Language & Literacy

  • Aims of the IB-Middle Years Program:

    • Use language as a vehicle for thought, creativity, reflection, learning, and self-expression.
    • Use language as a tool for personal growth, social interaction and for developing relationships within the international community.
    • Comprehend more clearly aspects of their own culture and those of other cultures by exploring the interdependence of human beings through a variety of works.
    • Explore the many facets of the language through the use of media and information technology.
    • Develop the skills involved in speaking, listening, reading, writing and viewing in a variety of contexts.
    • Respond appropriately to a variety of texts
    • Read widely to promote a lifelong interest in language and literature
    • Develop a critical and creative approach to studying and analyzing literature.
    • Develop language skills through interdisciplinary work
    • Consider the role of literature both culturally and historically
    • Reflect on the learning process in various ways and at various stages
    • Empathize with real people and fictional characters as and when appropriate.

     

    Courses Offered

    • Sixth Grade Readers' Workshop
    • Sixth Grade Writers' Workshop
    • English/Language Arts (ELA) 7 MYP Language and Literature
    • Eighth Grade ELA Workshop 8
    • Eighth Grade Accelerated English
    • On Track (OT) Literacy (offered at each grade level)
    • Creative Writing