Compacted Challenge Language Arts is scheduled in conjunction with Academic Stretch. As such it meets on alternating school days and is only offered to students identified as gifted. Because less time is available to cover compacted challenge language arts objectives, the pace of instruction in Compacted Challenge Language Arts is accelerated. It is highly recommended that students entering this course have advanced writing skills and read above grade level. Students will use metacognitive and active reading strategies to comprehend increasingly complex material, including fiction and non-fiction; students will read and analyze a variety of advanced-level materials, including fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry. Students will use the writing process in order to create well-developed paragraphs and multi-paragraph pieces. Emphasis will be placed on the 6 Traits of Quality Writing. Vocabulary and word awareness will be taught through the reading and writing processes. Students will further develop their media literacy, use of the research process and their ability to evaluate both the relevance and reliability of information gathered. Formal and informal speaking and discussion opportunities will be further promoted, as will listening for information. Students will be expected to apply these skills in preparation for future years of study.
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