LA Middle School focuses on developing well-rounded and deep thinking middle school students. This course will engage students in improving grammar, vocabulary, composition, poetics, and literary analysis skills. LA Middle School involves intensive grammar instruction through a unique, 4-level grammar analysis approach: parts of speech, parts of sentence, phrases, and clauses. Students will experience twenty rigorous vocabulary lessons based on Latin stems and will learn the power of words and how to use them well and wisely. Students will discover the beauty and impact of academic writing and learn writing structure, organization of ideas, and MLA formatting for research papers. Students will complete six academic writing assignments and two academic papers, including a research paper. Poetry is an often underused method of improving writing skill; however, LA Middle School will utilize poetry to learn writing analysis, poetic techniques, and how to apply these techniques to improve students’ writing. The literature component employs a whole books methodology, drawing from short stories, classic novels, non-fiction, and plays, where students will be challenged with reading comprehension discussion, quizzes, writing assignments, and writing feedback from the teacher. This class is taught from a Christian worldview and begins with prayer. Students are required to have a microphone.
Comprehensive Language Arts: Middle School is a 90 minute class offered live each week school is in session for 32 weeks.
Prerequisite is the ability to write solid paragraphs, mastery of all parts of speech, and familiarity with phrases (prepositional, gerund, participial and appositive).
This course includes explicitly Christian content.