Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students are invited to join us for a Language Arts course aligned with the California Content Standards.
We have two ELA courses for middle schoolers taught at the same time:
Core Language Arts: For 6th and 7th graders
Intermediate Language Arts: for 7th and 8th graders
This course emphasizes the fundamental language skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking, viewing, and presenting. Vocabulary and grammar skills training will be integrated throughout the school year. We will study various literary genres: short stories, poetry, novel, drama, and non-fiction. A major goal for the course is the development of reading and writing skills. Three communication standards will be addressed throughout each unit: narrative, persuasive and expository. Interactive activities include readers theatre, class debates, beach ball discussions, class gameshows and ELA escape rooms!