Language Arts

Course Descriptions:

Language Arts 6 emphasizes skill and strategy development in reading, writing, research, vocabulary, and oral communication. Students will read and apply skills and strategies to comprehend selections of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Language Arts 7 continues an emphasis on skill and strategy development in reading, writing, research, vocabulary, and oral communication. Students will read and apply skills and strategies to comprehend selections of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Language Arts 8 continues an emphasis on skill and strategy development in reading, writing, research, vocabulary, and oral communication. Students will read and apply skills and strategies to comprehend selections of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Honors sections, at all levels, include an Advanced Writing Workshop. This workshop is designed to enhance writing skills for honors level Language Arts students in both the writing process and traits of writing across various genres.

Strategic Reading offers students the chance to learn and practice reading strategies through teacher modeling, cooperative learning, and independent practice. This strategy-based course helps to improve fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and listening comprehension. Writing is also a component of this class. Target areas include vocabulary and sentence structure.

Team Grade 6
Evan Cougot
Erin Moon
Adrienne Payne
Linwood Wilkinson

Team Grade 7
Rebecca Doherty
Shana_Fone
Anishka Maloney
Lindsay_Salyards

Team Grade 8
Karen Amos
Marsha Koenig
Matthew Feldmann
Danielle Firman Payne
Tamara Tuck

Mixed Level
Diane Moore
Katherine Alvizures
Ian Pifer
Colin Wells
Carey Cleveland
Beth Band