Ms Paul Evans
Oasis Middle School, Cape Coral, FL
Language Arts, Grades 7 and 8; Advance LA Grades 7 and 8
I hope that you enjoyed your summer break and that you are ready to start a new year that will be filled with many challenges and rewards.
Rememebr, this is a PRIDE classroom: Preparation, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication, Effort is what it will take to be successful.
In this course, using the Oasis Writing Process as a framework, students will develop clarity, organization, the use of detail, and identification of audience and purpose in writing and oral communication.
Additionally, in writing, students will adhere to Standard English including a study of grammar, conventions, vocabulary building and usage.
During the course of the year, students will be taught reading and analytical strategies for making connections, inferring, and drawing conclusions in various literay works, short stories, poems and novels.
Buy the end of the year, students are expected to reinforce and enrich their knowledge, fluency, and linguistic skills through an independent project.
ADVANCED LEVEL STUDENTS
Besides completing general course objectives, students who excel beyond their chronological peers will use this course to develop skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making at a level of complexity and depth appropriate for advanced learners.
By the end of the year, in writing and oral communication, advance students will be able to effectively and efficiently communicate abstract and complex ideas, relationships and issues.