English Language Arts – Group A1

Students study a variety of literary works connected to the themes of Developing Perspectives and Looking Forward to the Future. Students explore and discuss how the topics and ideas presented in literature connect to their own beliefs and the world around them. Students continue to apply and build upon comprehension strategies, making inferences, identifying causal relationships, questioning the author’s purpose and point of view, and using context to discern the meaning of words. Students express their ideas, findings, and creativity through their writing and by participating in group discussions, collaborative activities, and multimedia projects. Students also experiment with the concepts of grammar and mechanics in their writing.