This language arts class is designed to increase your communications skills through reading, writing, speaking, and the study of the English language. Our primary focus in language arts class will be mastery of different writing styles, citing evidence in our reading text to support claims, demonstration of the rules of grammar, and the ability to express yourself orally.
This year you can expect to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction including novels, short stories, dramas, poetry, articles and essays. These writing pieces will model the different writing styles we will be working on ourselves. Writing assignments will include timed responses, journal writing, essays, critiques, and creative pieces. Vocabulary and grammar assignments will also be an important part of this class. Because we are a community of learners, please also expect to work periodically in group situations and to present information to your peers in groups or individually.
Please understand that at-home and independent reading is expected and is a component of our course. You will be held accountable for reading by various methods.
There is a lot to cover in the Language Arts class, but we are here to help you be successful!!