La Colina Junior High School

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ENGLISH 7/8: This course is aligned with the California State Common Core Standards in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for their particular needs. Students study a variety of literary works from various genres, including non-fiction and informational texts, poetry, essays, plays, short stories and novels. Students also complete a variety of writing assignments, including multi-paragraph essays, multi-draft essays, and timed performance tasks, as well as personal responses, journal entries, note-taking and poetry. The integration of technology into the curriculum continues in the form of word-processing, multimedia presentation, and Internet research.

READ 180:  The curriculum for Read 180 was developed by Dr. Kate Kinsella who is a leading scholar on the instruction and achievement of secondary English Language learners.  Read 180 features a flexible rotation model designed to help students at all levels of intervention. This model organizes class time to provide a balance of teacher-led instruction, computer adaptive learning, and independent reading designed to ensure proficiency in the academic vocabulary, speaking, listening, and writing vital to success in school and life.

ENGLISH LEARNER SUPPORT: The curriculum for English 3D was developed by Dr. Kate Kinsella who is a leading scholar on the instruction and and achievement of secondary English Language learners. English 3D is a new English language development program designed to ensure proficiency in the academic vocabulary, speaking, listening, and writing vital to success in school and life.

Faculty Members:

Usha Atterbury

Hayley Dixon-Hrehor

Nathan Dunlap

Maureen Granger

Cameron Hatcher-Day

Liz Heron

Rebecca Lowi

Rebekah Sillars

Cathi Speake