English language arts courses designed by the staff of Alta Vista offer students rigorous academic performance standards. It is based on a philosophy of teaching and learning that is consistent with the current research, exemplary practices, and national standards.

The ultimate purpose of the English Language Arts curriculum is to teach students the language abilities they need to communicate effectively as individuals and as contributing members of society.

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  • Language Arts 2 5-25-12 Teacher: McMillan Course Name:   Language Arts II                                Date: 5-25-12 Lesson Objective(s): I can draft an argumentative paper with a strong thesis, well-structured arguments, and counterarguments. Essential ...
    Posted May 25, 2012, 5:30 AM by Bobbie McMillan
  • Language Arts 2 5-23/24-12 Teacher: McMillan Course Name:   Language Arts II                                Date: 5-23/24-12 Lesson Objective(s): I can create rebuttals against an opponent’s counterarguments.   Essential/Guiding Question(s): How can ...
    Posted May 23, 2012, 5:28 AM by Bobbie McMillan
  • Language Arts 4 5-22-12 Students will finish their debate about the best solution for reducing crime in KC.  They will turn in the research papers that were the foundation of the debate.
    Posted May 22, 2012, 5:18 AM by Bobbie McMillan
  • Language Arts 2 4-21/22-12 Teacher: McMillan Course Name:   Language Arts II                                Date: 5-21/22-12 Lesson Objective(s): I can write an argumentative thesis statement. I can identify faulty reasoning. Essential/Guiding Question ...
    Posted May 21, 2012, 5:08 AM by Bobbie McMillan
  • Language Arts 4 5-18-12 Teacher: McMillan Course Name:   Language Arts IV                                Date: 5-18-12 Lesson Objective(s): I can effectively deliver a well-researched argument about the best solution to a problem.  I ...
    Posted May 16, 2012, 9:25 AM by Bobbie McMillan
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