Lifeline Education Charter School

Skip to main content
English » English Language

English Language

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
 
 
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
 
 
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)