Welcome to the 6th-8th grade English Language Arts homeroom page. My name is Mrs. Nancy Alexander and I am looking forward to a wonderful year of reading and writing.
The school's English Language Arts
Curriculum is based on the Newark Archdiocesan ELA Curriculum which meets or
exceeds the NJ Common Core Curriculum Standards. Middle school students all
make an extensive study of vocabulary, using the Sadlier Vocabulary text.
In addition, grammar is an integral part of the curriculum as is writing.
In Literature, middle school uses a novel-based curriculum. Each grade reads at least three novels per year. Some of the novels read in class include To Kill A Mocking Bird, And Then There Were None, and Night in the 8th grade. Seventh grade students read My Brother Sam Is Dead, The Outsiders, and Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night's Dream while sixth grade reads Number the Stars, Wonder, and Freak the Mighty.
These novels are used to teach critical reading skills such as:
All students participate in one or more service projects each
year, serving a diversity of causes. Seniors, impoverished children, supporting
our missionaries, cancer charities, animal shelters, and many others.
Taken altogether the total experience delivers on our school mission: To embrace, nurture, and educate all God's children preparing them for lives of service and leadership rooted in the Gospel values of faith, hope, and love.
My e-mail is: email@example.com