MS017 Language Arts 7: An integrated reading and writing approach is used to teach reading skills and the writing process through the study of literature. Units are developed to present literary forms including short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. The use of class novels supplements the numerous self-selected novels read throughout the year. The six traits of writing provide the framework for writing instruction. Peer editing and revision are also emphasized. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to compose argumentative, informative, and narrative pieces of writing that address a specific topic, purpose, and audience. Students are also required to demonstrate the ability to compose an essay based on text dependent evidence (TDA). The curriculum is aligned to the PA Core Standards.
MS077 Advanced Language Arts 7: The Advanced Language Arts course includes the same writing and grammar topics as Language Arts 7, but it has more advanced reading and research assignments and moves at a faster pace. Placement recommendations are mad by Grade 6 Language Arts Teachers, 7th grade collaboration, PSSA scores and academic performance.MS018: Language Arts 8: Students will experience an integrated reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing approach to language. Units are developed to present literary forms including short stories, poetry, and drama. The use of class novels in conjunction with the eighth grade history curriculum allows students to use background knowledge gained in history to aid their reading comprehension of class novels or novel excerpts. Additionally, students are required to read numerous self-selected books throughout the year. Sentence structure, paragraph structure and grammar are stressed in writing assignments that culminate in the student’s ability to write in essay form in the argumentative, narrative, or informative mode.
MS088: Advanced Language Arts 8: The Advanced Language Arts course includes the same writing and grammar topics as Language Arts 8, but it has more advanced reading and research assignments and moves at a faster pace. GRADE 7 LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTOR WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE FOR ENROLLMENT.