ELA

English Language Arts

Department Goal:
The goal of the Brunswick Junior High School Language Arts program is to foster interaction among reading, writing, speaking, and listening in order to think and communicate effectively. Beyond the development of basic competence, the curriculum will challenge a student’s potential and encourage individual excellence. Using a balanced approach to instruction, emphasis will be on process as well as product. Students will practice language arts skills daily and receive frequent feedback across all content areas, providing the literacy tools for lifelong learning.

Reading
Short stories
Class Novels Poetry
Literature Circles
Elements of Fiction

Writing Genres
Narrative
Argumentative
Informational/Expository
Poetry
Persuasive

Interdisciplinary Research Project (Aztec, Inca, Maya)

Grammar
Parts of speech
Capitalization
Punctuation