English language arts_2013

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English language arts_2013

  1. 1. ENGLISH LANGUAGEARTS
  2. 2. WHAT CAN YOURSTUDENT EXPECT TOLEARN FROM BVSWENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTSCLASSES?To become a critical readerTo write with a purposeTo develop literacy skills toprepare him/her for post highschool endeavors
  3. 3. WHAT ARE THE OPTIONSFOR FRESHMAN ELA?English Language Arts IHonors English Language Arts IWHICH ONE IS RIGHT FORMY STUDENT?
  4. 4. FIRST, WHAT ARE THESIMILARITIES?Both classes offer engaging,challenging learning environmentsthat highlight skills needed to be alifelong reader and writer.Both classes are committed tosummer reading opportunities.
  5. 5. IS HONORS ELA RIGHTFOR MY STUDENT? Is your student an intrinsically motivatedself-starter? Does your student have a passion forreading and writing? (He/she does both onhis/her own for pleasure) Can your student commit to extendedsummer reading requirements, longer andmore challenging reading selections duringthe school year, and more frequent andcomplex writing assignments? Does your student want to pursueAdvanced Placement courses in the future?
  6. 6. WHAT IS AP?(ADVANCED PLACEMENT)A rigorous course of ELA studywith challenging texts andfrequent essay writing.An AP exam may be taken forpotential college credit.AP is only offered during thejunior and senior years.
  7. 7. A WORD ABOUT SUMMERREADINGELA I: (one book)Students will choose a bookappropriate to their reading level -one which they have not readpreviously. The choice is personaland will evolve around strongstudent identification with thebook’s characters, themes, and/orplot. Note: parents are encouraged to assist students with theirsummer reading choice so as to ensure appropriate readinglevel and subject matter as noted.
  8. 8. Honors ELA I: (two books) Students will choose a book appropriateto their reading level - one which theyhave not read previously. The choice ispersonal and will evolve around strongstudent identification with the book’scharacters, themes, and/or plot. Note: parents are encouraged to assist students with their summerreading choice so as to ensure appropriate reading level andsubject matter as noted. In addition, students will be required toread The Chosen, by Chaim Potok. Thisnovel offers a look at coming of age inconflicting cultures, and the uniquerelationships of friends as they seek tofind their place in the world.
  9. 9. ELA TEACHERS ARE AVAILABLE TOANSWER QUESTIONS IN THEGALLERYAmy Benson: Freshman CA Teacherabenson@bluevalleyk12.orgMarin McCrossen: Freshmen CA Teachermmccrossen@bluevalleyk12.orgMorgan Scanlon: Freshmen CA Teachermscanlon@bluevalleyk12.orgJared Zuckerman: Freshmen CA Teacherjzuckerman@bluevalleyk12.orgTyson Ostroski: CA Department Chairtostroski@bluevalleyk12.orgVisit the BVSW enrollment websitefor additional information.
  10. 10. ELA TEACHERS ARE AVAILABLE TOANSWER QUESTIONS IN THEGALLERYAmy Benson: Freshman CA Teacherabenson@bluevalleyk12.orgMarin McCrossen: Freshmen CA Teachermmccrossen@bluevalleyk12.orgMorgan Scanlon: Freshmen CA Teachermscanlon@bluevalleyk12.orgJared Zuckerman: Freshmen CA Teacherjzuckerman@bluevalleyk12.orgTyson Ostroski: CA Department Chairtostroski@bluevalleyk12.orgVisit the BVSW enrollment websitefor additional information.

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