12:20PM - 2:00PM
100% - 90% = A
89% - 80% = B
79% - 70% = C
69% - 60% = D
59% and below = F
This semester block Language Arts class offers a literature-based curriculum with five areas of instructional focus
(reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and media literacy) are enriched through higher-level thinking and shared inquiry.
Reading instruction includes more challenging selections and more in-depth analysis of the elements of fiction and non-fiction, literary devices, and the development of themes and ideas, and word origins.
Other areas of emphases in reading include the comparison and contrast of different opinions, identification of audience and purpose, and synthesis of ideas from multiple readings in order to formulate insights and connections.
Writing instruction focuses on narrative, expository, and persuasive writing and the ability to draft, revise, peer-edit and publish well-developed, organized essays that reflect each student’s individual voice and use standard English grammar and mechanics, a conscious selection of formal or informal voice, advanced vocabulary, and carefully formulated ideas.