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Language Arts Reading

LaBelle Middle School language arts teachers provide students texts of appropriate complexity in the integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.  The content of this course includes the following:

  • active reading of varied texts for what they say explicitly, as well as the logical inferences that can be drawn

  • analysis of literature and informational texts from varied literary periods to examine:

    • text craft and structure

    • elements of literature

    • arguments and claims supported by textual evidence

    • power and impact of language

    • influence of history, culture, and setting on language

    • personal critical and aesthetic response

  • writing for varied purposes

    • developing and supporting argumentative claims

    • crafting coherent, supported informative/expository texts

    • responding to literature for personal and analytical purposes

    • writing narratives to develop real or imagined events

    • writing to sources (short and longer research) using text based claims and evidence

  • effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions

  • collaboration amongst peers