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Humanities

 

Core Beliefs

The Paterson Public Schools' Department of Humanities seeks to promote the enrichment of all students through rigorous classroom instruction while utilizing 21st Century skills and technology. Our mission is to help produce well-rounded, globally cognizant citizens, capable of employing a skill-set grounded in classical studies while simultaneously being able to assimilate emerging technologies at the ever-changing pace of the world today.

The Department of Humanities for Paterson Public Schools promotes learning using high quality instruction through the implementation of the workshop model.

We believe that our students learn best through teacher modeling and collaborative and independent practice. The "I Do, We Do, You Do" learning technique empowers our students to become active stakeholders with their education. Merely reading a text or responding to a question does not promote critical thinking. However, immersing our students in the process of reading and writing across all disciplines and presenting them with realistic problems to solve using textual evidence shows them the power of enlightenment.

It is our goal to establish a community of learners to become productive citizens in society striving towards pursuing their life-long goals. Through an enriching and rigorous education and with on-going support from all stakeholders, we will ensure the success of all our students now and in the future.

 

 

Language Arts Student Growth Objectives

Pre Assessment Baseline

Post Assessment

AP Language & Composition:
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AP Language & Composition:
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College Guide Publication Production:
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College Guide Publication Production:
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English I:
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English I:
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English II:
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English II:
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English III:
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English III:
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English IV:
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English IV:
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Foundations of Writing:
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Foundations of Writing:
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Fundamentals of Writing I - Narrative:
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Fundamentals of Writing I - Narrative:
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Fundamentals of Writing I - Arguments:
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Fundamentals of Writing I - Arguments:
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Fundamentals of Writing I - Explanatory:
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Fundamentals of Writing I - Explanatory:
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Fundamentals of Writing II - Explanatory:
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Fundamentals of Writing II - Explanatory:
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Fundamentals of Writing II - Narrative:
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Fundamentals of Writing II - Narrative:
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Fundamentals of Writing II - Persuasive:
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Fundamentals of Writing II - Persuasive:
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Mass Media:
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Mass Media:
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Public Speaking:
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Public Speaking:
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Journalism Publication Production:
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Journalism Publication Production:
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Yearbook Publication Production:
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Yearbook Publication Production:
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Language Arts School-Based Supervisors

Felesha Armstrong

Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy
Schools 13, 15, 25
973-321-0895
farmstrong@paterson.k12.nj.us

Cheryl Chadderton

Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy
Schools 10, 18, 21
973-321-0895
cchadderton@paterson.k12.nj.us

Kelly Charles

Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy
Schools 6, DBT, NRC
973-321-0895
kcharles@paterson.k12.nj.us

Donna Gilmore

Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy
Schools 4, 12, 24
973-321-0895
dgilmore@paterson.k12.nj.us

Linda LeProtto

Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy 
Schools 2, 3, 20, MLK 
973-321-0895
lleprotto@paterson.k12.nj.us

Kimberley Rieder

Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy

(on leave) 
973-321-0895
krieder@paterson.k12.nj.us

Amanda Kopesky
Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy
Schools 5, 8, 26, 28
973-321-0895
akopesky@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

Access ReadAbout, Read 180, and SAM from ANYWHERE!

All Scholastic software programs are now hosted by Scholastic; it is no longer necessary to be on the Paterson Network to access these products.  
ALLSCHOOLS (except #5):
For ReadAbout, SRI, Read180, System 44, FastMath and SAM use the following links:

FOR SCHOOL #5 ONLY:
For SRI, Read180, and SAM use the following links:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Eric Crespo

Associate Chief Academic Officer
Phone: (973)321-0874
ecrespo@paterson.k12.nj.us

Maribel Franco

Secretary
973-321-0895
maribel@paterson.k12.nj.us

Nicole Brown

Supervisor of Humanities
Phone: (973)321-0714
nbrown@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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