Pinellas Secondary School believes that the language arts classroom is a place where students begin to connect their own lives to the lives of others through great literature. We believe a balanced language arts program gives students opportunities to read and respond critically to literature; to write creatively, expressively, and analytically; to develop effective oral language skills; to investigate and present topics of interest using research methods; and to use media and technology to communicate for a variety of purposes.
•PSS students will enjoy, appreciate, and evaluate language in all its forms.
•PSS students will listen, read, view, and think critically.
•PSS students will write and speak effectively for a variety of formal and informal audience and purposes.
•PSS students will pre-write, draft, revise, edit, publish, and reflect as a means to more effective writing.
•PSS students will choose and apply appropriate reading strategies in order to analyze and evaluate written texts.