English Language Arts

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

Seventh (7) Grade

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of poetic devices, as well as tone and mood, on a verse stanza of a poem or as section of a story/drama
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials
  • Produce clear and coherent writing using the writing process in which the development, organization, and style are relevant to task, purpose, and audience
  • Analyze a Fictional and Non-Fictional text
  • Predict, make inferences, and draw conclusions, citing examples of textual evidence
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citations

Eighth (8) Grade

  • Produce clear and coherent writing through the process of drafting, revising, and editing
  • Produce writing pieces for multiple purposes and audiences
  • Produce clear and coherent writing using the writing process in which the development, organization, and style are relevant to task, purpose, and audience
  • Identify and analyze credible sources
  • Read literature and/or informational text to determine the author's purpose and analyze the central idea or theme over the course of the text
  • Determine what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text
  • Analyze how figurative language and literary devices contribute to the meaning of a text
  • Actively participate in collaborative discussions and/or presentations

Meet Our English Teachers

Colleen Egle

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Stacy Ellefson

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Gavin Jones

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John Adams Middle School
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Jennifer Pralle

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Brianna Kappers

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