Welcome to Language Arts!
The English/Language Arts program is balanced and comprehensive. The language arts processes of reading, writing, listening, and speaking are taught in an integrated and inter-related manner. Course components include the study of rich and varied literary and informational text; writing in the genres of argumentative, informative/explanatory, narrative, and summaries of reading materials; and direct instruction in language arts skills and strategies. Students will work independently, as well as collaboratively, to learn how to understand what they read and evaluate an author’s assumptions and claims. Students will conduct research that will require the analysis of resources and accurate interpretation of literary and informational text. They will use technology and digital media strategically and capably to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening and language use.
What will you read this year?
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
- Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Independent Reading- Students will choose fictional novels to read and summarize briefly through a book mark review card.
Current Event Reports- Non-fiction news articles will be selected, analyzed, and presented to classmates- 2 reports per semester
Vocabulary.com Independent Learning- 10 minute practice sessions weekly -completing at least 100 new words every month