Year One, Year Two and Year Three students use oral language, written language, and media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes. Students also explore the structure of language and study grammatical rules in order to speak and write effectively.
Year one invest time in being introduced to many literary and writing concepts and the writing emphasis is on personal expression.
Year two focuses heavily on writing due to the North Carolina Writing Test and the emphasis is on argumentative and evaluative writing.
Year three studies the significance of research as it relates to writing and encourages students to use more critical analysis when exploring literature and media.
Language A Grading Scale: Students receive a nine-week average based on two sources: formative and summative assessments.
All formative assessments are weighed equally. Grades for summative assessments may be counted more than once.
Formative Assessments Include:
o Class participation
o Daily class practice
o Class work
Summative Assessments Include:
o Major tests
o Written papers