English (November – December 2014)

Dear Parents,

Concerning the unit How We Organize Ourselves, the topics to be covered in English are: debate/argument/proposal and proposal writing.  Students will also learn how to argue persuasively, defend a point of view, organize thoughts and feelings before speaking. As well, they will learn how show  appropriate listening skills, respond in an appropriate manner when presenting their own views and respecting others views. In reading students will learn develop skills to recognize the author’s purpose, for instance, to inform, to persuade or to instruct.Students will also develop more understanding about internet safety and the importance of supervision by a parent or teacher. In grammar students will  learn more about adverbs, writing more past continuous sentences and different sentence types.

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