In Language Arts there will be endless opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills in reading and writing during the school year! We will be using the AVID WICOR method during class: we Write, we Inquire, we Collaborate, we Organize ourselves and our materials and we Read- every day. It is my hope that in our classroom this year you will find YOUR VOICE!!! You will be asked during Quarter 1 to begin setting SMART goals for yourself. These will be goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant to academic gains and time-bound. We will check grades every Monday and determine what needs to be done during the course of the week.
Reading: Author Study- delve into how authors write, the strategies they use, the goals they achieve using the strategies and the themes they develop. Who will be a favorite?
Writing: Narrative essay. We all have a story to tell. It could be a real story about a person, a place or an event in our lives that meant something to us OR it could be a story we wish existed in the world. What story will you write and share with the world?