English/Language Arts Grades 6-8

 

English/Language Arts Grades 6-8

Grade 6

This course is focused on preparing students to be academically and mentally ready for higher intellectual learning. The curriculum includes the TEKS standards with emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, college-level skills such as engaging in discussion, writing essays, and note-taking, literary analysis, non-fiction & poetry analysis, public speaking, self-reflection, and applied English skills. Students can expect a challenging high-expectation environment that will also be fun, creative, and hands-on as well as tying in Islam in all aspects of literature and English.

Readings: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The Watson’s Go to Birmingham- 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, and Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman.

Grade 7

This course is focused on preparing students to be academically and mentally ready for higher intellectual learning. The curriculum includes the TEKS standards with emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, college-level skills such as engaging in discussion, writing essays, and note-taking, literary analysis, non-fiction & poetry analysis, public speaking, self-reflection, and applied English skills. Students can expect a challenging high-expectation environment that will also be fun, creative, and hands-on as well as tying in Islam in all aspects of literature and English.

Readings: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, The Scarlet Ibis Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Grade 8

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“Brighter Horizons Academy will be a model Islamic educational system within which learners may develop to their fullest potential and become a generation of leaders and individuals who are highly motivated to be successful in this life and beyond.”

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“The Academy’s mission is to graduate practicing Muslim leaders and responsible citizens who are well prepared for college entrance and career challenges of the twenty-first century.”

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