Advanced Language Arts
Experiencing literature, literary analysis, grammar, writing
minimum 8, maximum 16
Class time: (Meets once/week)
(Tues-2) 10:10-11:30 (Tues-4) 1:30-2:50
(Wed-2) 10:10-11:30 (Wed-4) 1:30-2:50
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 and a Greek or Latin root word will be taught each week to increase vocabulary and comprehension.
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.
Class periods will consist of grammar lessons, including learning and drilling new concepts, reviewing the literature, learning a root word, and understanding writing through the IEW program.
Homework will include grammar practice, writing assignments, reading the assigned literature and answering questions, and vocabulary development. Students will be responsible for homework each week as well as one project per novel.
Homework time commitment will be approximately one to two hours per week.
Required Books & Materials
by Linda Sue Park
by Lois Lowry
by Jennifer Nielsen
4 dividers (Labeled: Grammar, Writing, Literature, Graded Papers)
pens (blue or black only), pencil
scannable app (or another scanning app of your choice)
Printer for homework