Language Arts Curriculum
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade English and Spelling
The focus of the class is on English grammar, as in the eight parts of speech, and writing. The English book used is Elements of Language by Holt publishers.During the year the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will give three speeches. They will write one research paper. Also during the year they will have numerous writing assignments that focus on thesis statements and topic sentences.
Spelling class concentrates on basic phonics rules, root and base words, prefixes, suffixes, and vocabulary. The Spelling book used is Spelling Connections by Zaner-Bloser.
Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
Simple, Compound, Complex Compound-Complex Sentences
Subject and Verb Agreement
Capitalization and Punctuation
Independent and Subordinate Clauses and Phrases
Writing a Report
Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
C. RESOURCE AND SKILLS