English Language Art Department
The study of English Language Arts in Grades 7 and 8 is focused around the New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum along with the guidelines and standards established by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. The study of English Language Arts is the foundation for study in all other curricular areas. Grade 7 and 8 students continue to develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. The extent to which these skills are developed can influence an individual’s ability to become an independent learner. Through the study of diverse literature, students will strengthen their reading skills and understanding of the world. They will also continue to develop their ability to communicate effectively through written and oral language.