This class exposes students to various fantasy-based forms of poetry, prose, and dramas to engage them and challenge them to critically think. At this level, students practice referring to texts and making interdisciplinary connections, describing characters and setting with specificity, and using context clues to compare and contrast, decipher vocabulary, and draw grander thematic conclusions. Students also master English writing standards through practice of writing descriptive, expository, persuasive and an added form of responses to literature to demonstrate their understanding and prior knowledge. They study English grammar and conventions, including subject-verb agreement, nouns and pronouns, prepositions, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, and more.
Fall 2018 Reading: The Tail of Emily Windsnap and James and the Giant Peach