In Language Arts, we expect our students to possess the skills and knowledge to speak, read, and write in French and in English fluently, demonstrating the quality of education they have acquired. Students will have studied a variety of authors of French and English literature and will be able to discuss and analyze their work with concrete comprehension.
We expect our students to read, analyze and produce multiple genres of writing using the writing process – including short stories, mystery, memoir, poetry, realistic fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, plays and graphic novels. Students will read and analyze short stories and be able to identify different literary devices such as conflict, foreshadowing, irony, point of view, imagery, simile/metaphor, personification and more. Students will be able to prepare for and participate meaningfully in book clubs. They will learn to think critically and discuss the larger themes, messages, characters’ choices, the author’s writing style and more.
We expect our students to read, write, and research given topics, making oral and written reports as well as presenting research projects. Students will study the genre of playwriting. They will write, produce and act in their own original plays.