Language Arts curriculum encompasses all aspects of reading, writing, speaking, and listening through a gradual release and workshop model. Students will complete formal papers in narrative, informative (compare and contrast), and argumentative genres using the writing process. They engage in Shared Inquiry discussions, partake in differentiated literature circles, and explore the use of language for different effects in different contexts and for different purposes. Students will learn how to think critically and practice critical thinking on a daily basis through reading various texts and genres of fiction, nonfiction, narrative, poetry and drama. Many interdisciplinary connections are made with other content areas.