Middle School - Language Arts

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The 7th Grade Language Arts Department places a strong emphasis on the development of language skills and an introduction to literary devices.  Essay writing, study skills, grammar, and vocabulary development are integrated throughout the school year.  All students maintain writing portfolios and a summer reading program is required.

In 8th Grade, students are expected to build upon skills initiated in 7th Grade. There is a continued emphasis on the critical interpretation of various forms of literature, grammar, and essay writing.  Students are introduced to the formal research process.  All 8th Graders further develop their writing portfolios.  A summer reading program is also required.

New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards - http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/lal/