#TheWebberWay

Street Address: 4201 Seneca St | Fort Collins, CO 80526

Main: 970-488-7800

Attendance: 970-490-3089

Main Fax/Counseling Fax: 970-488-7811/7818

#TheWebberWay

Street Address: 4201 Seneca St | Fort Collins, CO 80526

Main: 970-488-7800

Attendance: 970-490-3089

Main Fax/Counseling Fax: 970-488-7811/7818

Language Arts

English/Language Arts 6:

The sixth-grade language arts course is devoted to developing communication and thinking skills through the integrated study of reading  speaking and writing strategies as well as further refining active listening and critical viewing practices. In addition to adapting usage  conventions  form and/or genre to a variety of audiences and purposes  students continue their practice with the writing process as they gain experience mastering single and multi-paragraph texts in all four major modes -- narrative  descriptive  persuasive  and expository.  Students actively apply these aforementioned techniques in order to summarize  compare  contrast  activate and synthesize literary and informational texts across content areas.

English/Language Arts 6 Strategic:

This course is recommended for the student who seeks additional information and depth in literature and writing. The curriculum follows the guidelines of the required English 6  adding materials and projects for highly motivated students. Students are offered opportunities to explore a variety of reading and writing and to pursue areas of interest in depth.

English/Language Arts 7:

The seventh-grade English program is designed to help students express themselves more easily and effectively through writing and speaking. The course includes study of the fundamentals of grammar  correct usage  literature (short stories and the novel)  and the process of writing (narration  description  and exposition). Students focus on writing a unified  coherent paragraph which logically supports a topic sentence by using specific details. Students also have opportunities to write creatively.

English/Language Arts 7 Strategic:

Incorporates individualized and small group instruction focused on improving reading skills by increasing fluency  comprehension  and building vocabulary.  English Literacy class enhancing writing skills by teaching the 6 Traits of Writing and providing continuous feedback with personal writing conferences.  Study skills and organizational techniques are taught and practiced. Read 180 is an exploration into the wonderful world of books.  In this class  we will examine reading comprehension through the use of strategies such as prediction  compare and contrast  making inferences  etc. Students will get small group direct instruction for reading and writing skills.  Students will study spelling  grammar  and reading comprehension independently on the computer through instructive software.  Students will also read a book of their choice for at least twenty minutes a day.  This class is designed to help students discover and feel success in their reading and writing ability.

English/Language Arts 8:

The eighth-grade English course is devoted to developing communication and thinking skills through the integrated study of language  literature  and writing. Language study emphasizes sentence patterns  punctuation  spelling  vocabulary  and usage. The study of the writing process includes further development of skills and working with multi-paragraph writings in narrative  descriptive  and expository writing. The study of literature includes the genre or thematic approach  stressing an understanding of literary terminology and author's purpose.

English/Language Arts 8 Strategic:

Incorporates individualized and small group instruction focused on improving reading skills by increasing fluency  comprehension  and building vocabulary.  English Literacy class enhancing writing skills by teaching the 6 Traits of Writing and providing continuous feedback with personal writing conferences.  Study skills and organizational techniques are taught and practiced. Read 180 is an exploration into the wonderful world of books.  In this class  we will examine reading comprehension through the use of strategies such as prediction  compare and contrast  making inferences  etc. Students will get small group direct instruction for reading and writing skills.  Students will study spelling  grammar  and reading comprehension independently on the computer through instructive software.  Students will also read a book of their choice for at least twenty minutes a day.  This class is designed to help students discover and feel success in their reading and writing ability.