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COURSE OVERVIEW 
Language arts consists of 4 marking periods. 
Making Period 1
Reading and Writing Workshops
Reading Literature
Elements of Narrative Writing
Speaking and Listening
Language Conventions

Marking Period 2:
Reading and Writing Workshops
Informational/Explanatory Writing 
Information Text
Research
Speaking and Listening
Language Conventions

Marking Period 3:

Reading and Writing Workshops
Argumentative Writing
 Information Text
Research
Speaking and Listening
Language Conventions

Marking Period 4:
Reading and Writing Workshops
Argumentative Writing
 Information Text
Research
Speaking and Listening
Language Conventions

SPECIAL EVENTS: See calendar 

TEST TAKING DATES:
See calendar for important dates. 

TEST TAKING TECHNIQUES:
  • Watch your time and pace yourself.
  • Identify the number of tasks in a written response: circle the verbs and underline topics.

  • Read passages carefully and annotate the text using the margins or highlighters.

  • Go back and check your work. Unless you are 100% sure a multiple-choice answer is wrong, do NOT change it. 

  • Use many relevant text details to support your writing. 

  • When you are done, go back and make sure you answered all the parts of the questions.