ELA Grades 5-8

Welcome to English Language Arts!

     English Language Arts encompasses many things, including developing the skill of reading for enjoyment. In my class, students will read such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Hunger Games, Hatchet, Bridge to Terebithia, and my personal favorites, The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In addition to reading fiction, students will also study short stories, non-fiction, science fiction, poetry, and folktales.

     English Language Arts confronts us with many real-life questions, which are perfect opportunities for students to analyze and use their critical-thinking skills in essays, quick writes, and various assignments. Students will become effective writers by learning how to organize essays, develop paragraphs, and use proper grammar. They will also explore their creativity through personal narrative essays, journal writing, and projects. My class will also include a vigorous study of vocabulary development, word origin, and spelling skills.

     Students and parents can access many resources and stay on top of the work we are doing in class on this website. Click on the grade level to see current units of study.

      Please contact me with any questions. Thank you for visiting!

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Reading to the mind is what exercise is to the body - Joseph Addison

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