English/Literature

English
English

Year-long course required of 7th and 8th graders on three levels concepts, standard, and accelerated.

In English students study grammar, usage, mechanics, speaking, writing, and spelling. Areas of emphasis at each level are determined by student strengths and needs. Students are encouraged to improve their understanding and communication by relating the different areas of language study. Students also apply their writing skills across the curriculum.

Literature
Literature

Year-long course required of 7th and 8th graders on three levels concepts, standard, and accelerated.

In literature students develop vocabulary, comprehension skills, and ability to interpret and evaluate written material. Students are introduced to both classical and modern literature of every genre. The 7th grade course emphasizes American literature, the 8th grade course, mythology and legends. Students are encouraged to read independently and develop life-long reading habits.