This is the second course in a two-course sequence. Where am I going? What will I find when I travel into the world ahead? Discovering the answers to these and many other questions will be the focus of the course. Through inquiry, self-discovery and reflection students cultivate their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills as they experience the world of literature. Using the theme of “A Time for Exploration,” students will follow the steps of the writing process to communicate effectively and actively engage in the steps of the reading process. This will be accomplished via a journey through visual, oral and written texts (fiction, biography, nonfiction, mythology, poetry and folk tales). Prerequisites: Language Arts A – 6th Grade Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to each of the following: • Demonstrate understanding of literary characteristics and how they are used • Demonstrate understanding of the ways that history, culture, and setting influence language • Apply reference and study skills for a variety of purposes.