael Alper
Department Chair


Thephilosophy of the South Kingstown High School English Language ArtsDepartment is that through the critical study of language, and bylooking at literature in all its forms, students may better understandand contribute to the world they live in.  Ultimately, language is anessential means by which students explore and understand the "text" of their own lives as well as the lives of others.  We seek to empowerstudents to be life-long readers, writers, speakers, listeners, andcritical thinkers.   Our purpose is to enable all students to developthe skills necessary to become effective communicators in our globalcommunity, and to use language fluently in all of its forms to enhancetheir lives and their community.