The IMSA English program encourages students to engage the diverse voices of literature and to develop their own voices. Students are introduced to critical, reflective, and recreative thinking, to concepts that recur in and connect literature, the arts and sciences, and to the development of understanding and fluency in multiple uses of language.

The IMSA English program enables students to gain an awareness of themselves as learners and to consider the richly layered cultural contexts of their learning in other disciplines. To this end we aspire to serve as a resource to the entire IMSA community and to engage in a dialogue with other school systems within Illinois and across the nation about English curriculum development.

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Classics of British Literature

Comics and Graphic Novels

Early American Literature (before 1900)

Modern World Fiction

Other Voices

Rhetoric Unit

The Great Gatsby Unit

The Short Story

Understanding Poetry

Writing Bootcamp Unit