and Reading Seminar - Liberty Jr. High
Welcome to Accelerated Language Arts!
Language Arts is a combination of reading, literary analysis, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Students will be assigned various types of literature which include both fiction and nonfiction.
The Accelerated Language Arts curriculum differs from the regular Language Arts curriculum in the following ways: some different novels, higher expectations for papers and project quality, acceleration of units (especially grammar), and depth of material. So while we may be studying the same unit as my regular classes, the rate at which we cover the material and the depth at which we cover the material will vary greatly. Accelerated does NOT mean more homework, nor does it mean rushing ahead if the students are not ready.
Instruction, discussion, and types of assignments are all differentiated from a regular class in order to create a more challenging environment.
Of Mice and Men
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Grades are weighted as follows:
50% homework / classwork
50% test / quizzes
Homework/Absent Work Policy
Students should make a concerted effort to complete homework assignments by the original due date so as not to fall behind in class.
Monday 12/3 - Sentence structure practice, Google Classroom, write subordinating conjunction songs
Tuesday 12/4 - Comma notes in packet, comma theme posters
Wednesday 12/5 - Finish comma theme posters, finish memorizing subordinating conjunction songs, grammar quiz tomorrow - study your packet!
Thursday 12/6 - Sing songs, take grammar quiz, intro. to Of Mice and Men
Friday 12/7 - Get packets and books, complete anticipation guide, begin reading chapter 1
Monday 12/10 - Discuss novel chapters 1, Read 2 for homework, close reading worksheet
Tuesday 12/11 - Discuss 2, Read 3 for homework and complete close reading
Wednesday 12/12 - Quiz 3, Read 4 and complete close reading
Thursday 12/13 - Quiz 4, Read 5 and complete close reading for homework.
Friday 12/14 - Quiz 5, Finish the book and close reading for homework