M2 Language Arts consists of reading, writing, research, vocabulary, and grammar. We study literature that includes short stories, drama, poetry, nonfiction, and novels. The novels we read all follow the theme of personal growth and transformation. We will read Touching Spirit Bear, Paperboy, and The Miracle Worker. Students will also be required to complete one novel of their choice during the second semester and give an oral presentation (Book Talk) to the class. Throughout the school year, students will improve their skills in reading, writing, collaborative learning, research, and technology.