English Language Arts

  • Middle School

    In 7th and 8th grade ELA, students read and analyze a wide range of texts in genres including poetry, novels, plays, biographies, nonfiction narratives, speeches, and films. They also learn to write in forms including essays, personal narratives, argumentative texts such as editorials, and research papers. Each grade level is structured around a theme, such as "Challenges" or "Coming of Age."

  • High School: Grades 9, 10 & 11

    In 9th through 11th grade, ELA students continue to read and analyze a wide range of texts in genres including poetry, novels, plays, biographies, nonfiction narratives, speeches, and films. They also learn to write in forms including essays, personal narratives, argumentative texts such as editorials, and research papers. Each grade level is structured around a theme, such as "Challenges" or "Coming of Age."

    Students receiving a 3 or 4 on the ELA Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) at the end of their sophomore year can begin selecting ELA classes from the following categories for their 11th and 12th grade ELA classes.

    High School: Grades 11 & 12

    Courses:

    African American Lit
    Bridge to College English
    Creative Writing
    Mythology
    Native American Lit
    Writing on Film

    Dual Credit:

    AP English Language & Composition
    AP English Literature & Composition

    Electives:

    English Language Arts Enrichment
    Creative Writing
    Debate
    Mythology
    Writing on Film

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