• Welcome to the Language Arts Department at Riverwatch!

    The Forsyth County School's Learner Profile seeks to create a clear path to success for all students. We strive to support this vision through our English/Language Arts Curriculum. Through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language instruction, we encourage our students to seek knowledge and understanding and to pursue continuous learning.  Our instruction is designed to help students learn to read independently and think critically as they reflect on and adapt to an ever-changing world.  We also want to prepare our students for the future by teaching them the communication skills necessary to engage and compete in a global environment.
     All grade levels use the writing process as the foundation for the teaching of writing, as well as for integration of vocabulary and grammar concepts. The different types of writing (informative/explanatory, narrative, argumentative) are emphasized through a myriad of assignments.  The emphasis in writing is to provide evidence from a reading passage to support  analysis, reflection, and research.  All ELA classes utilize the DBQ (Data Based Questioning) writing process to instruct students how to analyze and reflect on either a non-fiction or fiction piece. As a result, students read a variety of literature, including short stories, poems, novels, dramas, and essays. Our use of technology helps implement and enhance the language arts curriculum.

     6th Grade ELA Team

    Susan Cutshall

    Lindsey Messina

    Gayla Dore

    Carol Tisdale

    Terri Cole 

     7th Grade ELA Team

    Lisa Higginbotham

    Amy Johnson

    Celin Yu

    Suzanne Holloway 

    Jennifer Lima

     8th Grade ELA Team

    Allison Stump-Cooper

    Christy McGinley

    Carrie Gilliland

    Amy Miller

    Katie Shroyer 



Last Modified on December 1, 2020