English & Literature
Classes meet daily
Philosophy Statement: The English Language Arts Department at TLS recognizes that God has created us with a great desire to communicate. Through the many ways to communicate we learn about the world around us. The English Language Arts Department integrates literature studies balancing authentic interest based reading with classics, and structured novel studies. Students also focus on effective listening, speaking, writing, and presentation skills. Students learn how to persuasively communicate with peers or adults.
English Language Arts includes English grammar, spelling,
vocabulary, and written and oral communication. Students will compose well organized and coherent writing across a variety of genres for specific purposes and audiences, including work for other subject areas.
Literature instruction uses class novels and independent reading choices to develop reading skills and fluency which allow students to gain information and ideas, construct meaning, express imagination and build a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Students are expected to read daily in class and outside of school.
Academy students work on higher level comprehension skills while developing advanced critical and analytical thinking. Writing skills are developed through use of the Six-Trait Writing Assessment. Students have opportunities to practice oral communication through presentations, film making and more.
Vocabulary is integrated in lessons as well as through Latin and Greek root studies. Student must demonstrate correct use of language, spelling, and mechanics by applying grammatical conventions in writing and speaking using Spelling Connections and Shurley English. Digital integrations are used for many lessons helping students learn rules through jingles, chants, and engaging visual supports. Students will increase proficiency in the use of print and electronic information resources and will learn ways to credit reference sources .
Students will demonstrate discernment when considering viewpoint of authors and whether it originates from biblical principles or a secular worldviews.
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Kalispell, MT 59901