Language Arts Honors (Grades 7 and 8)-Mr. Flaherty


    Language Arts Honors in Room 113 will focus on four main components: grammar, writing, reading, and vocabulary. Students will analyze reading selections from the Language of Literature textbook, an array of novels for both 7th and 8th grade, and an assortment of supplemental reading passages. Literary elements aligned with the Common Core Standards will be studied through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing will be focused around the basics of grammar and the writing process and will be practiced through the LDC Writing Modules throughout the year. An intensive study of vocabulary will be presented to the students as well.
    7th grade novels: Watson's Go To Birmingham-1963, The Outsiders, Forged by Fire, Ender's Game, The Devil's Arithmetic  
    8th grade novels: The Giver, Devil's Arithmetic, Copper Sun, The House on Mango Street, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ender's Game
    "Continuous effort-not strength or intelligence-is the key to unlocking our potential."
    Winston Churchill
    "There is no friend as loyal as a book."
    Ernest Hemingway