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Language Arts - Middle School

Core Language Arts: Malika Bell 

Advanced Language Arts: Ajita Harrison

Monday 11:00am-1:00pm

Price: $500 per semester

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are invited to join us for a Language Arts course aligned with the California Content Standards. Some highlights include: enhancing essay writing skills, public speaking and developing critical thinking skills. Students will create online writing portfolios to organize and showcase their work. Students will be required to read a minimum of 5 novels outside of class. 

There are two courses for middle school language arts: Core and Advanced.  Core is appropriate for 6th and 7th graders and Advanced is appropriate for 7th and 8th graders. 

8th 7th graders who would like to be challenged in their reading comprehension and their writing should take the Advanced course.  They course will focus on evidence-based arguments, literature analysis and writing fundamentals.


Please purchase online for the class.
For the 6th/7th grade class
The Language of Literature Grade 7
McDougel Litte
ISBN: 0618136622

For 7th/8th Grade Class

Write on Course 20-20 
ISBN: 978-1-941660-33-1

Write on Course 20-20 Skills Book (8)​
ISBN: 978-1-941660-39-3​

We will also be reading different books throughout the semester. The instructor will pass out a Fall and Spring Reading Guide.