Parcells Middle School

20600 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS
 

The Parcells English Department teachers are very dedicated to their mission, helping students be successful in all aspects of English/Language Arts

Additional Language Arts Links for Grades 6, 7 and 8:

Curriculum Content

BELIEFS ABOUT STANDARDS AND QUALITY
The curriculum’s learning expectations for each level constitute a profile of the learner by the end of that year. That profile is the benchmark by which progress is measured. Those benchmarks, in turn, are the steps along the way to the curriculum’s four standards.
 
STANDARD 1: READING TO CONSTRUCT MEANING
  • All students will read, comprehend. and evaluate a wide variety of literature, both classic and contemporary and other general and technical material to seek information, ideas and enjoyment. As students mature, comprehension will develop to a level of abstraction, which allows them to apply insights about human experience to their own lives and the. lives of others. They will develop and apply personal, shared and academic criteria 10 evaluate written texts. (Developed from Michigan standards 1, 5, 10, 11, and 12 and National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association standards 1, 2,3and6.)

STANDARD 2: WRITING TO CONSTRUCT MEANING

  • All students will use the English language to write clearly, accurately and effectively using different types of texts (fiction and information), aesthetic elements (figurative and descriptive language) and mechanics (conventional spelling, punctuation and grammar). They will develop and apply personal, shared and academic criteria to evaluate their own and others’ written texts. (Developed from Michigan standards 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and NCTE/IRA standards 4, 5, 6, 8, and 12.)

STANDARD 3: LISTENING AND VIEWING TO CONSTRUCT MEANING

  • All students will be effective listeners and viewers in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes. They will develop and apply personal, shared and academic criteria to evaluate visual and oral texts. (Developed from Michigan standards 3, 4, 6 and 12 and NCTE/JRA standards 4, 7, 8 and 12.

STANDARD 4: SPEAKING TO CONSTRUCT MEANING

  • All students will be effective speakers in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes. They will develop and apply personal, shared and academic criteria to evaluate visual and oral texts. (Developed from Michigan standards 3, 4, 6 and 12 and NCTE/JRA standards 4, 7, 8 and 12.)
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