Students will work to further develop their skills in writing, reading, and speaking. They will use the six traits of writing to improve their writing and editing skills while being introduced to informative, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive writing styles. Emphasis will be placed on writing a clear and well developed paragraph. Students will undertake a detailed study of grammar learning and applying the eight parts of speech to their writing. Students will gain appreciate for various genres of literature as they read the novels for this course. Through those novels, they will study vocabulary, spelling, and the elements of literature.