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Language Arts

7th Grade Language Arts Course Description

This course is an in-depth study of grammar, including parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, sentence patterns and structure, diagramming, and paragraph development. The class will include vocabulary building, and dictionary skills. A small amount of literature to expand reading and writing skills and to develop vocabulary and comprehension will be included. 

8th Grade Language Arts Course Decription

The language arts course will include the study of grammar and spelling as an extension of basic skills and concepts learned in the seventh grade. The study of the eight parts of speech, sentence structure, writing mechanics, and spelling rules will be included. This course will also include a study of literature, including poetry, short stories, and novels. Literature will be used to sharpen reading skills, develop vocabulary, and improve comprehension and identification of literary elements such as theme, plot, characterization, and figurative language. Students will write book reports, themes, creative assignments, and reader’s response to literature stories. 

Language Arts Teachers

Bowman, Ms.
ELA 8/AVID 8 Teacher
Honda, Maxine
Ramirez, Arturo
Taylor, Mark

Grade Weighting

Grade weighting is the practice of counting critical assessments more highly than less critical assessments. Grade weights should correspond to the relative importance and the number of learning objectives being assessed.

7th Grade Language Arts:

Your grade will be based on the following:

  • 50% tests
  • 25% projects/papers
  • 25% homework/class work/ participation/ responsibility


8th Grade Language Arts:

Your grade will be based on the following:

  • 50% tests
  • 25% projects
  • 25% homework/class work/ participation/ responsibility