In both seventh and eighth grades, students will practice and demonstrate an understanding of English through the integration of reading, literature study, vocabulary development, writing, grammar and usage, research, listening and speaking.
The English curriculum corresponds directly with PSSA Writing and Reading preparation by addressing Pennsylvania standards/anchors and eligible content in varied lessons.
Our course includes numerous strategies, tasks, techniques and assessments to reach the intended goal of helping students to become better readers, writers, listeners and speakers.
Areas of Study:
-Types of Writing
Narrative - Informative - Expository - Descriptive - Persuasive
-Quality of Writing
Content – Organization – Focus – Conventions - Style
-Listening and Speaking
Class Discussion – Debate – Active Audience
-Characters and Functions of the English Language
Roots – Prefixes – Suffixes - Origins
Multiple Sources – Bibliography - Internet
Study Island – Go My Access – Write to Learn
Use of Technology to Develop, Enhance and Publish Writing
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature