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EdReady English (Grades 8-9)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

For a limited time, in response to the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 school closures, Michigan Virtual and the NROC Project have partnered to offer EdReady for FREE. Click here for Free access to EdReady and other Michigan Virtual course content during school closures: https://lc.michiganvirtual.org. EdReady English permits students to self-assess for mastery of grade-level knowledge and skills. EdReady uses diagnostic testing to establish personalized study paths to fill in learning gaps and to reinforce understanding. EdReady English for grades 8th-9th contains five goals, each containing between 9 and 26 learning topics (65 learning objectives in total) aimed at fully preparing students for readiness to continue high school academic work toward college English readiness.

Language Arts A (6th Grade)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This is the first 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).

Language Arts A (7th Grade)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills through exploration and investigation of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, cultural studies, self-discovery, and character education. Through a varied list of learning experiences, students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of literary, informational, and technical texts. Using the theme of “A Time for Discovery,” students will learn and use the writing process to communicate ideas and respond critically to visual, oral and written texts.

Language Arts A (8th Grade)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Who am I? How do I fit into the world? How do I make sense of these changing times? This course will answer those questions and many more! In this course, students will develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills as they explore and enjoy a variety of materials (novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, articles, drama, essays and media). In addition, the course focuses on effective communication strategies that students need in order to succeed in this changing and challenging society. Students will explore the theme of “The American Quest: Past, Present and Future” while developing reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills through a variety of materials (novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, articles, drama, essays and media).

Language Arts B (6th Grade)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

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.

Language Arts B (7th Grade)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills through exploration and investigation of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, cultural studies, self-discovery, and character education. Through a varied list of learning experiences, students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of literary, informational, and technical texts. Using the theme of “A Time for Discovery,” students will learn and use the writing process to communicate ideas and respond critically to visual, oral and written texts.

Language Arts B (8th Grade)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. Who am I? How do I fit into the world? How do I make sense of these changing times? This course will answer those questions and many more! In this course, students will develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills as they explore and enjoy a variety of materials (novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, articles, drama, essays and media). In addition, the course focuses on effective communication strategies that students need in order to succeed in this changing and challenging society. Students will explore the theme of “The American Quest: Past, Present and Future” while developing reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills through a variety of materials (novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, articles, drama, essays and media).

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.