5thÂ Hour:Â 8thÂ Grade Language and Literature
CIS is on and accelerated schedule, so most of the literature studied this year will be a 9thÂ grade curriculum.
English Language and Literature covers three areas of study in IB which we will be working on all year:
- Â Content
- Â Organization
- Â Language and Style
We will be studying various novels (dealing largely with science and science fiction), drama (Romeo and Juliet/ The Miracle Worker), Â poetry,Â Short stories, and non-fiction.Â Â We will also be working on writing throughout the year.Â Students will have at least one weekly writing assignment (WWA), which will dealÂ with their personal experiences dealing with a theme, conflict, or idea coming from the literature we are currently studying.Â Â They willÂ also be working on expository writing as well.Â We will study the grammar and mechanics largely through the studentâ€™s own writing and DLPs (Daily Language Practice).
I am enjoying my first year at CIS thoroughly.Â If you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.