Language Arts

Language Arts

Standards-based literacy instruction is provided in all Cherokee County Schools for students in kindergarten through grade twelve through a designated literacy block. Students will learn to think critically and communicate orally and through writing while incorporating reading strategies that will enable them to continue to grow as a learner. They will gain knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and literary resources as well as engage in regular practice with complex text and its academic language.

Resources for all English Language Arts courses:

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

Lexile, the Framework for Reading

Reading Resources from the Georgia Department of Education 

Elementary, grades K-5

For the 2017 – 2018 school year, students in Kindergarten through fifth grade will experience new curriculum designed specifically for the elementary student. The Cherokee County Board of Education has adopted resources that support a balanced literacy approach and includes a phonics program for grades K-1, a multi-leveled Book Room for each school to incorporate guided reading, a Classroom Library for each teacher of reading and Reading Assessments that will ensure each child is reading at his or her appropriate level.

K-5 GSE

Balanced Literacy PowerPoint for Parents

What is Balanced Literacy? Video

KINDERGARTEN

ELAGSE

Pacing Guide

1st Grade

ELAGSE

Pacing Guide

2nd Grade

ELAGSE

Pacing Guide

3rd Grade

ELAGSE

Pacing Guide

4th Grade

ELAGSE

Pacing Guide

5th Grade

ELAGSE

Pacing Guide

Middle School, grades 6-8

Students in grades six through eight begin to experience literacy with an increasing level of maturity and sophistication.  Through challenging literature analyses, nonfiction books, articles, primary and secondary sources, they comprehend and analyze text; stake claims through evidence found within the text and consolidate and internalize skills instilled through the full-progression of the GSE.  Student writing will reflect the ability to argue effectively, understand author bias and tailor prose for maximum influence.

 

6th Grade

ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

7th Grade

ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

8th Grade

ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

High School, grades 9 – 12

High School English Language Arts courses are organized into bands of grades 9 – 10 and 11 – 12 which allow schools and districts flexibility in designing courses.  The Standards reveal what students should be able to do by the end of each grade band and ultimately by the end of their high school careers. Students will graduate with the ability to communicate in multiple modes of discourse demonstrating a strong command of the rules of Standard English.

Course # Course Name   

 

Honors

Credit Required, Core orElective Testing Requirement Prerequisite
23.06100 9th Grade Literature/Composition Honors 1.0 R GMAT-EOC 8th Grade Language Arts
23.06200 10th Grade Literature/Composition Honors 1.0 C 9th Grade Lit/Comp
23.05100 American Literature/Composition Honors 1.0 R GMAT-EOC 10th Grade Lit/Comp
23.05200 British Literature/Composition Honors 1.0 C American Lit/Comp
23.06700 Multicultural Literature/Composition 1.0 C American Lit/Comp
23.03400 Advanced Composition 1.0 C 10th Grade Lit/Comp
23.05300 AP English Language & Composition/American Literature 1.0 C GMAT-EOC 10th Grade Lit/Comp
23.04300 AP English Language/ Composition 1.0 C American Lit/Comp
23.06500 AP Literature/Composition 1.0 C American Lit/Comp
23.06400 Literary Types/Composition 1.0 E 12th Grade Elective
23.02400 Literature & History of the Old Testament Era 1.0 E 12th Grade Elective
23.02500 Literature & History of the New Testament Era 1.0 E 12th Grade Elective
23.08200 Reading Enrichment 1.0 E None
23.08300 Basic Reading/Writing I 1.0 E Staff/IEP Recommendation
23.08400 Basic Reading/Writing II 1.0 E Staff/IEP Recommendation & Basic Reading/Writing I
23.08500 Basic Reading/Writing III 1.0 E Staff/IEP Recommendation &Basic Reading/Writing II
23.08600 Basic Reading/Writing IV 1.0 E Staff/IEP Recommendation &Basic Reading/Writing III
23.04200 Oral/Written Communication (Speech) 1.0 E None
23.04600 Speech/Forensics I 1.0 E None
23.04700 Speech/Forensics II 1.0 E Speech/Forensics I
23.03100 Writer’s Workshop 1.0 E None
23.03200 Journalism I 1.0 E Instructor Approval
23.03300 Journalism II 1.0 E Journalism I
23.03500 Journalism III 1.0 E Journalism II
23.03600 Journalism IV 1.0 E Journalism III

 

 

 

 

 

Grades 9 & 10

ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

Grade 11, American Literature

ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

Grades 11 & 12, Multicultural; British Literature; Advanced Composition

MC–ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

BL–ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

AC–ELAGSE

Curriculum Map

Other Helpful Links

Milestones EOG/EOC Resources

SAT

ACT

 

 

Content above @ https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards/Pages/ELA.aspx

 

Edited 7.14.17