Writing is the focus of the English program this year. Students will write on a daily basis. Grammar, spelling, and other language mechanics will be taught as tools to express oneself clearly through writing. Appreciating the value of reading is another primary goal. Students will share independent reading choices and work with specific pieces in the classroom. Literature pieces are chosen to study several different genres, character analysis, and plot development, as well as to understand more complex vocabulary and understand literary techniques used by authors. Students will work through literature-based projects and writing pieces to understand process, increase fluency, and engage in meaningful discussion with others. Please see the overview attached in the Homeroom blog section for more detail.