English Language Arts 7/8

Course Description 

Literacy and Comprehension I is one of two semester-long intervention courses designed to support the development of strategic reading and writing skills. These courses use a thematic and contemporary approach, including high-interest topics to motivate students and expose them to effective instructional principles using perse content area and real-world texts. Both courses offer an engaging technology-based interface that inspires and challenges students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the following comprehension strategies: summarizing, questioning, previewing and predicting, recognizing text structure, visualizing, making inferences, and monitoring understanding with metacognition. Aimed at improving fluency and vocabulary, self-evaluation strategies built into these courses inspire students to take control of their learning.

Course Objectives

       Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
  • Read a variety of texts from discrete fields and apply strategies to readings
  • Learn and practice the writing process from idea development to revision
  • Apply language skills across all areas and fields
  • Strengthen vocabulary skills to help contextualize meaning
  • Develop analytical media literacy skills applicable to various genres
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