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Language Arts

The Language Arts department strives to work towards fluency in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Each grade level works through the CAP (curriculum) and focuses instruction around reading and specific writing genres.

7th Grade

Reading Units:

  • Interacting with Stories
  • Examining Structures
  • Historical Influences (Fiction & Non-Fiction)
  • Critical Viewing: Comparing Texts and Media

Writing Genres:

  • Personal Narrative
  • Feature Article
  • Literary Analysis
  • Consumer Product Review

Contact Mrs. Allen or Mr. Nelson if you have any questions or concerns.


8th Grade

Reading Units:

  • Inferring the Significance of Details (Aug-Sept)
  • Looking Closely at Patterns to Draft & Revise Understanding (Oct-Nov)
  • Creating and Justifying Interpretations (Jan-Feb)
  • Evaluating Differing Perspectives (Mar-Apr)

Writing Genres:

  • Memoir (Sept-Oct)
  • Biographical Profile (Bio Sketch) (Dec)
  • Literary Analysis (Feb-Mar)
  • Argumentative Speech (May)

Contact Mrs. Shaft or Ms. Zambo if you have any questions or concerns.



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