Karen M. Adrián

Tuesdays 4pm-5:30pm

Thursdays 4pm-5:30pm

This class is offered to the students of the East Hartford's Adult Education Credit Diploma Program for .5 credits toward an East Hartford High School diploma. The class meets from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first session will run from September 13th until November 22nd. The second session will run from December 5th until March 1st, and the third session from March 5th until May 17th.

Overview: The purpose of this course is to reinforce reading and writing skills through comprehension, practice, and strategies. Students explore the purpose of punctuation and sentence structure in written language as well as develop an awareness of the intricacies of reading for self-satisfaction and understanding.

Essential Questions: What role do grammar and mechanics play in crafting a solid piece of writing? What difference does using proper conventions and grammar make on what I write or speak? How does personal response and reflection impact growth as an independent reader?

Key Learning: Proper use of the written language and preparation for a lifetime of critical reading and writing.

  • Punctuation and Sentence Structure, Usage - Apply editing and grammar knowledge to provided text. Use punctuation to clarify meaning.
  • Use Independent Reading to build reading and comprehension skills, identifying connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-others), and for formative assessment.

NCTE Standards:

2. Students read a wide variety of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions of human experience.

4. Students adjust their use of written language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.

12. Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).