Students will engage in the writing process, learning how to
revise and edit their work according to the conventions of a particular form or
genre of writing. Students will read
novels of their choice regularly in class, and will respond to these novels and
a variety of other texts, including stories, poems, articles and film with
their thoughts and analysis. Students
will participate in and lead discussions about controversial topics in today’s
So what does this mean?
Start of class activators give students the opportunity to respond to a question, quote, or inspirational message and engage them in topics that are of interest to them right off the bat.
Moving forward, students will not only be reading great novels in our ever expanding classroom library, they will also be exploring different forms of writing such as persuassive or literary essays, memoirs, feature artucels and short stories.
Students are given extra opportunities to expand their knowledge with our expansive units on writing memoirs, and short stories to improve their writing skills.
In addition, students have the opportunity to find articles and topics of interest to them as individuals and as a whole on topics about nearly everything under the sun. Students are always encouraged to express their opinions on the ideas and their wide-ranging points of view make for very interesting discussions!
We also create advertisements, research contemporary issues and take numerous field trips that the students write written responses to.
We love to show our work here at Argyle and at the end of the year students develop a portfolio with a collection of their best or most proud of work to take a final look at, evaluate their progress throughout the year and see how much they have really grown and developed not only in their Laanguage Arts skills, but as people as a whole.