• Language Arts Class Descriptions and Teachers

     

    English Language Arts, Grade 6

     

     Students will study an integrated approach to language, literature, reading, and writing using the writing process. Major topics of instruction will include grammar and vocabulary through formal writing. Skills in reading, analyzing, classifying, and evaluating will be developed.

     

    English Language Arts, Grade 7

     

     Students will study an integrated approach to language, literature, reading, and writing using the writing process. Major topics of instruction will include grammar and vocabulary through formal writing. Skills in reading, analyzing, classifying, and evaluating will be developed.

     

    English Language Arts, Grade 8

     

     Students will study an integrated approach to language, literature, reading, and writing using the writing process. Major topics of instruction will include grammar and vocabulary through formal writing. Skills in reading, analyzing, classifying, and evaluating will be developed.

     

    Pre-AP English Language Arts

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    Grade 8

    Students will develop concepts and strategies in language arts through the integration of language, literature, reading, and writing. They will use process and writing skills such as pre-writing, drafting, and editing to increase their writing abilities. Emphasis will be placed on building vocabularies, utilizing complex sentence structures, and developing higher order thinking skills. The study of literature, grammatical analysis, writing techniques, oral presentation skills, and listening make up major areas of concentration. Compositions will focus on grammar and syntax using descriptive, expository, and narrative writing. Creative and critical thinking skills will be emphasized as students

    analyze nonfiction passages. Extensive in and out of class reading, homework and writing will be required.

     

     

    TAG English Language Arts

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    Grade 8

     

    Students will develop concepts and strategies in language arts through the integration of language, literature, reading, and writing. Content will be enriched through activities that reflect a depth and complexity of conceptual understanding. Technology is used as a tool for research and word processing. In addition to language skills, students will be taught time management, study skills, critical thinking skills, and a variety of ways to conduct research on a topic of their choice.

     

    NOTE: This course has been identified as meeting the needs of TAG language

    arts students.