English/Language Arts

STAFF

Email Bott, Cathleen
Bott, Cathleen
(714) 990-7500 ex.127
English/Language Arts (Grade 8)
Email Campbell, Alyce
Campbell, Alyce
(714) 990-7500 ex.123
English/Language Arts (Grade 7) Department Chair
Email Cruikshank, Elizabeth
Cruikshank, Elizabeth
(714) 990-7500 ex.124
English/Language Arts (Grade 7 & 8)
Email Gonzalez, Maria
Gonzalez, Maria
(714) 990-7500 ex.128
English/Language Arts (Grade 7)
Email Syck, Teri
Syck, Teri
(714) 990-7500 ex.130
English/Language Arts Teacher (Grade 8), Activities Director, & Department Chai
Email Williams, J.D.
Williams, J.D.
(714) 990-7500 ex.129
English/Language Arts (Grade 8) Drama/Play Production
 

English Lit 7

All students will complete a full year of literature-based coursework. Literature selections include short stories, novels, non-fiction, and drama with focus on reading skills and writing instruction as well as grammar, vocabulary, listening, and speaking. This course is aligned with and incorporates the national Common Core Standards.

 

English Lit 7 Honors

This class is available for students identified as G.A.T.E. by the Brea Olinda Unified School District. All students will complete a full year of literature-based coursework. Literature selections include short stories, novels, non-fiction, and drama with focus on reading skills and writing instruction as well as grammar, vocabulary, listening, and speaking. This course is aligned with and incorporates the national Common Core Standards. Honors students can expect an accelerated pace and more rigorous literature selections.

 

English Lit 8

Literature is used as the basis for integrating the instruction of reading, writing, critical thinking, listening, and speaking. Core texts are paired with short stories, poetry, non-fiction, and internet research to stimulate extended thinking and analysis. Cross-curricular and Character Education Activities are also taught as vital components of the learning process throughout the year. This course is aligned with and incorporates the national Common Core Standards.

 

English Lit 8 Honors

This class is available for students identified as G.A.T.E. by the Brea Olinda Unified School District. All students will complete a full year of literature-based coursework. Literature selections include short stories, novels, non-fiction, and drama with focus on reading skills and writing instruction as well as grammar, vocabulary, listening, and speaking. This course is aligned with and incorporates the national Common Core Standards. Honors students can expect an accelerated pace and more rigorous literature selections.

 

Language Arts Essentials

ELL students will complete a full year of literature-based coursework that will include short stories, novels, non-fiction, and drama. The focus of this class will be improving a second language learner's reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. This course aligns with the national Common Core Standards and meets the ELA/ELD framework.

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