Language Arts

 

Main Goal

            To provide students with the necessary Language Arts Literacy skills to enable them to think logically and creatively; express ideas; understand and participate meaningfully in spoken, written and nonverbal communications; formulate and answer questions; and search for, organize, evaluate, and apply information.

 

Language Arts Literacy Curriculum:

 

 

The basis of Spring Run School Language Arts Literacy Curriculum is a comprehensive, cross curriculum approach using 21st century skill sets and NJCCCS with the ultimate goal of teaching students how to utilize and employ these skills for practical life purpose along with intellectual gain.

            One essential question of the Language Arts Literacy Curriculum deals with the development of the students’ own personal philosophy.  The following novels are utilized to help each student to better understand themselves and the world in which they live:

  • Night  by Ellie Weisel
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  • Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  • Peaceful Warrior (movie)
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 
  • Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Students are also encouraged to:

  • Become independent and fluent readers through reading a variety of materials silently and aloud
  • Demonstrate comprehension through testing and written and oral assignments
  • Read and interpret informational text
  • Learn how to utilize technology, a dictionary ,thesaurus, encyclopedia and other research materials for inquiry and research
  • Write a resume
  • Fill out a job application
  • Enhance writing capabilities through sustained daily writing assignments
  • Speak in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes through oral reports and public speaking assignments
  • Improve active listening through class discussion and quizzes

 

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