Language Arts

English and Communication Arts

6th Grade

Grade 6 Language Arts and Advanced Language Arts have been developed for students to involve themselves in a study of literature within a total language arts program. The goals of the course will be to develop critical thinking, inquiry, reading, research, technology,and writing skills.In order to provide instruction and structure that assists students through the physical and emotional changes during the middle school years, the Language Arts and Advanced Language Arts programs incorporate a variety of learning experiences; such as engaging group activities, projects, and shared inquiry. Rich in opportunities for skill development, the Grade 6 Language Arts and Advanced LanguageArts programs concentrate on proficiency in critical reading, vocabulary development, written expression, listening, and oral communication.

7th Grade

Grade 7 Language Arts and Advanced Language Arts provide an integrated approach to language instruction which incorporates meaningful language experiences. During such experiences, the students will be engaged in authentic tasks that emphasize both process and content. In keeping with recommendations of the National Council of Teachers ofEnglish and the Modern Language Association, skills are stressed as part of an overall process, not as ends in themselves. The goals of the course are to develop critical thinking and problem-solving,reading,writing and research skills.

In order to provide instruction and structure that recognizes the varied learning styles of seventh grade students, this program incorporates diverse learning experiences such as group activities,cross-curricular projects and discussions. The Grade 7 Language Arts and AdvancedLanguage Arts programs provide opportunities for students to become independent readers, writers and thinkers. The proficiencies focus on analytical and critical reading, vocabulary development, written expression, research, listening and oral communication. Critical thinking skills are infused throughout the program

8th Grade

Grade 8 Language Arts and Language Arts Pre-honors have been developed for students to involve themselves in a thematic study of literature within a comprehensive language arts program. The goals of the course will be to develop vocabulary, critical thinking, active reading,research and writing skills and to prepare students for the NJASK 8 as well as heighten the adolescents' awareness of the universal human experience through exposure to a variety of literary genres. The Grade 8Language Arts course is a preparation for the high school English program. The Grade 8 Language Arts Pre-honors course is the initial preparation for the high school English honors program.In order to provide instruction and structure that assists students through the physical and emotional changes that occur during these years, theLanguage Arts and Pre-honors program incorporates a variety of learning experiences such as group activities, projects and discussions. Rich in opportunities for skill development, the Grade 8 Language Arts andLanguage Arts Pre-honors program concentrates on proficiency in analytic and critical reading, vocabulary development, written expression,research, listening and oral communication. Critical thinking skills are infused throughout the program.

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