Language

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Curriculum

Overall Curriculum Expectations

Language development is crucial for students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth, and should be regarded as a key element of the curriculum. The language curriculum is based on the belief that literacy is vital for responsible and productive citizenship. The curriculum is created to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to attain this objective.

In grade 8, students are urged to delve into issues associated with personal identity and community concerns as they engage with increasingly intricate and demanding texts. Students are required to analyze and evaluate perspectives in texts and the impact of media on their lives. They are tasked with writing about and discussing topics that matter in their daily lives. In the language expectations, the application of knowledge, skills, and strategies is employed to facilitate learning in other subject areas as a tool to help students comprehend real-world applications to participate in society.

The language curriculum is segregated into four categories:

  • Oral Communication
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Media Literacy


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