Gonzaga Preparatory School

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Goals

Department Goals


I. Communication (Written and Oral)
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively through various modes of written and oral expression for different audiences, situations, and purposes. 
  • Students will understand and be able to employ the terminology of written and oral communication. 
  • Students will expand their vocabulary skills. 
  • Students will understand and be able to employ the five-step writing process. 
  • Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of their own and others’ written and oral communication
  • Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the correctness of their own and others’ written and oral communication.
  • Students will be attentive and respectful members of an audience. 
  • Students will be able to conduct research effectively using a variety of resources. 
  • Students will be able to set goals to improve their communication skills. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic grammar and mechanics. 
II. Literature
  • Students will explore, experience, and reflect on a comprehensive range of the world’s thoughts, ideas, and experiences.
  • Students will be able to read with comprehension. 
  • Students will be able to think critically about what they read. 
  • Students will experience a variety of literary genres.
  • Students will learn to appreciate classic and contemporary literature. 
  • Students will respect the diversity of ideas within the human experience. 
  • Students will acquire or strengthen a love of reading. 
  • Students will participate in shared reading experiences. 
  • Students will understand literary and cultural heritages. 
  • Students will understand and be able to use the language of literature. 
  • Students will be able to evaluate and improve their reading skills.