Mission for the Class

* Read and write with clarity and precision (vocabulary, spelling, sentence and paragraph development, reading fluency, life skills)

* Effectively communicate and learn from each other (informal discussions,  persuasive essays, oral presentations, interviews, etc.)

* Demonstrate character values and ethical behavior (discussions, role- playing, stories that deal with character & ethics)

* Understand and appreciate the value of diversity amongst students.  (Sharing, discussions, novels dealing with diversity)