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Language & Literature - English in the MYP

GROUP 1: STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

LANGUAGE A: ENGLISH

English 6,7,8 (MYP 1,2,3)

Through language and literature the students will become better prepared to perform such tasks as to present arguments, communicate thoughts and opinions, develop understanding of multiple points of view, analyze, offer constructive criticism, practice critical thinking, and represent their learning through a variety of creative outlets.   The objectives for Language and Literature center around six skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Mechanics, and Presenting.  By moving towards mastery in these six areas, students will grow as learners and communicators.  Students will be encouraged to independently read for their own interest and learning, and to reflect improvement in writing through all the subject areas.  Students will be tracking their reading progress, reflecting on their reading, and presenting projects which demonstrate understanding and creativity.

English 9 (MYP 4) 

Students study language and literature to develop the critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills necessary to communicate clearly, imaginatively, and effectively, both in writing and oral activities. Students study a variety of literary genres to develop an awareness of the relationship between life and literary experience. They explore language to increase critical thinking skills and enhance verbal fluency in both academic and interpersonal settings. By writing frequently and by practicing through oral presentations, students will organize, communicate, and evaluate ideas logically and creatively. Student writing will focus on literary analysis, creative, and reflective writing. As well, students build on their understanding of writing as a process of prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing. 

Credit: 1 

Length of Course: 1 year 

Prerequisite: Grade 8 English 

English 10 (MYP 5) 

Students read a variety of literary works comparing and contrasting settings, characterization, conflicts, point of view, and themes. The developing of reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as the expanding of verbal fluency and analyzing the structure of language are also core components of this course. Students develop their ability to write with an appropriate register. Through varied and frequent assignments and activities, students expand their understanding of writing as a process and develop their skill in revising according to purpose and audience. They will continue to develop and refine their skills in creative, persuasive and reflective writing as well as the increases their understanding of research skills. 

Credit: 1 

Length of Course: 1 year 

Prerequisite: Grade 9 English 

Scope of Program 

  • The school is modeled on the three divisions typical of American schooling: Elementary, Middle, and High School. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • It is an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School that is fully authorized for the IB Diploma (IBD), Middle Years (MYP) and Primary Years (PYP) programmes.