English Department Overview

  • The English Language Arts curricula are integrated literature based courses in which students of all four years are grouped heterogeneously. All four levels concentrate on reading comprehension through strategies for active readers, literary analysis, critical thinking skills, vocabulary development, and the writing process. In addition, for enhancement and enjoyment all four levels are supplemented with novels that correspond to each year of study.

    Read our course descriptions here.


In the News

  • Award-winning author to visit Diman

    On Friday, September 20th, 2019, award-winning author Padma Venkatraman will be speaking with our freshmen students about her 2010 novel, Climbing the Stairs. The story, set during World War II and British-occupied India, follows Vidya, a fifteen-year-old girl from India who dreams of attending college during a time where her culture frowns upon this behavior from young women. Political events unfolding in her country also lead to a deep internal struggle as she wrestles with who she is and what defines her. (9/11/19)

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  • Diman Bengal Education Foundation funds Chromebooks at Diman

    The Diman Bengal Education Foundation presented $14,300 to the school for the 100% purchase price of 55 Chromebooks. This technology has become a resourceful tool within the English Language Arts Department and helps prepare sophomore students for MCAS 2.0 testing. (3/28/19)

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  • Literature letter contest success by Diman students

    Congratulations to the following students, who were recognized for their submissions to the 2017 Letters About Literature Writing Contest, sponsored by The United States Library of Congress. (6/14/17)

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  • Diman's journey from boys-only to coed was gradual, but destined

    FALL RIVER - When the Girls’ Vocational High School opened in a brick building on Morgan Street in the 1940s, course offerings were — not surprisingly — female-oriented. (5/23/2012)

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