This course concentrates on the fundamentals of oral and written communication through public speaking, required composition, specific projects in vocabulary building, and grammatical usage, spelling and punctuation. Students will be introduced to several literary genres within works of fiction and non-fiction: the short story, novel, drama, essay, biography, and poetry. In addition, an analysis of what constitutes adequate research and techniques for accomplishing such research will begin at this level. A Career Education unit that introduces students to job awareness and career options based on interests and skills is infused within all Language Arts 1 courses.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the listed literature units, we will also do grammar, parts-of-speech, usage and mechanics, PARCC testing prep, and weekly vocabulary units.