English Language Arts
BVSW English Language Arts offers courses designed to strengthen your reading, thinking, and writing skills -- not just for an English credit but for your whole-life needs and interests. Should you expect "rigor"? Sure, but you should also expect engaging learning opportunities.
- Reading to Learn: We will help you develop the skills of read accurately, thoroughly, and critically, not simply as "receivers of knowledge" but as agents for improving our lives and our communities.
- Writing to Learn: We will push to you to write precisely and richly, to develop relevant personal insights supported by rich intertextual evidence.
- Deep Understanding and Application: Because our best growth occurs in communities, we will challenge you think deeply, to speak your mind, to defend your ideas, and to listen carefully to others; to grow beyond "winning" an argument and into the sort of community-building that provides lasting solutions to complex problems.