Advanced Language Arts
Experiencing literature, literary analysis, grammar, writing
*Open to 9th graders with teacher recommendation/approval
(2) 10:10-11:30 FULL
Pre-requisites for class:
The focus of this course will be the advanced understanding of grammar concepts (students in this class should already be familiar with the parts of speech and noun functions), experiencing great writing through great literature, and the basics of literary analysis such as character development, setting, theme, and symbolism.
In addition, writing will be taught using the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) methodology.
Books will be marked in; please purchase students their own copies.
PRE-REQUISITES: Students MUST have an understanding of the parts of speech as well as noun functions (subject, direct object, indirect object, predicate nominative, object of the preposition, appositives, and noun of direct address). If you are unsure if this class or the Intermediate Language Arts will be a better fit for your student, please contact the instructor.
Required Books & Materials
by Mildred D. Taylor
The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
by Jean Lee Latham
by Louis Sachar
4 dividers (Labeled: Grammar, Writing, Literature, Graded Papers)
pens (blue or black only), pencil
scannable app (or another scanning app of your choice)
Internet access, Gmail account
Printer for homework