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REQUIRED ACADEMIC CLASSES
English/Language Arts Core
The 6th, 7th and 8th grade English/Language Arts Core develops and integrates skills in the communication areas of listening, reading, writing, viewing and reasoning. Study skills are also emphasized. Literary analysis occurs within a variety of novels read throughout the year. The John Collins Writing Program, which students began in elementary school, continues to be developed throughout middle school.
English/Language Arts Plus
The 6th, 7th and 8th grade English/Language Arts Plus develops, integrates, and extends skills in the communication areas of listening, reading, writing, speaking, viewing and reasoning. Process writing will continue through application of the John Collins Program. Elements of differentiated instruction include a faster pace, increased depth and increased complexity. The quality of work exceeds that required in the core curriculum.
A comparison of English/Language Arts Core and English/Language Arts Plus is shown below: