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English

The language arts curriculum focuses on grammar, usage, and mechanics, which assist in making their writing polished and their structure of language correct. They learn to construct clear and effective sentences and paragraphs, including techniques in organizational writing and style. Students receive instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Students concentrate on writing personal narratives, fiction, non-fiction, expository, descriptive, persuasive, comparing and contrasting, as well as daily journaling. The spelling program incorporates Greek and Latin roots and affixes in order to develop the skills needed to decipher unknown words in multiple content areas.

In the reading curriculum, students understand and analyze elements of reading through vocabulary, journal writing, and comprehension of novels, short stories, and poetry. They demonstrate Biblical integration through analyzing character traits, as well as the themes of each work through God’s Word. Literature circles help students work cooperatively and independently. In addition, students exhibit comprehension, with the help of context clues, and the ability to differentiate fact and opinion through daily work. Students are able to define literary terms and provide examples of the terms within the text. 

In this class, students will gain command of the fundamentals of grammar and mechanics with the English language and how to apply those effectively in their writing. This class will go over the different modes of writing and give students the opportunity to practice and become proficient in different styles of writing. Students will also learn the conventions of the writing process and how to properly format and organize a paper. Through writing, students will demonstrate understanding of written convention.  Students will also read and analyze great literary works of human history and the cultural context in which they were written from a Christian perspective. With every piece of literature, the Biblical worldview will be discussed and analyzed as it is represented in the work. Examples of literature that will be read and discussed are The Odyssey, The Hobbit, and The Giver.

In this class, students will gain command of the fundamentals of grammar and mechanics with the English language and how to apply those effectively in their writing. This class will go over the different modes of writing and give students the opportunity to practice and become proficient in different styles of writing. Students will also learn the conventions of the writing process and how to properly format and organize a paper. Through writing, students will demonstrate understanding of written convention. Students will also read and analyze great literary works of human history and the cultural context in which they were written from a Christian perspective. With every piece of literature, the Biblical worldview will be discussed and analyzed as it is represented in the work. Examples of literature that will be read and discussed are Fahrenheit 451, Beowulf, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Book Thief.

Teachers

 
 
Mrs. Lane Rice
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Mary Lee Pridemore