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Language arts instruction in the intermediate school further expands and develops those reading and writing skills that are introduced in the elementary school program. Writing and reading are the core units of study in all three grade levels. Students are taught to write for various audiences, purposes, and modes; students are taught grammar skills and are provided practice in spelling, word usage, punctuation, capitalization, and handwriting. In reading, students apply learned reading skills in both fiction and nonfiction reading selections. The study of literature increases in the intermediate school program. Students read a variety of literary selections.

 

6th Grade

This integrated reading/language course is scheduled in a two-period instructional time block. Course content includes the following: (1) developing skill in attending to, responding to, and analyzing oral communications; (2) developing fluency in speaking to accomplish a variety of purposes such as informing, expressing, persuading, and entertaining; (3) using word attack skills to decode written language; (4) developing vocabulary to understand written material; (5) using comprehension skills to gain meaning from various types of reading materials; (6) applying reading skills to a variety of practical situations; (7) developing literary appreciation skills to provide personal reading enjoyment; (8) using a variety of techniques to select topics and to generate material to write about those topics; (9) developing skill in writing effectively for a variety of purposes, modes, and audiences; (10) applying the conventions of writing to produce effective communications; and (11) developing skill in using the grammar of English for effective oral and written communication.


7th Grade

This integrated reading/language course includes study in the following essential knowledge and skills: (1) writing concepts and skills, focusing on using the composing process to write for a variety of audiences, purposes, and modes; (2) language concepts and skills, focusing on the effective use of oral and written language for a variety of purposes and audiences; (3) literature concepts and skills, focusing on literary works; (4) reading concepts and skills, focusing on basic comprehension skills, focusing on group discussions/interactions and speaking for or attending to a variety of oral language situations.


8th Grade

This integrated reading/language course includes study in the following essential knowledge and skills: (1) writing concepts and skills, focusing on using the composing process to write for a variety of audiences, purposes, and modes; (2) language concepts and skills focusing on effective use of the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, and spelling in oral and written language; (3) literature concepts and skills, focusing on various literary genres, more complex plot and character development, and basic types and characteristics of nonfiction; (4) reading concepts and skills, focusing on the development of higher-level comprehension skills and a general review of fundamental reading skills; and (5) speaking and listening skills, focusing on group discussion, speaking in a variety of oral situations, and responding appropriately to a presenter.

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