Middle School - Language Arts

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The Language Arts Department places a strong emphasis on the development of language skills as well as an introduction to literary devices based on the new common core standards in both 7th and 8th grade. Essay writing, study skills, grammar, and vocabulary development are integrated throughout the school year. Students develop proficiency in the critical analysis of literature and in the analysis of argument. There is a strong emphasis on informational text and research. A summer reading component is required.

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