Language Arts and Reading Seminar
Liberty Jr. High
Welcome to Accelerated Language Arts!
Language Arts is a combination of reading, literary analysis, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Students will be assigned various types of literature which include both fiction and nonfiction.
The Accelerated Language Arts curriculum differs from the regular Language Arts curriculum in the following ways: some different novels, higher expectations for papers and project quality, acceleration of units (especially grammar), and depth of material. So while we may be studying the same unit as my regular classes, the rate at which we cover the material and the depth at which we cover the material will vary greatly. Accelerated does NOT mean more homework, nor does it mean rushing ahead if the students are not ready.
Instruction, discussion, and types of assignments are all differentiated from a regular class in order to create a more challenging environment.
Units 1, 2, 4
Of Mice and Men
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Independent Novel Study
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Trimester
Students choose their own novel to read independently and complete a project.
Grades are weighted as follows:
50% MP Unit tests, MP Selection Tests, Essays, Projects
30% Grammar tests / quizzes
20% Classwork / homework
Homework/Absent Work Policy
Absent work should be made up as soon as possible without penalty. Late work may be turned in for a 20% penalty up to the selection test / grammar test. After the test, I will no longer accept it.
See Google Classroom