Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: Yes
This course provides an overview in reading/comprehension of various genres including fiction and non-fiction. Students read the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and analyze the main character’s development. Various activities emphasize informative and fiction writing, including planning, research, use of organizers, drafting, revision, and editing. Instruction also includes grammar basics and mechanics such as combining sentences and using correct punctuation. Analytical exercises consist of comparing genres, evaluating media, and identifying and using persuasion. Additionally, students practice necessary life skills such as communication and presentation, reflecting on the importance of collaboration in teamwork.
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