English

The following table is a listing of courses available. For specific information about each class, click the plus sign next to the course title.

Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
• 6th English • 7th English • 8th English

 

6th English

Course Title:
6th English

Grade Level:
6

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
We base our classroom on a reading and writing workshop model of instruction. Our big focus this year is on argument writing, understanding themes in stories, and summarizing nonfiction reading.

7th English

Course Title:
7th English

Grade Level:
7

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:

  • Nonfiction reading and writing with an emphasis on argument writing.
  • Fiction reading with an emphasis on character and plot development.
  • Fiction and nonfiction reading with emphasis on theme, supporting evidence, and the main idea.

8th English

Course Title:
8th English

Grade Level:
8

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
Students in 8th grade ELA improve their skills specifically in the following areas:

  • Reading - emphasizing the independent reading of all genres, reading and analyzing narratives, culminating in a summary, and reading and analyzing informational material to identify its text structure and create a summary.
  • Writing - emphasizing argument writing, but also including summaries, narratives, and a literary essay. Throughout all writing units, students will learn about formal writing, grammar, vocabulary, the writing process, and the construction of essays.
  • Speaking and Listening - students will create and present at least one speech but will hone these skills in daily group opportunities for discussion.

Literacy Connections

Course Title:
Literacy Connections

Grade Level:
6, 7, 8

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
Literacy Connections is a reading class for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who need assistance with reading. This class is offered as a Related Arts class to those students who have an IEP.

Students will work on the following skills:

  • Fluency
  • Sight Word Recognition
  • Syllabification or Word "Chunking"
  • Comprehension
  • Common Spelling Rules