• LANGUAGE ARTS

    Instructor: Bailey, Suzanne Cargle

    Sixth grade students will receive instruction in reading, writing, and listening, speaking & viewing. By the end of 6th grade, students will be able to:
    • Use oral and written language, media, and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes
    • Determine specific areas of interest and engage in personal reading
    • Analyze their own writing in order to revise what they say and how they say it
    • Employ distinctive voice and style in writing
    • Proof their own writing and edit to conform to basic conventions of Standard English
    • Convey opinions through oral communication, role-play, or performances
    • Apply specific guidelines to evaluate content and strategies in listening, speaking, and viewing assignments

    Seventh grade students will receive instruction in reading, writing, and listening, speaking, & viewing. By the end of 7th grade, students will be able to:
    • Use oral and written language, media, and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes
    • Discuss and analyze compelling works of literature
    • Constructively critique their own writing and the writing of their peers
    • Use descriptive words and complex sentences in a variety of writing genres
    • Proof their own writing and edit to conform to basic conventions of Standard English
    • Participate in oral presentations and dramatic interpretations for various audiences
    • Analyze the effects of media images, text, and sound on viewers

    Eighth grade students will receive instruction in reading, writing, and listening, speaking, & viewing. By the end of 8th grade, students will be able to:
    • Use oral and written language, media, and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes
    • Extend appreciation of written and spoken language beyond the school setting
    • Produce quality essays and narratives, as well as a writing drawn from research
    • Use strong verbs, adjectives, and adverbs as they continue to develop personal writing styles
    • Proof their own writing and edit to conform to basic conventions of Standard English
    • Convey, both orally and in writing, a developing interest in discussing and debating social issues
    • Apply specific guidelines to evaluate content and strategies in media
    • Deepen their study of Georgia history by identifying Georgia authors and examining texts these authors created

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