Language Arts Bridge
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In Language Arts Bridge, students will explore grammar, writing, and reading in order to grow as communicators. Students will gain greater mastery in recognition and usage of elements of English grammar and mechanics. They will learn to manipulate different parts of speech, clauses, and sentence types in order to communicate effectively through writing. Students will also craft several short pieces of writing, each with a specific purpose and style, as they learn structure and support their claims with transitions and details. We’ll work to reinforce editing skills by applying grammar principles to our own writing, as our goal is for students to be able to produce interesting, purposeful writing supported by strong sentences, appropriate stylistics, and accurate grammar. Finally, students will read and analyze literature independently and as a class, practicing comprehension, critical thinking, and literary analysis techniques. The course will offer many opportunities for students to enjoy language arts and to think deeply about the way we read, write, and communicate.
Please view prerequisites and required supplies below.
Special Note: While this course also uses Rod & Staff’s Progressing with Courage (Grade 6), that book will serve as a sourcebook. Students who have already taken Introduction to Language Arts will work on different exercises and with new examples from what they have seen previously. (Introduction to Language Arts is not necessarily a prerequisite.)
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Exposure to parts of speech and some paragraph composition. Also, please take a look at the placement exam for our grammar text located HERE to ensure proper course level.
Jensen’s Format Writing, ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0890519929
Progressing with Courage – Rod and Staff English Grade 6 ISBN: 9780739905234
Wonder by R. J. Palacio, ISBN 13: 9780375869020
Holes by Louis Sachar, ISBN-13: 978-0440414803
Fever 1793, ISBN-13: 978-0689848919
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, ISBN 13: 9780385323062
Number The Stars by Lois Lowry, ISBN 13: 9780547577098
Brittney Tomczak is a graduate of Western Governors University with a degree in Special Education. She worked in the public school system at the elementary age level for 4 years before making the decision to stay home with her children to homeschool. During her early homeschooling years, she also taught online composition courses at the high school and middle school levels for 2 years. Brittney is passionate about teaching. Her desire is to create a love for learning for students and help them to become confident readers and writers.