Pam Allyn says, “Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.” That is how important and interconnected the two disciplines are for students of all ages. Studies show that avid readers are better writers because it is modeled for them in countless ways. Our English Language Arts class will explore a myriad of types of literature to appreciate plot, character development, and themes, but also to enrich our own vocabulary and means of written expression. In addition, students will be encouraged to improve their verbal abilities while creatively sharing knowledge and views through projects. God has truly given us so much! 


  • ½” Binder 
  • Tab dividers 
  • Composition notebook for a journal
  • File Folder any color for things I return (label with student name)
  • college ruled paper hole-punch (in binder)
  • pens
  • pencils
  • highlighters

Books Needed:

Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Bantam ISBN-10 9780553212440; ISBN-978-0553212440

Animal Farm – George Orwell: Signet * Updated ISBN-13: 9780451526342
Click here to view it to confirm you ordered the correct one.

Fahrenheit 451 – ISBN 9780006546061

The Adventure of the Speckled Band – short story by Sir Conan Doyle

Poetry: various poets and poetic forms

Short stories including The Cask of Amontillado; Masque of the Red Death*Bible – Bible: Bible: Proverbs

Vocabulary Power Plus
$15 for Vocabulary Power Plus – RCA will purchase this book in bulk for the students to be reimbursed by families.)