To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.
To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.
To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).
To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.
To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.
To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being
Reading literature and informational texts:
Speaking and Listening:
2- Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes
3- Parts of Speech: Nouns & Verbs
4- Vocabulary: Homonyms
5- Parts of Speech: Pronoun
6- Parts of Speech: Adjectives & Adverbs
7- Parts of Speech: Preposition & Conjunctions
8- Parts of Speech: Review
9- Short Stories
10- Vocabulary: Word Origins
11- Sentences: Construction
12- Sentences: Objects & Complements
13- Sentences: Parallel Structures
14- Sentences: Capitalization
15- Sentences: Punctuation Marks
16- Sentences: Clauses
17- Sentences: Using Modifiers
18- Writing: Descriptive Essay
19- Writing: Parallelism
20- Reading and Writing: Persuasion
21- To Kill A Mockingbird
22- Vocabulary: Context Clues
24- Lord of the Flies
25- Vocabulary: Concrete Words
26- Writing: HyperText Assignment
27- Romeo & Juliet
28- Course Survey