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English Langauge

Elementary School
Language Arts
Lifeline Charter’s 4-6 language arts program ensures that every child becomes an engaged reader and an active writer. Reading and writing are closely intertwined and are designed to promote a lifelong love for literature.
 
Reading
  • In reading workshop, students participate in book groups, teacher-guided lessons, and read-alouds. Reading fluency and a love of books are acquired through daily independent reading.
  • Students develop decoding skills, word recognition, and rich vocabularies through word study, phonics, and spelling instruction.
  • Students advance their comprehension skills by making predictions, summarizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating their texts.
  • Oral language development is enhanced through deep literary discussion.
 
Writing 
  • In writing workshop, students explore the process of the writing cycle: they draft their ideas, revise, edit, and publish their work.
  • Students learn the conventions of writing, including grammar and writing mechanics, as they create polished written works.
  • They learn the art and craft of writing by experimenting with a wide variety of genres, from poetry and prose to research-based reports.
Middle School
English
The objectives of the English Department are to provide thorough training in the thoughtful and efficient use of language, to develop the analytical skills needed for a critical appreciation of literature, and to expose students to a wide range of literature. All English courses require intensive work in reading, writing, critical thinking, and the exchange of ideas through participation in classroom discussion. Courses include: Language Arts 6 Language Arts 7 Language Arts 8.
 
High School
English
The objectives of the English Department are to provide thorough training in the thoughtful and efficient use of language, to develop the analytical skills needed for a critical appreciation of literature, and to expose students to a wide range of literature. All English courses require intensive work in reading, writing, critical thinking, and the exchange of ideas through participation in classroom discussion.

Course include:
English I – Foundations of Critical Writing and Reading
English II – Foundations of Composition and Literature
English III – Techniques of Writing Research Papers (English Literature)
English IV – Techniques of Writing Research Papers (British Literature)