International Christian Leadership Institute

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The Language Arts Department seeks to teach student to…

“Think as well as read…Yield not your minds to the passive impressions which others may make upon them. Hear what they have to say; but examine it, weigh it, and judge it for yourselves.” –Tryon Edwards, 1809-1894.

This ability, when used against the backdrop of effective and critical biblical examination, will develop life-long learners, critical/creative thinkers, and effective communicators through an established foundation in listening, speaking, and writing.

Grade 6

Crispin: Cross of Lead, Avi
Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare
The Harp & Laurel Wreath, Laura M. Berquist
Additional plays, poems and novels are chosen based on student interest.
English from the Roots up, Joegil Lundquist
Vocabulary for Achievement: First Course, Margaret Ann Richek
Daily Grams, Wanda C. Phillips, Ed.D.

The 6th grade Language Arts course is designed to equip students with the reading comprehension, writing and communication skills for junior high school. The course focuses on reading and understanding literature, creative and persuasive writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills.

Grade 7

Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Harp & Laurel Wreath, Laura M. Berquist
Additional plays, poems and novels are chosen based on student interest.
English from the Roots up, Joegil Lundquist
Vocabulary for Achievement: Second Course, Margaret Ann Richek
Daily Grams, Wanda C. Phillips, Ed.D.
Easy Grammar Plus, Wanda C. Phillips

The 7th grade Language Arts course is designed to equip students with the reading comprehension, writing and communication skills as they begin to prepare for high school. The course focuses on analyzing a variety of literature, composing a 5-paragraph essay, creative and research based writing, mastering grammar, and improving vocabulary skills.

Grade 8

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor
The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
The Harp & Laurel Wreath, Laura M. Berquist
Additional plays, poems and novels are chosen based on student interest.
English from the Roots up, Joegil Lundquist
Vocabulary for Achievement: Third Course, Margaret Ann Richek
Daily Grams, Wanda C. Phillips, Ed.D.

The 8th grade Language Arts course is designed to equip students with the reading, writing and communication skills for junior high school. The course focuses on analyzing a variety of literature, using 5-paragraph essays in writing, C-E-C analysis and research writing, utilizing proper grammar, and vocabulary skills.