This year students will study rigorous curriculum, hone their writing and grammar skills, discover new technologies, and practice learning strategies they can use in future English courses. Students will be preparing for high school as well as the State Standardized Tests. We will be combining the traditional reading class activities with writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction. Your student will be required to read several books across a variety of genres and subjects. Please note that Gifted and Talented students will be provided appropriate differentiated instruction to help these students reach their maximum potential.