Language Arts

Middle School GA Course Number Description
6th Grade – LA 23.01100 This course focuses on oral and written language, as well as media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes. The course enables students to become skilled readers of more sophisticated literature. The student will compose writing in a variety of genres.
7th Grade – LA 23.01200 This course focuses on an appreciation of written and spoken language, as well as media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes. The course enables students to study and analyze compelling literature and to explore author’s craft. The student will read a target number of books or word count equivalent from a variety of genres, subjects and disciplines. The student will compose writing in a variety of genres (narrative, expository, technical, response to literature, and persuasive) and increase abilities in writing, editing, and proofreading.
8th Grade – LA 23.01300 This course focuses on extending the reading experience through a more complete study and analysis of compelling literature. The student will read a target number of books or word count equivalent from a variety of genres, subjects and disciplines. The student will also study Georgia authors by exploring history, reading different selections, and examining texts. The student will debate a variety of topics. The student will continue with research. The student will also engage in viewing, listening, and speaking activities.
High School GA Course Number Description
Ninth Grade Literature/and Composition 23.06100 This course focuses on a study of literary genres; the students develop initial understanding of both the structure and the meaning of a literary work. While the focus is technical writing, the student will also demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres: narrative, expository, persuasive, and technical. The students will engage in research, timed writings, and the writing process. The students will demonstrate an understanding of listening, speaking, and viewing skills.
American Literature/Composition 23.05100 This course focuses on the study of American literature, writing modes and genres, and essential conventions for reading, writing, and speaking. The student develops an understanding of chronological context and the relevance of period structures in American literature. The student will also demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres. The student will engage in research, timed writing, and the writing process.
British Literature/Composition 23.05200 This course focuses on the study of British literature, writing modes and genres, and essential conventions for reading, writing, and speaking. The students develop an understanding of chronological context and the relevance of period structures in British literature. While the continued focus is expository writing in British literature, the student will also demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres: narrative, persuasive, and technical. The students will engage in research, impact of technology on writing, timed writing, and the writing process.
World Literature/Composition 23.06300 This course focuses on a study of World Literature; the students develop an understanding of chronological context and the relevance of period structures in literature within world cultures. A focus is to explore the ways the work’s place of origin affects its structure and how the chronology of a literary work affects its meaning. The students develop an understanding of literature as both a culture’s product and a culture-bearer. An exploration of commonalities and differences among works of literature from different times and places in the world is a major component.
High School GA Course Number Under Development by CHIA
Shakespeare 23.02300 This course offers the skills students need to explore and study William Shakespeare’s life and works. Through a survey of selected Shakespearean plays, students learn to read text accurately and imaginatively and to appreciate Shakespeare’s dramatic dimensions. The plays are reviewed via a range of media: text, film, audio recording, and live performance. Students develop the ability to interpret literature and complex ideas, recognize, discuss, and write about universal themes in literature, compare and contrast characters, and become familiar with Elizabethan English.
Mythology, (Greek, Roman, Norse) 23.02100 This course introduces the importance of myths and tales of classical mythology, focusing on a comparative study of plot, characters, themes, and figurative devices. The course emphasizes the following: critical and analytical skills, vocabulary development, a study of the influences of Greek, Roman, and Norse word origins on the English language, and composition. The study of the relationship between people and their societies is a major emphasis, along with the impact of mythology on the literary world.