Our 8th Language Arts classes will include the following and will be adjusted by grade level. All of the following components are necessary to start preparing for topic:
- Reading Comprehension
- Learn strategies to analyze structure of passages
Students will learn the fundamental components of grammar, including the parts of speech, diagramming, and understanding how a sentence is formed. Because grammar is not explicitly taught in most public schools, this class is critical for middle school students, since it is also tested on the SAT. A strong understanding of grammars often reflected in excellent writing, as it reinforces a student’s understanding of language.
During the writing portion of the class, students will be exposed to different styles of writing including personal narratives, descriptive writing, persuasive writing, research essays, and creative writing. Many middle schoolers have difficulty expressing their thoughts clearly, therefore our classes will focus on teaching students how to plan out a paper before they write it. In addition, classes will practice the skills needed to be a good writer, including finding exact words, revising sentences, and improve sentence structure.