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Course Descriptions:

Language Arts 6 emphasizes skill and strategy development in reading, writing, research, vocabulary, and oral communication. Students will read and apply skills and strategies to comprehend selections of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Language Arts 7 continues an emphasis on skill and strategy development in reading, writing, research, vocabulary, and oral communication. Students will read and apply skills and strategies to comprehend selections of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Language Arts 8 continues an emphasis on skill and strategy development in reading, writing, research, vocabulary, and oral communication. Students will read and apply skills and strategies to comprehend selections of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Honors sections, at all levels, include an Advance Writing Workshop. This workshop is designed to enhance writing skills for honors level Language Arts students in both the writing process and traits of writing across various genres.

Strategic Reading offers students the chance to learn and practice reading strategies through teacher modeling, cooperative learning, and independent practice.  This strategy-based course helps to improve fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and listening comprehension.  Writing is also a component of this class.  Target areas include vocabulary and sentence structure.


Dalton, Donna. A Program of Study for Grades 6-12: A Planning Guide for Students and Parents. Chesterfield County Public Schools, 1 Jan. 2017, docs.google.com/document/d/1V1VJJrKGuIReOB5YkY3Lmg5Ah2YRsaYteWbeVAQ_gVQ/edit. Accessed 28 Aug. 2017.




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