Michelle Brooks
  • Advanced English 6
  • Advanced English 8
  • English 8
  • Introduction to Foreign Languages
  • Junior High French
  • High School French 1 and 2

Throughout the year in English, I cover all parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation.  For literature comprehension in eighth grade, short stories out of the literature book are read, discussed, and questions are answered.  The advanced eighth grade class also reads The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.  Literature in the advanced sixth grade is comprised of reading and discussing Aesop Fables and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor.  A book report is required every quarter.  Spelling is every week, and creative writing is a regular activity where students elaborate on a variety of topics.

Junior High French is a fun elective where the student learns vocabulary, beginning grammar, geography, and culture.  There are various projects throughout the year to help learn the language.

Introduction to Foreign Languages is a Junior High elective where students have the opportunity to learn various languages and cultures.  French, Spanish, German, Latin, and a Jewish unit are taught. Basic vocabulary (greetings, numbers, colors, calendar, and family), geography, and culture are introduced.

                In High School French 1, students learn vocabulary and grammar, memorize Scripture, and discuss culture.   French 2 carries on with an upper level of these skills and moves into the introduction of literature.  Projects are used to help students understand French.  A field trip to a French café where students have the opportunity to order and eat French food is taken some time during the second semester.