Language Arts

The MNW English Department

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively through words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble. 
-Yehuda Berg

Our Mission
The mission of the MNW Language Arts Department is to provide a wide array of experiences for students. We work to expose our students to a range of communication experiences which include writing, reading, listening, and speaking in order to enable our students to communicate effectively in an ever-changing world.

"If we were handing a bomb which could go off at any minute as a result of our actions, we would mind ourselves and be delicate.  Our words have the same power, yet we wield them as though they were powerless and insignificant." (Yehuda Berg)  We strive every day to remind students of the weight their words carry and to use their language wisely.

Our Courses
Here at MNW, we provide a variety of required and elective courses. 

In addition to required Language Arts courses provided in grades 7-11, we also offer:

Creative Writing
Language Arts Enrichment
Language Lit. Survey
Speech I & II
Mass Media
Genre Literature 

Our Content
Students will graduate having experienced reading, writing, speaking, and listening with varying levels of difficulty and length. 

Required classes will provide both classic and contemporary texts. Students can expect creative writing, research-based writing, and analytical writing as well. In addition, students can expect to learn the skills to speak in front of others and maintain discussion within a classroom.