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Language Arts 8 A

School Year: 2019-2020
Subject: English and Language Arts
Course ID: CALA76075
College Concurrent: No
School District: Big Horn County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Connections Academy
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 8
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Connexus
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Connections Academy
Credits: 0.5
Hathaway Success Course: No
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Sep 03, 2019 - Jun 05, 2020
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
In eighth grade, through the study of authors such as Nikki Giovanni, Elie Wiesel, and Mark Twain, the student will ponder such questions as Can all conflicts be resolved?; Is it our differences or our similarities that matter most?; and Are yesterdays heroes important today? The student will exercise curiosity and critical-thinking skills through short- and long-term research. The student will refine and reinforce skills by practicing narrative, informative, and persuasive writing.The student will sharpen and strengthen skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The student is exposed to a wide variety of writing styles to create a sense of curiosity and excitement. The student will improve comprehension of increasingly complex literature and informational texts using a multi-draft reading approach as the student discusses, analyzes, and critiques. The student will learn to make connections between readings, other titles, and the world. The student will also expand an academic vocabulary and build confidence through independent reading. The student will write expository and creative compositions and employ test-taking strategies that are effective for different types of learners.
Course Prerequisites:
Required Materials: None
Course Accessibility: None
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly