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reading6th Grade

Language Arts & Literature
Students will focus their attention on basic language mechanics, vocabulary building, grammar and basic research skills. They will work to fine tune their skills in recognizing and writing expository, persuasive, descriptive and narrative writing styles. Analytic reading and writing will be a major focus during the sixth grade year.

Students read literature in various genres and discuss plot, character, setting and theme. We emphasize personal analysis of the reading material with accurate documentation with quotes from the source.

7th Grade

Language Arts & Literature
Students practice clear communication through writing, speaking and listening in a variety of situations. There is an emphasis on research, note taking, vocabulary building, debating, writing mechanics and editing.

Students read literature in various genres and discuss plot, character, setting and theme. We emphasize personal analysis of the reading material with accurate documentation with quotes from the source.

8th Grade

Language Arts & Literature
All curricular areas are addressed with an emphasis given to research, note taking, vocabulary building, debating, writing mechanics and editing. Special attention is placed on recognizing bias and on answering questions in depth with specific, factual information to back up personal opinions.

Students read literature in various genres and discuss plot, character, setting and theme. We emphasize personal analysis of the reading material with accurate documentation with quotes from the source.