Big ideas in Language Arts 8
- Why do some songs make us happy? Why do some movies make us cry? Language is a powerful tool that when used properly, can create beautiful things. By exploring different texts, language and literature is a source of meaning and joy.
- Poetry, novels, short stories, plays, movies, web sites, and articles are all different types of texts that are explored in the English classroom. By exploring all these different works, and not focusing on just one, these texts help us connect and express ideas in deeper ways.
- Ever read a story and think "wow, this character is TOTALLY me!" Being curious and reflective about stories deepens our understanding of ourselves, our identity, and humanity. When we reflect on what we read, we better understand where and why stories or texts take place.
- It's important to have fun, but don't drag your audience along. Being playful and precise with language helps our audience understand us.