MS Language Arts 1

Course Description:
Learn to write like a hero. Using a motif of Heroes, Helpers, and Hope, students in the MS Language Arts 1 course will recognize the value of written communication for helping others and offering hope. By emulating the character of Jesus Christ, the students will be encouraged to be heroic and effective in their writing of narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces, and they will become critical readers and thinkers as they evaluate the fiction and informational texts they read in this course and throughout life. The students will learn to present their ideas clearly and cohesively while acquiring the reading, writing, language and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Grade Level:
6th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Course Materials:
Reading materials are optional. Students may choose to read a novel from the list or a short story linked within the course.