ELA!! So just what is it? Well, it's English Language Arts!! There are several aspects of language that we will cover this year: Grammar, Vocabulary, Literature, Essay Writing and Debating.
We will be reviewing grammar you have already learned AND
learn new material. There will be loads of practice exercises and a few tests to make sure you've understood the information.
Vocabulary is Fun!! We will have packets with 20 words each that will give you opportunities to practice them before you have the quiz.
I hope you like to read because we have lots of literature books to study and discuss! Each year has specific novels that we will read.
Do you like to write? There will be plenty of chances to use your powers on analysis as you interpret plot, setting, characterization, and language.
Some people enjoy a good discussion (and sometimes argument). We will have class debates on characters' motivation or the author's point of view.