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6th English/Language Arts

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

7th English/Language Arts

Students will study an integrated approach to language, literature, reading, speaking 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 across genres.

8th English/Language Arts

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, syntax, and logical development of ideas using descriptive, expository, and narrative writing. Creative and critical thinking skills will be emphasized as students analyze nonfiction passages.