Language Arts

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In English 6A, students will learn about grammar, punctuation, composition, reading, speaking, and listening. Focus is on 6th grade Common Core standards so that students can write their own narratives, persuasive letters and short research essays. Students will also complete projects that focus on “how-to” reading and writing, news reporting and Close Reading.

Suggested Grade Level: 6
Prerequisite: None

English 6B provides an integrated study of literature, reading, language arts and writing. Students will analyze the relationship among an author’s style, literary form and impact on a reader. This course is designed to assist students in becoming lifelong writers and readers.

Suggested Grade Level: 6
Prerequisite: None

In this course, students will improve their reading and writing skills, helping them become communicators that are more effective. Students will organize their ideas and prepare structured essays based on various topics such as personal experience and persuading others. Students will learn and practice effective research techniques as they, prepare, complete and polish reports and essays. This course will also provide interactive activities, readings and PowerPoint presentations to extend learning beyond the textbook. Students participate in discussions that will include teacher feedback on a daily basis throughout the course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this course is to build upon the basics of English 7A and enhance the ability of students to read literature of a wide variety. Students continue to develop their writing through unit projects and the application of the Six Traits of Writing to the processes of prewriting, organizing, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Students will complete six units of varying topics, comprised of five lessons each.

Suggested Grade Level: 7
Prerequisite: English 7A

Writing is an essential skill. In business and academics, effective writers are eagerly sought and rewarded. This class centers on writing effectively in a business setting, as students produce a brochure on an interesting place of their choosing. Interactive activities, readings and PowerPoint presentations provide a wealth of information. Students participate in discussions and teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

Suggested Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this course is to build upon the basics of English 8A and enhance the ability of students to read a wide variety of literature. Students continue to develop their writing through unit projects and the application of the Six Traits of Writing to the processes of prewriting, organizing, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Students will complete six units of varying topics, comprised of five lessons each.

Suggested Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: English 8A